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King’s Daughters Home For Incurables – Karla Kane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I don’t know why I should be surprised that someone from the sun strewn West Coast of America should deliver one of the most authentic sounding folk records of the year so far. It isn’t like music belongs to any … Continue reading

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Music People – Emilio Crixell & Border Soul (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Borders are always interesting places for fusion and creativity. Cultures clash; community’s blend and wonderful new hybrids arise from the melting pot to take on a life of their own. South Texas is just such a place and if that … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Friends – Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Striping music back to its very essence is something that sounds easy but is rarely done well. The Civil Wars did it, though they never sounded like they were having a lot of fun doing so, The Black Feathers and … Continue reading

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Bleed 432 – Roddan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some things just remain part of modern history. The sleek lines of a Volkswagen Beetle, the iconic shape of a Coca-Cola bottle, the fit of the blue jean, the sound of the classic singer-songwriter. And that is exactly where Roddan … Continue reading

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Mending Fences – Richard Lynch (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes, after you have been bombarded with prefix riddled country, alt-this and post-that or even more meaningless concepts such as roots or Americana, it is nice to just listen to an album that isn’t afraid to just come straight out … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCV: Not My President – Squished Penises

We’ll just skip over the bands backstory for now, tales of alien abduction and cryogenic freezing all make for fun punk mythologies but let’s get down to the task at hand. What punk has always been the perfect vehicle for … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCIV : Hojas Amarillas – Stephania Sanquiz ft. Noemi Smorra

If the original version of Golden Leaves was a perfect blend of driven pop, infectious hooks and vocal eloquence, Stephania Sanquiz’s revisit takes the energy levels even higher and pushes a harder edge. Whilst staying faithful to the original and … Continue reading

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The Last Lighthouse – Campfire’s Edge (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. Similarly you can tell a lot about a musician by looking at who has accompanied them on their musical journey thus far. Making … Continue reading

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Life on Mars – The Black Astronaut (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, that’s a new one on me. Hip-hop has always had something to say, at its most basic it is boastful and self-aggrandising, at it’s most clever it is observational and socially aware, but listening to Land of The Lost … Continue reading

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Coming Up For Air – Phil Wilson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Because we live in a world where everything needs to have an appropriate label and people have gone to war over the wrong sub-genre being attributed to a particular artist or album, I feel the need to make an important … Continue reading

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