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Scene and Heard – CCXCIII : Vexx Voxx – Siblings of Us (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Siblings of Us has always been one of those bands which confuses and bemuses in equal measure in music form. It video form they raise even more questions. How did I miss all of their cameo roles in such blockbuster … Continue reading

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Mesadorm share new single ‘Easy’ taken from upcoming album ‘Heterogaster’

Formed in Bristol in 2015 by five longstanding friends, Mesadorm is the new collaborative project of Blythe Pepino formerly of London Art Pop trio, Vaults. Each member of Mesadorm is a high calibre performer and writer, bringing an array of … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Hide and Hunt –  True Strays (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the fashion of the moment seems to be pop and indie bands appropriating retro and roots goodness to add cool and credibility to their sound, True Strays have always made music for more honest reasons. Yes, there are a … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXVIII : Will She  – Katey Brooks  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Folk music is going through some interesting changes. Perhaps in an effort to shake of the age old image off pipe-smoking traditionalism and Arran sweatered folk police pedantry, it is looking to the likes of dream-pop, indie and other commercial … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard –  CCLXI : It’s Not My Fault –  Welwyn Garden City (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’m always a sucker for music which slightly confuses me, music which isn’t easy to just drop in one generic box, music which makes me want to listen deeper to get an understanding of what’s actually going on under the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXV : Glitter –  Nasty Little Lonely (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can always rely on Nasty Little Lonely to throw a spanner in the works, it’s the reason that you have to love them so much. Just when the music scene seems to have found its beige balance of acoustic … Continue reading

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All My Swim –  Faeland (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just as music should only really fall into two categories, good and bad, so band names also have a similar binary existence. There are some great band names, ones that tell you all you need to know before you have … Continue reading

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Universal Joy –  David 9 Lunas (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can always rely on David 9 Lunas to be able to deliver soulful and smooth vibes, songs which beautifully drift and glide, gently pulse with wonderful restraint and are cleverly woven. We knew that, but what makes Universal Joy … Continue reading

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Methylene Blue  –  Jane Allison (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is strange, admittedly, but there is something quite enjoyable about a well-penned mournful song, something universal and comforting in its sad refrain and they don’t come much better than the dark, slow and majestic Another Prayer, a song of … Continue reading

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Wildfire – Elles Bailey (reviewed by Ian O’Regan )

I’ll nail my colours to the mast right out of the blocks here: I hate Genre Snobbery! Always have. It’s one of the most pointless things ever in the history of music, right up there alongside Kanye West’s modesty consultant. … Continue reading

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