Author Archives: Dave Franklin

About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.

Change My Mind – DEVMO  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always wary around rap, hip-hop, urban…call it what you will… music. Not that there is inherently anything wrong with such genres, of course not,  it’s just that as part of my music writing income there is a place where … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLIX: Typical Critical –  Fufanu –  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s nice to know that in this fast paced, over-driven, fashion conscious and largely conformist world we find ourselves in, there are still wonderful oases filled with calm and, more importantly brave creativity. Fufanu are custodians of such sheltered places … Continue reading

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The Lazlo Device drop new single ‘Beetle’

Fresh off the back of announcing their upcoming album ‘You Stumble, I Fall’ earlier this year, London-based experimental post-rockers The Lazlo Device are dropping a 2nd single from the forthcoming release: ‘Beetle’. It follows on from the previous single and … Continue reading

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Saint Sister, new single and album release date

Saint Sister, the duo from the North of Ireland, are set to release their debut album on 5th October 2018. Today they share their new single You Never Call. Known for their stunning vocal harmonies and fusion of traditional Irish … Continue reading

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Float Your Boat  –  The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Given their cow-punk credentials, their brilliant collision of roots sounds from both sides of the Atlantic, their gypsy blues bar band busk swagger, it is fairly unexpected that the opening and titular song on their second e.p. Float Your Boat, … Continue reading

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FOXTROTT releases ‘Better With You’ from 2nd EP in ‘Meditations’ trilogy

Montreal’s Marie-Hélène L. Delorme, aka FOXTROTT, has shared brand new single Better With You – taken from the second in a trilogy of EPs, out on August 10th via One Little Indian Records. The second instalment, Meditations II sees the inimitable … Continue reading

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Wild  –  Acid Hags (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sitting here in England writing about a band from Croatia not too long after my own country’s World Cup defeat to them, might cause some writers to look harshly on them through some sense of sport related, warped national pride. … Continue reading

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Asylum –  Sianna Lyons (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say that the largest part of communication is non-verbal, through body language and context. The same can be said about music, if done well, you can convey meaning and emotion through the music itself, talk to the listener in … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLVIII : Fashion Man – Milly Tae (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If hip-hop started on the street corners, the social halls and basement  parties of the South Bronx, it has certainly come a long way both musically and geographically speaking since those formative days. And if those early a cappella battle … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCLVII : Back It Up –  Dia Grover (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If songs charted because of sass and swagger rather than sales then Back It Up would be occupying the top spot for a long time. It is the perfect storm of groovesome old school R&B, pop energy, hi-octane soul and … Continue reading

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