Category Archives: blue-eyed soul

Sings and Strings: Greatest Hits Reimagined –  The Christians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A band closely associated with a previous era returning to the musical fray has a few problems when it comes to recording a new musical calling card, something to underline that this is more than just a bank balance driven, … Continue reading

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Landslide –  Zialand (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music can’t help but be anything other than the sum total of the artists creative past and the more mercurial and wide ranging that is, the more likely the end result is something unique and ploughing a singular furrow. Zialand’s musical … Continue reading

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Formula For Life –  Alphonso Archer (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music is driven by many factors and we often find that the biggest inspirations, the best creative flows are the result of being presented with the biggest hurdles. When faced with two life changing diagnoses, instead of pulling away and … Continue reading

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Everybody Move –  Man Called Noon (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Life affirming, that’s what this is! It is a term which gets banded about a lot but there is something so positive, so infectious, so groovesome, so…well, great, that there is really no other term for it. At a collision … Continue reading

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New Life EP – Lindsey Harper (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Lindsey Harper does that most rare of things, she makes pop that sounds both grown up and wonderfully infectious at the same time. Throwaway pop is two a penny, it always has been, and that is pretty much the nature … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCXII: Joy To The Girl – Nick Black

Well, if that isn’t the feel good hit of the summer I’d like to know what is! As earnest heroes of indie crank out earnest indie songs, rockers master their clichéd poses and pop divas suggest pointless dance routines which … Continue reading

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Control – 1403 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Working as a reviewer who has no real control (pun intended) over what music lands on my sonic desk has a few drawbacks. For all the wonderful unpredictability, lucky finds and eureka moments about ninety per cent of what comes … Continue reading

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Rainbow Heart – The Bleeding Obvious (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Amidst the gradual rise in the public awareness of issues surrounding gender, gay rights and equality in general, The Bleeding Obvious album comes at the perfect time. Whilst most of the issues it deals with generally pervade into the public’s … Continue reading

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Florescentia – Charlotte Cardinale (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ever since a string of, essentially pop, artists from Amy Winehouse to Duffy to current hyperbolic sensation Adele re-appropriated and repackaged soul for a shallower, style over substance world, the genre seems to have traded in its essential elements for … Continue reading

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Baby 126 (e.p) – Ruby Confue (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last summer the video for Baby 126 seemed to come out of no-where, brimming with infectiousness and feel good, sun-soaked vibes. And if the concept of a Shakespearean sonnet delivered as a rapped vocal may have then been hard to … Continue reading

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