Category Archives: pop

We Rise – Morrissey and Marshall (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

This is the second album from the Irish duo now based in London, to follow 2014’s “And So It Began”, and is something of a mixed bag in terms of apparent influences and styles. Think Britpop meets Kasabian meets mainstream … Continue reading

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You Look Like Hell – James Parenti (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Why merely be a singer-songwriter when you can be a sonic painter? Why be a guy with a guitar when you can be a conjuror of taste and texture? Why settle for playing songs when you can create worlds? Why … 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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Windows – Greye (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Greye are that perfect example that music is normally either too simple or too layered to be called anything other than rock and roll…as opposed to rock ‘n’roll and all that crepe-sole music! Straight down the line guitar music generally … Continue reading

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Nobody Gives a Damn – Owen Sartori (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

All music is a juggling act of views and references, new ideas and absorbed sounds; the art is just not showing the welds that join them all together. Owen Sartori is a top sonic welder. He blurs so many musical … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day- CCIX: Blue Eyes – Alva

In a world of dark musical clouds, where everyone seems to have an agenda or an axe to grind, where musicians know more about what they are against than what they stand for, it is good to come across artists … Continue reading

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Super Queen – Channel K (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If pop has the ability to soften the testosterone growl and clichéd moves of rock, and the reciprocal gesture enables it to be imbued with a certain integrity and edge, then Channel K certainly fall into that pop-rock category. Some … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCVIII: Fly – Kozie

It’s amazing how Kozie is able to blend so many musical references – funky back beats, the new pop vibe of the British eighties post punk era, smooth contemporary chart orientated sounds, timeless soul grooves and more besides, and still … 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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