Category Archives: pop-rock

New Music of the Day – CLXXXIV- Joshua – Leah Capelle

Whilst I am a big believer in music which pushes boundaries, breaks new ground and makes weird musical leaps of faith, I am, like most people, a sucker for music firmly based in more comfortable zones, that just happens to … Continue reading

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Artist Profile – Illacrimo

Illacrimo are the perfect band for the post-genre world, wandering effortlessly as they do between musical styles. Whilst they have one foot firmly planted in a slick alternative rock vibe it is what they gather around that which sets them … Continue reading

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The Night Turns into Morning Light – Martin Lucassen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last time around I found myself exploring Martin Lucassen’s musical territory; I was enchanted by the “less is more” quality of the album in question. I know that is a bit of a cliché, but clichés are clichés for a … Continue reading

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Lust – Elea Calvet (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Bristol based Canadian songwriter Elea Calvet delivers her  gorgeous debut single, Lust, on 15th April and then rolls it out to the masses via a show at St John’s on The Wall in Bristol on 13th May. And why is that a big … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I’d Said – Heartwork (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Often it isn’t until that guy with a guitar you have been watching for a few years goes into the studio to make a more fully realised recording of his music that you really become aware of what those songs … Continue reading

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Wound Up – Shane Guerrette (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always a bit apprehensive when I see Ed Sheeran cited as an influence on a young artist. Don’t get me wrong, there’s worse people to look up to, it’s just that I remember him as a young musical scruff, … Continue reading

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For Strangers Only – Abel Raise The Cain (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Pop and rock music can sometimes make uncomfortable bedfellows. Some might say that pop can water down the power of the rock delivery, others that rock brings too much baggage to the pop party. Some might say that, not I, … Continue reading

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Empires – Even Nine (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Bandy around the term pop-rock and the mind initially goes to some sort of middle of the road, fashion-driven dross that neither delivers the immediacy of the former nor the integrity of the later. But what if there was a … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXVI: Triple Exclamation Mark – I, Symptom

The post-genre musical world is a fantastic place. If punk broke the dominance of the powers-that-be, who largely played by the rules then the period that followed created all sorts of musical tribes and generic affiliations and it is possibly … Continue reading

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This is Steve – Delicate Steve (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I have a few “go to” words when writing reviews, some probably much over used but they have served me well. Ethereal crops up a lot, as does subversive. Mercurial is also one of my favourites, but after encountering a … Continue reading

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