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Why Anything? Why This? – Shriekback (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is no template for a Shriekback album, we worked that out a long time ago. They have that brilliant way about them, a way of using different sonic building blocks from album to album, from track to track, and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCVI :  Just Wanna Be –  KayBad (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

KayBad may be based in the colder climes of East London but his music certainly snaps and fizzes with the warmth of an African sun. It blends sultry Afro-Beat rhythms, groovesome R&B, some skittering percussion of the kind that is … Continue reading

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Time Between Us –  Trent Miller (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Trent Miller is a great example of why the various tribal demarcations found in music, its generic barriers, its tribal affinities, its journalistic pigeon-holing and listener driven expectations, are all attitudes that thankfully are receding into the past. For whilst … Continue reading

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Pow! – Big Toast and Jack Diggs (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Any track that is topped and tailed with the strains of Withnail and I wins my respect irrespective of what they do to fill the space between those soundbites. For these are clearly people of taste and didn’t a wise … Continue reading

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As Long As Needed and No Longer – Mat Caron (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although essentially just another guy with an acoustic guitar, singer-songwriter these days, Mat Caron seems miles removed from the usual gap year, troubadour with the designer-distressed, skinny black jeans giving us the benefit of his world experience garnered in the … Continue reading

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13th Floor Renegades –  Last Great Dreamers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Last Great Dreamers make a glorious racket and no mistake. Then again they always did. Back in the day, the day in this case being the early nineties, they were part of that glam-punk, sleazy-blues infused back to basic rock … Continue reading

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Words and Music : California Dreaming with Brice Sedgwick

We recently sat down for a chat with emerging Australian artist Brice Sedgwick, about his two smooth and splendid releases to date, his Californian dreaming, the evolution of his music and what the future holds for him. On both Pacifico … Continue reading

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Keld – You Are Wolf (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As someone who grew up on a mixture of tradition and progressive folk sounds, as well as a host of other musical genres from the challenging to the commercial, I’m so glad to see that a whole wave of artists … Continue reading

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Tally Spear releases critically-acclaimed ‘Fade To White’ EP

To many Tally Spear may seem like a very clued up and driven young Londoner. The talented songsmith has spent the last year building her name on the live circuit and earning critical acclaim for her compellingly addictive and insightful … Continue reading

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Blue – Dani (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve long been an advocate of modern pop becoming influenced by older and more alternative dream-pop forces. Keep the production values and infectiousness of the modern sound but soften its edges and haze things out a bit with those sonic … Continue reading

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