Category Archives: pop-rock

Perspective  –  Wembi (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s safe to say that Perspective covers a lot of ground musically speaking. You would’t go as far as to say it is eclectic, but stylistically it is happy to shift around a number of genres, from accessible rock to … Continue reading

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TC&I goes live

Today saw the announcement of some long-awaited news for many. After a 36-year wait, XTC’s COLIN MOULDING and TERRY CHAMBERS are announcing they will play series of live UK shows. After releasing their debut ‘Great Aspirations‘ CD under the moniker TC&I ten … Continue reading

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Fly High (Like Richard Branson)  – Clark Twain  –  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. I’m not sure if too many young musicians would see Richard Branson as a hero but I guess if you look at all the things that he is done, all that he has … Continue reading

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One Hundred Miles –  Aaron Avanish (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As the opening groove, that embedded guitar chug and low end drive kicks in, I’m already breathing a sigh of relief that this particular “guy with a guitar” is anything but one of the usual earnest, balladeering, unplugged troubadours that … Continue reading

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Black and Blue –  Annie Fitzgerald (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is no place like home, or so they say, and by her own admission it would seem that a return to her native Minnesota soil after a decade in New York City has imbued Annie Fitzgerald’s latest album, You … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXXV: Little Harwood –  Echoglass (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In the parlance of the younger and hipper than myself, “What’s not to like?” When it comes to bands as interesting, eclectic and wonderfully disarming as Echoglass the answer is, well, nothing. ‘Scuse the double negative. Firstly when listing the … Continue reading

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Last of the Tall Ships – Jimmy Lee Morris (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As I said last time around when the excellent Gallery dropped through the virtual letterbox about this time last year, artists like Jimmy Lee Morris are a breath of fresh air. He seems part of an ever diminishing body of … Continue reading

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Before She Knows – Rhett Repko (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If ever there was a place where the traditions of classic song writing meets the neon glare of the more fickle clubland scene, where rock merges effortlessly into pop, where dance grooves are subsumed into indie eloquence it is in … Continue reading

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In Verses –  Daxton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Daxton Monaghan, as an artist, is a wonderful mixture of influences, sounds and styles, but then any artist worth their salt should be and In Verses contains a collection of slick rock, infectious pop, bluesy grooves and chiming psychedelic infused … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCIII : French Cigarettes – Djo Life (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music is great for talking about the big issues, of the meaning of life, the grand philosophical questions, politics and the human condition. It’s all very worthy, but sometimes music is inspired by the simplest of things such as … Continue reading

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