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Shake, Rattle and Roll – Dynamos (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, that’s a bit of a relief, this latest release from Dynamos isn’t a cover of the Big Joe Turner rock’n’roll classic. Not that I have anything against the Kansas City blues shouter, it is just that I think in … Continue reading

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Walk Through The Forest – Dr Buzzworm (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you didn’t know that Dr Buzzworm hailed from the West Coast of America, you could take an educated guess based on listening to this one song. I’m not saying that Californian’s have a monopoly on such a ragged and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVII: Better Off – Leah Capelle

The last time Leah Capelle crossed my path she was giving the music world a lesson in just how to match rock muscle with pop infectiousness to build the perfect pop-rock sound via the song Joshua. This time we find … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXVI : The Drink That Kills Me – Willodean

Music and alcohol have always been in a relationship; from the inspiring to the fatal they are both connected in an on going dance. Music has long celebrated and cursed the liquid in equal measure and here Willodean take a … Continue reading

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Orbs of Light – Beto Hale (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that Beto Hale discovered the Beatles at a young and impressionable age is indelibly woven into the heart of this album. Whilst not always obviously Beatle-esque, the album seems to often think in similar ways and certainly Orbs … Continue reading

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New Life EP – Lindsey Harper (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Lindsey Harper does that most rare of things, she makes pop that sounds both grown up and wonderfully infectious at the same time. Throwaway pop is two a penny, it always has been, and that is pretty much the nature … Continue reading

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The Gospel According To John – The Black Watch (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some music doesn’t fit neatly into the accepted cultural canon or defined generic boundaries that help keep things organised. There is music that seems to instead exist in alternate timelines and The Black Watch is just such a band. Imagine … Continue reading

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Lucky + Love – LUCKYandLOVE (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think it is fair to say that when it comes to music, there were two decades known as the eighties. The modern re-writing of history would have you believe that everyone went around in jumpsuits and headbands, listening to … Continue reading

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Pacifico – Brice Sedgwick (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You could make a good argument for the fact that whilst guitar music seems to have undergone constant evolution, been pushed and pulled in all directions and warped and twisted into new forms, in the name of contemporary music, the … Continue reading

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Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home – Lyrics of Two (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I think it is safe to say that if ever there was the perfect time to put out a song calling for unity, celebrating people’s similarities rather than differences and extoling the virtues of peace and compassion, it is now. … Continue reading

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