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Say Yes To Love – JD Days (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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JD Days is a musical chameleon, changing music styles and sound as the mood dictates, from dreamy, acoustic love ballads to full-on power-pop songs....

Othered Vol 1 – Othered (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Remember when rock music had something important to say? Remember when rock music knew how to groove? Remember that time before metal became merely...

The Blue Herons back with sixth single From Here

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Jangle-pop powerhouse The Blue Herons are back with their sixth single From Here which will be released Friday, April 29. This new tune leans...

Weird – Friendmaker (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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It’s great when songs neatly capture feelings or experiences that are hard to put into simple words, and that is exactly what is happening...

Chris Murphy returns to The UK for a month of summer...

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For 25 years, and with no sign of slowing, violinist Chris Murphy has made a living by writing, performing and recording original music. For...

Italo-Brazilian two-piece, Hate Moss, are joined by Carolina Zac on new...

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Crafting an eerie and ironic contrast of danceable, euphoric beats and despairing lyricism, “Stupid Song” comes as the third single from Hate Moss’ upcoming...

Hate to Love – Amacio Favor (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Give this third single from Amacio Favor a spin and it is immediately clear the sonic furrow that is being mined here and the...

Paris Music Corp. – Paris Music Corp. (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Many people think that making ambient electronic music is easy. And perhaps it is. But making ambient electronic music that matters, is a different...

Furious punk rock battering ram ‘Sweet Boy’ from Sons!

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‘Sweet Boy’ is the 3rd track to be released taken from SONS sophomore album, out now on Recordings. With machine-gun guitars, tight and...

Scratch That – J Crist (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I love trying to second guess an album's artwork and title. More often than not it is obvious; indie bands give themselves away with...

I Am Greedy – Or Golan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Music made in the field of electronica has always sought to sound futuristic. Ever since those early post-punks turn away from guitars and started...

New Strife Lands – Kitch (reviewed by Marcus Kittridge)

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The first few minutes of this record feel like a found recording of that time when Kate Bush was trapped inside a walk-in fridge...

Night – Kaapstaad (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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You know that it has been a good day for interesting music hitting the review pile when you are faced with jazz and folk...

Love Spell – Parla Chain (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Parla Chain is a London based music project with contributors all around the world. This explains a lot, not least of all that Love...

Sunday Alchemy – Ludwik Konopko (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Because I spend most of my time trying to get sonic blood out of proverbial musical stones, that is, trying to find the selling...

Tara Busch, under the guise I Speak Machine, presents her new...

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WAR brings Tara out from behind her fortress of synths and horror soundtracks and back to center stage as a songwriter and performer. Shapeshifting...

Ordinary Sex Appeal – Sons of Silver (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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There are times when you want to stick on some music that is soulful, subtle or sedate. Other times you might opt for something...

Szn – DeSean (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Not everyone remembers that rap music, and the hip-hop that it evolved from, is based on the idea of sharp wordplay and deft and...

That Was The Music Week That Was – 230422

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Another week of writing about, listening to, promoting and generally enjoying lots of cool new music from the best of the grassroots community. Give...

Archbishop Beardface at the ChemOlympics – Telefis (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Even after reading Cathal Coughlan’s explanation of the scenario that this latest song paints, I’m not much the wiser but it does make me...

Tigers & Flies release new single, Ben, on Violette Records

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Based in Manchester but raised on the salted air and pebbled beaches amidst the faded seaside opulence of Brighton, Tigers & Flies spent much...

Entities From the Fog – Handsome Karnivore (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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If I was to say that Handsome Karnivore remind me more of a European band than one from New Jersey, it should be taken...

Darkness – Lurid Purple Flowers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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Anything that sounds like the sound of the sixties psychedelic rock movement imploding in a blaze of sonic glory and also the saviour of...

Stoned & Bored – Madeleine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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At a point where pop meets rock, where mainstream accessibility meets underground cultishness, where cutting edge cool embrace the quality benchmarks of songwriting traditions...

Parabola West’s debut album Stars Will Light The Way – and...

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Some may argue that there is a line between fantasy and reality – but there are times when they blur, as is the case with Parabola...

Francesco/Watch That Madman Go – London Plane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I would say that anyone who can blend the gothic edge of Bauhaus with the quirky pop stylings of Shriekback and still come out...

Manchester indie rockers Weimar tip their musical hats to The Girls...

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Manchester-based indie rockers Weimar present their latest audio-visual offering for 'The Girls of LA', their new single released via German Shepherd Records. Long-term Weimar collaborator...

Fe Salomon returns with a brand new track: “All Or Nothing”.

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Released on 20th April, the new single finds the rising solo artist conjuring a cinematic alternative/pop masterclass from painterly reminiscence.   Taking the listener back...

Hannah – Parabola West (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

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I probably said as much when talking about the gorgeous single “Calling Your Name” but Parabola West makes folk music in the same way...

Austin electro-popsters, Panjoma release Sun and Moon as an end...

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Austin-based electronic outfit Panjoma present the single 'Sun and Moon', released in time for Valentine's Day. Previewing their new 'Sun and Moon' EP marks the...