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AAA Music | 22 August 2018

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SWING OUT SISTER – Almost Persuaded

15 August 2018 |

The dreamy and soulful British trio Swing Out Sister rose to international fame in 1987 and are fondly remembered, in particular, for the joyfulness of ‘Breakout’. Their debut album It’s Better To Travel, a huge hit at home, turned gold … Read More

SNOW PATROL – Wildness

1 June 2018 |

It’s 12 years since the magical ‘Chasing Cars’, by Dundee-based five-piece Snow Patrol, achieved widespread adoration. Following a lengthy break they’ve returned, still headed by frontman Gary Lightbody, with Wildness, their seventh album and their first since Fallen Empires in … Read More

JOE ARMON-JONES – Starting Today

23 May 2018 |

The adventurous composer and keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones, Ezra Collective member, is one of the leading figures of British jazz.

His atmospheric debut solo album Starting Today, blending jazz with dub, soul, fusion, hip hop and afro beat, was released on … Read More

THE BREEDERS – All Nerve

3 May 2018 |

What is the one thing missing from the music universe these days? Indie pop laced with nostalgic nuances of 80s style synth pop or perhaps another manufactured boyband to lip- sync their way into the hearts of teenage girls everywhere? … Read More

LISA STANSFIELD – Deeper

8 April 2018 |

Lisa Stansfield’s dynamic debut album Affection did, literally, result in a journey that was ‘All Around The World’.  Internationally she became a hugely successful female artist and almost 3 decades later 20 million albums have been sold. She’s been GrammyRead More

SUBMOTION ORCHESTRA – Kites

27 March 2018 |

Submotion Orchestra have spent four albums becoming a force to be reckoned with. Having long realised their sound, the seven musicians tastefully apply themselves into gorgeous arrangements and lovingly balanced, organic sounding and lively mixes. I personally commented on this … Read More

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT – Like a Radio

8 March 2018 |

The melodic musician and songwriter Iain Matthews was lead singer with Fairport Convention in the 60s before forming his own band, Matthews Southern Comfort, which had considerable success worldwide with a cover of the Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’. The band’s three … Read More

AT THE DRIVE IN – Diamanté EP

19 February 2018 |

Post-hardcore trail blazers At the Drive In’s fifth EP, Diamanté is packed with experimental edge and punk rock nuances typical of the El Paso five piece. Opener ‘Amid Ethics’ is uncompromising in its abrasive use of percussive vocals and unrelenting bass, while … Read More

RALPH McTELL – Streets of London

27 December 2017 |

The beautiful contemporary classic ‘Streets of London’ , written by singer-songwriter Ralph McTell, has been covered by over 200 artists including Cilla Black, Cat Stevens, Glen Campbell and Sinead O’Connor. It was inspired by Ralph’s extensive travels and contrasts the … Read More

ZARA MCFARLANE – Arise

9 November 2017 |

Seductive Mobo Award winning jazz soul singer songwriter Zara McFarlane has strong Caribbean influences that include reggae. Her parents Jamaican heritage had a huge influence on her musical tastes and she’s sometimes compared with Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson.

Arise, her … Read More