Category Archives: dance

Ursa Minor – Fassine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There are many perks of being in a band, one of the less obvious ones is being perfectly equipped to pay tribute to your musical heroes, those who shaped your formative years and who may have even been the reason … Continue reading

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Lucky + Love – LUCKYandLOVE (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to music, there were two decades known as the eighties. The modern re-writing of history would have you believe that everyone went around in jumpsuits and headbands, listening to … Continue reading

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Trapped – Ashley J (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some artists try to turn pop music into something new, they fuse their music with the past or try to find the future, undertake musically questionable and culturally ethical experiments in basement studios or pretend not to be pop at … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXCII: Manchester Rain – Manchester Rain

There are so many reasons to love this eponymous debut track from Manchester Rain, not all of them totally to do with the music itself, so lets start there and work our way to the heart of this sonic treat. … Continue reading

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Present Tense – grownuplife (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The saying goes that “writers write” a call to the idea that you earn the title by doing the task at hand, a lot, and where and where ever you find inspiration. The same is certainly true for musicians and … Continue reading

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Flux – Anomie Belle (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Timeless is a word that is banded around all too readily, mainly applied to music which has stood the test of time but which largely sounds very much of its era. Isn’t that more to do with survival and comfort … Continue reading

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Turn It Up – JV and Teej (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you think that hip-hop missed its chance to go wholly over ground as a musical style and that rap music seemed to jump the queue and became the radio friendly, unit shifting, happy to compromise, edgy dance music of … Continue reading

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Kermesse Machine – Manu Louis (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes you have to just realise that you are beaten, admit defeat and move on to the next job. No, I’m made of more determined stuff than that, so let’s have another go at describing Manu Louis’ strange and mercurial … Continue reading

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Big Big Heart – Kittens Slay Dragons (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Catalysts come in many shapes and forms, and that’s a finely hued pun right from start. After hitting a difficult point in her personal life and searching for the missing motivation towards her musical career, Sarah Donner found an unexpected … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXXIII: Mildred Pierce / Millard Filmore – Emerald Suspension

I’m a great believer in the approach that if you are going to cover another artist’s work then in doing so you should at least bring something new to the table. When Minneapolis noise manipulators Emerald Suspension decided to take … Continue reading

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