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Shout – Hip Route (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

So what do you get when you take the funky, rootsy blues of Hip Route and add in the distinctive and raw vocals of Reef’s Gary Stringer? An infectious, bass-driven slab of sassy, low-end swagger and attitude filled earthiness, that’s … Continue reading

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Authentic – The Nick Tann Trio (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you have mainly encountered Nick, as I have, in the guise of solo, acoustic guitar slinging, jazz tinged, folk-pop performer then what you will find in his move from lonesome troubadour to minimalist band leader is the ability to … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXXI: What’s Her Name – Smoking Martha

Even with the best of intentions, rock music has a habit of veering off into cliché and self-parody. But what if you could find a way of discarding the extraneous silliness and blend all those remaining exciting and integral threads … Continue reading

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Myths and Mold – Chris Bartels (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In many ways Myths and Mold exists in two simultaneous yet diametrically opposed worlds. The studio buff and technical music geek will embrace the textures that make up the music, the layering of drums, the hypnotic note peddling, the way … Continue reading

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Skimming Stones across London

There are certain places, which just resonate with the spirit of a time and a sound. All along Mathew Street in Liverpool you can hear the sound of pop, as we know it today music taking it’s first tentative steps … Continue reading

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5 Breaking Coachella Acts To Watch

Over the last twenty or so years, Coachella Festival has grown in both size and importance to become one of the must attend gatherings of the year. Born as the festival was from an act of outsider non-conformity (Pearl Jam … Continue reading

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10 Best Rolling Stones Songs of The 60’s

Given the work rate and sheer quality of the Rolling Stones, particularly during the first two decades of their career, it is a near impossible task to nail down just 10 songs from their 60’s back catalogue. Ask me again … Continue reading

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No One Knows Me – Billy Roberts and The Rough Riders (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sitting here slightly fragile after a night watching a Dallas rocker with a country swagger tear a hole where the stage in an English venue used to be, the latest release from Billy and the boys feels like the perfect … 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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