Category Archives: pop

Besta Venya – Nick Parker (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Travel has always been a theme at the heart of Nick’s songs and with this new collection it is one he is more than happy to return to. From passing references that frame the location of his stories to the … Continue reading

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Dengue Fever announce deluxe re-issues

Los Angeles based Cambodian and American rock band Dengue Fever  announced today that they are set to begin a deluxe reissue campaign to release the bands long out-of-print back catalog via their own Tuk Tuk Records. Both critically acclaimed titles … Continue reading

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Fragments – Salt Cathedral (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It probably says as much about the acts I chose to write about as it does the current trends in music but I see these dreamy, ambient pop-washes as the saviour of commercial music. Pop music has too long been about … Continue reading

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Nobody Talks About It – Martin Lucassen (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I guess we live in a world where labels and pigeonholes have become too important. It’s all the fault of us lazy journalists and our attempts to package and market music in neat, easily demarcated bundles. Martin Lucassen’s sophomore album … Continue reading

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Silent Disco Punch Up – Cursor Major (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Us journo’s and music writers, we like nothing better than assigning labels to bands and their music. The fashionable thing at the moment is to look for retro-references, particularly 80’s influences and cite those hazy and creative post-punk times as … 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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Red Omen – Ed Roman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes it is the smallest and seemingly most inconsequential detail that speaks volumes, and in the case of Ed Roman’s latest album it is that glorious chuckle that precedes the titular opening salvo, a metaphor for the sheer joyousness of … Continue reading

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Hunger – Lucy Mason (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It’s always good to go with initial reactions, let the heart and soul get in first, before the head gets a chance to over think things. My first reaction upon hearing Hunger is “why doesn’t all pop music sound like … Continue reading

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Marla and David Celia European Tour

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As You Need – Discount Columbo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Discount Columbo often wear their musical references fairly honestly on their sleeves, but to write them off as mere retro revivalists or pedlars of rose-tinted nostalgia is to totally miss how the baton of music get passed on from one … Continue reading

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