On Da Floor – HollyWood 40 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes you just need to escape the hustle and hassle of the rat-race. Sometimes you need to forget your day to day worries and cut loose. Sometimes you need to leave your problems at the door. Sometimes you need music like On Da Floor. Its an anthem to having a good time…make that a great... 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 →

Great Western Reggae Soundclash –  Erin Bardwell Collective vs. Friends, Guests and Studio Stars (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Certain genres of music are, quite stereotypically, associated with certain themes. Punk and reggae with political issues, rock with escapist high drama, folk with history and traditions and ska, and its UK offspring two-tone, often with social commentary, civil rights and unity. So gathering the great and good of ska, rocksteady and reggae to record... Continue Reading →

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