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Coded Languages - Live at Hammersmith Odeon November 1982
This was one of the great periods for Hawkwind and it is finally properly covered in a brilliant release that works on almost every level. Read more...

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Jimmy Somerville

Former Bronski Beat and Communards singer pays tribute to 70s disco. Read more...


Stephen Dale Petit

At High Voltage 2010
... important: it showed that classic Blues and Rock & Roll didn’t have to feel sanitised or bland and it captured a hot band on a perfect night. Read more...


Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Chasing Yesterday
Second solo album from Noel Gallagher reassures and surprises in equal measure. Read more...

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Liz Graham

Charcoal on a Canvas
Charcoal on a Canvas is a lively love song about wanting to explore a relationship using sketch art as a metaphor for intimacy. Conveying such a sombre subject,... Read more...


Mad Dog Mcrea

Almost Home
Mad Dog Mcrea have a humungous reputation as a party band and after show revellers but you have to deliver music as well and ‘Almost Home’ definitely hits the s... Read more...


The Subways

The Subways
There’s a lot to be said for getting straight to the point: it’s quick, leaves little room for doubt. Read more...


Sir Cadian Rhythm

Sir Cadian Rhythm EP
Sir Cadian Rhythm see themselves as the personification of the biological process – or at least the musical equivalent such. Whether the Long Island band’s prod... Read more...


Taylor Locke

Time Stands Still
Time Stands Still is Taylor Locke’s solo effort, and what a little marvel it is! With its irresistible blend of Americana, classic rock and catchy... Read more...


Joe Jammer

Welcome to the fascinating world of Joe Jammer – the bona fide musician who owes his career almost entirely to Led Zeppelin, his nickname to Zep’s... Read more...



Fyfe is the new musical project hailing from the now defunct but moderately successful (2010-2013), David Lyre, the genesis of both coming from Read more...


The Shires

With some live work here, radio spots there, and lots of hard work, slowly, steadily and assuredly UK Country duo The Shires have been building towards the rele... Read more...


Cold War Kids

Hold My Home
In their decade long career, indie rock band Cold War Kids have withstood intense rave and criticism alike. But with their fifth full-length release the Long Be... Read more...


Mutado Pintado

336 W 17th St
Mutado Pintado is not afraid. He is a man who laughs in the face of danger. He has cojones of steel and is probably slightly unhinged - These are all conclusion... Read more...


Van Der Graaf Generator

Merlin Atmos
this album probably shows them at their best for many years. A wonderful addition to the VDGG canon. Read more...


Monique Angele

Monique Angele
Crumbs, this is a curious collection of songs. Dominated by Canadian songstress Monique Angele’s extraordinary voice, this ranges from borderline opera to more ... Read more...


Ian Siegal

One Night In Amsterdam
... it is a brilliant album that bears repeated listening and doesn’t have a weak track on it. Siegal is a master onstage and this album shows another facet of ... Read more...

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The Game of Ouroboros
This is the most ‘conventional ‘ prog album I’ve had yet from the jolly chaps at Generation Prog and it is one of the better albums I’ve heard recently. Read more...


Michael P Cullen

True Believer
Following up from the entertaining ‘Love Transmitter’, Australian song writer and performer Michael P Cullen continues to produce his unique brand of darkly amo... Read more...


Mink DeVille / Willy DeVille

Live at Rockpalast 1978 & 1981 / Live at Rockpalast 1995 & 2008
... across four sets shows the development of one of the greatest of his generation – buy both as a treat but the Willy Deville is essential. Read more...


Girls with Guitars

Ruf has found another set of fine musicians, gender be damned, and while this isn’t perfect it is a bloody good introduction to three ladies we may be hearing a... Read more...


Robin Trower

Something's About To Change
In short you make one of the best albums of your career playing music that is instantly recognisable as Robin Trower and that means something to you. Read more...


Kip Moore

Up All Night
American country star's debut US release gets its European debut. Although his name may sound like a place in the Yorkshire Dales, Georgia singer Kip Moore is v... Read more...


Lynyrd Skynyrd

Deluxe Vinyl Boxset
Six albums re-released in loving vinyl collection. The vinyl comeback might well be overplayed by some music fans, certainly in terms of the actual impact on sa... Read more...


Laura Welsh

Soft Control
After experiencing the demise of her former band Laura and the Tears and Hey Laura, singer-songwriter Laura Welsh rises from the ashes with a most accomplished ... Read more...


Kylie Minogue

Kylie / Enjoy Yourself / Rhythm Of Love / Let'sGet To It
First four albums re-issued for the first time. The progression of Kylie Minogue's career from innocent soap-star to pop-queen is perfectly illustrated by the c... Read more...


Ryan Bingham

Fear And Saturday Night
Grammy winning country star releases fifth solo album. Ryan Bingham has one of those voices - a bit like Steve Earle - that has a lived in feel. Read more...


Thriller Live

The Arts Centre, Melbourne
Direct from London, Thriller Live has arrived on Australian shores. Paying homage to the King Of Pop, the sensational show has incredibly been seen by ov... Read more...


Justin Townes Earle

Absent Fathers
Where the likes of folk’s young stars in the UK like Paolo Nutini and Ben Howard are making a name for themselves in the mainstream Read more...


Butch Walker

Afraid Of Ghosts
An album of intimate and haunting beauty by the multi-talented and multi-faceted Butch Walker, with helping hands from part-time pirate Johnny DeppRead more...

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