Category: Reviews

SAINT AGNES – Old Bone Rattle

SAINT AGNES - Old Bone Rattle

‘Old Bone Rattle’ is the latest single from blues rock duo Saint Agnes released last month via the London based Energy Snake Records. The track marches to a distinctively psychedelic, desert blues beat that is unmistakably Western in origin with a B-side that sees the duo cover The Doors’ ‘Roadhouse Blues’  led by acoustic guitar and [...]

TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Already There

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Check out the new talent in town: Brooklyn-based artist Taylor McFerrin, whose debut album Early Riser has recently been released by Brainfeeder. Electronic music producer, multi instrumentalist and singer, he already has the blessing of other fellow musicians like jazz pianist Robert Glasper and jazz/electronic bassist Thundercat, both of whom feature in the track ‘Already [...]

JET SETTER – Not Yet

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There’s no time to waste as ‘Not Yet‘, the latest track for Jet Setter, bursts instantly into life and immediately makes the blood rush faster through your veins. With relentless energy and a similar drive to the better tracks from The Strokes, this is a track you have to listen to at all costs. Full [...]

A.J. ELLIS – Cheating The Czar

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Coming into life through the classic format of each instrument making an individual entrance, A.J.Ellis - former frontman of Five O’Clock Heroes - shows a wealth of appreciation for his musical predecessors with ‘Cheating The Czar‘, taken from his upcoming debut solo album Bury The Devil. With elements of good old-fashioned country mixed in with essences of Elvis [...]

ECHO TRAILS – Ode To The Familiar Strangers

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Ode To The Familiar Strangers presents the listener with many elements, which the Echo Trails fuse to produce a sound that is rich with various cultural flavours and a trademark bohemian quality.  This is the debut release for this five-piece London/Cambridge collective. Beth Orton, The Cranberries and Arcade Fire are just a few similar sounding influences [...]

ALICE BOMAN – Over

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Alice Boman is a Swedish singer/songwriter who is not new to the music scene. Her first release called Skisser appeared last year and now she is back with fresh tracks. One of them, ‘Over’, is a meditative lo-fi ballad with tender, clear vocals. The instruments that support Alice Boman on this song are gentle electronic [...]

Robin Romei – Vapours

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‘Vapours’ is the aptly flowing return of Robin Romei. With an old school pop rock sound, a dancing base line and smoky electronics, the rising vocals are a brightness in the grungy ashes of guitars. The musical style fits the lyrics perfectly, and the contrasting layers make for a smooth and addictively catchy track. Beautifully [...]

NAT KING COLE – The Extraordinary (Deluxe Edition)

NAT KING COLE - The Extraordinary

The iconic Afro American singer and musician Nat King Cole was extremely well known as a jazz pianist through the ’40s, ’50 and ’60s and beyond. He had a soft and silky baritone voice, played in big bands, hosted a TV variety show and helped establish Capitol Records. This 36 track compilation album The Extraordinary, [...]

PULLED APART BY HORSES – Hot Squash

PULLED APART BY HORSES - Hot Squash

The latest release by Pulled Apart By Horses ‘Hot Squash’ has recently been released  and sees a slight change in direction from material previously released by the band. The track takes more of a desert rock approach as heard in the intro that moves like a deranged ghost march. However the track remains in keeping with [...]

GOLDFRAPP – Stranger

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Electronic band Goldfrapp are well known for their glam rock, trip-hop and synthpop sounds. More recently they’ve experimented with dance, ambient and down tempo music to evolve further. Their murderous tale ‘Stranger’, the fifth video from their latest and sixth album Tales Of Us, is out today (30th June, 2014).  It’s the final part of a [...]