Category: Reviews

NEIL DAVIDGE – Riot Pictures

NEIL DAVIDGE – Riot Pictures

As partnerships go, you could probably do a lot worse than Neil Davidge and Sandie Shaw. With producer credits on three Massive Attack albums under his belt, not to mention a wealth of film scores, Davidge is no stranger to the music biz. Yet even his years of experience pale next to Shaw – the [...]

MAMMAL HANDS – Animalia

MAMMAL HANDS - Animalia

Animalia, Mammal Hands’ first album, was released on the 15th of September. The eight-track album features interesting rhythmic figures, opulent harmonies and minimalist-inspired vamps. Brothers, Nick Smart (keyboards), and Jordan Smart (saxophones) along with drummer Jesse Barrett formed the band in 2012, whilst busking in Norwich and have been playing at prestigious venues and events, [...]

BAD FOR LAZARUS – Life’s A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!

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Life’s A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!, is a collection of no holds barred musical madness. The album is an anarchic mix of thrashing distorted guitars meets computerized technological driven beats. The wonderfully weird carnival comprises a collection of tracks that defy categorization culminating in a brave and bold debut album from the Brighton based band. [...]

SCHOOL – SoLong

SCHOOL - SoLong

This month Swedish band School released a debut UK single called ‘SoLong’. The track is in line with the Scandinavian trend for accurate dream-pop still bearing some individual marks. School start this song with shoe-gazing sonics, then carry it through pulsating guitars and drums. The soulful and clear vocals of Alice Botéus, which lead the [...]

LOLA COLT – Away From The Water

LOLA COLT - Away From The Water

As soon as I pressed play on ‘Away From The Water’, the title-track of the new album by London six-piece Lola Colt, I felt as though I had been whisked back to the sand-whipped streets of the Old West, to a scene of which Sergio Leone himself would have been proud to have adorned one of [...]

FABLE – I Speak Words

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Fable is a brave new act on Brighton music scene. This project cannot be defined by the borders of one single genre – and that’s one of the best things about it! The debut track by Fable is called ‘I Speak Words’ and we say that it’s a perfect debut. Electronic rhythms and strong guitars swirl [...]

DAVENPORT CABINET – Everyone Surrounding

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The Davenport Brothers were two American magicians, famous in the 19th century for their tricks with musical instruments. Their name has been recalled for a band from New York who are making space for themselves in the alt-rock scene. Davenport Cabinet, born in 2007, are ready for their new album Damned Renegades to be released [...]

AURELIO – Lándini

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In the beginning was Andy Palacio. During the ‘80s and ‘90s, the Belizean artist spread the Garifuna message all around the world, popularising his native culture. Then, along the 2000s, Garifuna music became widely known; traditional songs and rhythms finally enjoyed their well-deserved celebrity. But, in 2008, the tragic death of Palacio almost arrested the process. Until a [...]

ROBERT PLANT – Lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar

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Singer-songwriter Robert Plant, well known as lead vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin, has had a successful solo career for over 40 years. His powerful and distinctive voice is legendary and, in 2011, readers of Rolling Stone voted him the best lead singer of all time. His bold and restless 10th solo album Lullaby and…The Ceaseless [...]

ANDY BURROWS – As Good As Gone

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If you’re a fan of Aloe Blacc, the first 10 seconds of this will be right up your street. In fact, you’ll probably love Andy Burrows within an instant. Though his voice might not be as soulful as Blacc’s, Burrows has a distinctive character to his voice and a lingering brilliance in his delivery that [...]