Uh Oh! – Danny Merriman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade, isn't that what they say? So, when life throws funky lemons, make funky lemonade! And if the last year has been even more difficult for Danny Merriman beyond the usual Covid related shenanigans, it is the turning of those funky fruit into the funkiest of albums that... Continue Reading →

Renowned Tricky, Sly & Robbie collaborator Garrison Hawk presents lively dancehall number ‘Pretty Pussycat’

Garrison Hawk (a.k.a. Hawkman) is back with his latest single 'Pretty Pussycat', bringing his special brand of high energy-infused dancehall to video with the help of director Nevaris A.C. and videographer Jacques Lang. "The meaning of this song lies in the beauty of a woman, not only by sight but at heart. Lyrics-wise, it's about the king and a queen... Continue Reading →

Interval – Erin Bardwell (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The man himself describes this little side-project from his usual musical activities, using the wonderfully self-deprecating words, “ mid-life crisis.” If it is, he should have more. Many more. And before you all get up in arms defending his long and admirable back catalogue and dedication to the ska-wars and the ongoing reggae rebellion, I’m... Continue Reading →

Look Up – Me and My Friends (reviewed by T. Bebedor)

It’s often interesting to read the press release for albums that fall into my paws, sometimes the description that has been put forward is at odds with the finished product that finds itself booming out of my speakers. Descriptions like ‘life-affirming’, ‘game changing’, ‘powerhouse’ and ‘the next great act’ accompany these albums so it’s sometimes... Continue Reading →

Echo Town new album and tour dates

Arriving on 5th October 2018 as the eagerly awaited follow-up to their benchmark album, 2016's ‘Be Strong Troop On’, the dynamic duo of Richard & Robert Harrison make their return and clearly mean business. A fusion of molten rock wig-outs, frenzied acoustica, riled-up reggae, and bastardised blues; ‘Kin’ is one hissing cauldron brimful of budding... Continue Reading →

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