Latest single reviews



Northern four-piece band Downers released their second EP Noose on August 1st. Read more...


Calvin Harris

How Deep Is Your Love feat. The Disciples
This track is warm and exciting welcome back for Calvin Harris after releasing his fourth album ‘Motion’ last year, ‘How Deep Read more...


Antun Opic

Shovel My Coal EP
Swagger. The sound in your head and when you say it, is all you need; there’s no need to go to the dictionary to look it up. And it’s a word that trips of the ... Read more...


Amy Studt

Different Colour Pills / I Was Jesus In Your Veins
Misfit singer returns with very different sound. In the last few years Amy Studt has been reshaping her sound Read more...


Auction For The Promise Club

This May Hurt
Auction for the Promise Club are back. The Cornish Trio return stronger than ever with new single This May Hurt. Read more...


The Scheme

Dust / Jordan's Smile
Second Double-A-Side single from new boy band. The Scheme are Kris, Kyle and Aleksey, a boy band of sorts Read more...


Disclosure feat. Gregory Porter

Holding On
First hearing about these two musical giants coming together; I wasn’t sure on the combination. Gregory Porter, an American jazz and blues musician Read more...


Luca Bash

Single Drops EP
It is easy to hide behind the distortion of an electric turned up past ten, but for Luca Bash this isn’t on his agenda. Instead Luca Read more...

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Latest album reviews


Ozric Tentacles

Technicians Of The Sacred
This is a superb album, full of shade and light, loaded with melody alongside the grooves and some of the playing is breathtaking. Read more...


The Fratellis

Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied
Bringing it back to their roots with producer of their first album Tony Hoffer, The Fratellis are releasing their new album ‘Eyes Wide Read more...


Roger Waters

Amused To Death (2015 reissue)
Reissue for Waters' scathing attack on modern consumption. On his recent Desert Island Discs appearance, Noel Gallagher included a Pink Floyd track from The Wal... Read more...


Pete Brown

The Not Forgotten Association
If you are after background, forget it but if you are prepared to invest the energy needed to fully understand his vision and meaning it will be well worth th... Read more...


This Oceanic Feeling

Universal Mind
It is a fine album, flawed but the musicianship is clear and the songs are strong. Read more...


Jared James Nichols

Old Glory and the Wild Revival
There is a lot about this album that I really – and I mean REALLY – like. I really like: power Blues and his guitar has so much attack and punch..... Read more...


Canned Heat

Songs From The Road
The latest in the award winning ‘From The Road’ series from Ruf and this one is a celebration of 50 years of Canned Heat. Read more...


John Cee Stannard & Blues Horizon

Stone Cold Sober
The first thing that strikes you about this album is the terrific sense of fun and enjoyment of the music that they are creating. Read more...

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Latest live reviews


Ray Davies

The Old Royal Naval College
Dark rain clouds circled like vultures above Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College as Ray Davies took the stage. Fortunately, the seasoned musical veteran’s envia... Read more...


Blissfields 2015

Vicarage farm, Hampshire
After a few years absence my heart ached to be back at Blissfields. Looking at the line-up this year it simply baffled me how Read more...


The Libertines

Ibiza Rocks
A week ago The Libertines rocked Ibiza like it was 2003, as they headlined at Ibiza Rocks performing the old and the new, ahead of the release of their long-awa... Read more...


Amy Studt

The Islington
Enigmatic return for London singer. One gets the feeling that Amy Studt is at a critical point of her career. Read more...


Gypsy Kings

Greenwich Music Time, London
If you've never enjoyed the delights of Greenwich Music Festival they hit you as soon as you walk through the unusually well mannered security barrier. Read more...


Truck Festival 2015

Hill Farm, Oxfordshire
Cute little family-friendly festival with a distinct local and non-commercial feel. Featuring a not so little or local line-up. Read more...


Latitude Festival

Southwold, Suffolk
Set in beautiful Southwold in Suffolk, Latitude Festival hosted its 10th Anniversary at the weekend showcasing a huge and diverse selection of music Read more...


Sinatra The Man & His Music

London, Palladium
In honour of the centenary of global icon Frank Sinatra, Sinatra The Man & His Music has opened at the London Palladium. Read more...

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