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Scene and Heard – CCCLVI : Let ‘Em Have It – Abstract 90008 & Trap Des (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is nice to know that in this world were a lot of rap and hip-hop has been dumbed down to mumbling bedroom wannabes talking in street tough cliches over the same off the shelf meandering beats that occasionally you … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXLVIII : Jupiter’s Crash –  Cylew  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Making music is often a case of taking the references and influences from the past and moulding them into a new music sonic experience for the next new generation. The familiarity of the old and the freshness of the present … Continue reading

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Soulmates – Lauren Waller (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Clever pop music! That isn’t a phrase that you come across very often. In this world of throw-away music, it is the most commercial, by its very nature, which has the shortest shelf life, a product to be purchased, used … Continue reading

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Paper Boats  –  The Black Watch (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As the opening, titular track washes past, there is something in the soft edged vocals and the rich guitar textures that roughly fixes The Black Watch’s sonic pathway. It’s the same one walked by any number of jangling eighties musical … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXVIII : Shocking Place –  Drive With Me (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-hop and rap are very good at self-aggrandisement, of showing off, revelling in personal gain and glorifying material wealth. So it is wonderfully refreshing to come across videos like Shocking Place and artists like Drive With Me who are about … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXVII : Do U – Nikia ft. Johnny Will  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The best pop music has the ability to walk fine lines between different worlds and is able to appeal to wide demographics without sacrificing its own integrity. We often see the opposite of this idea at work, at one extreme … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXIII: Drive ‘n’ Text – Robert Boog (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

By his own admission, Robert Boog isn’t a natural musician, but he is  naturally a creative soul, as a string of work in literature and movie script-writing will attest to. And like all creatives he knows that it is the … Continue reading

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Watch It Fall –  Joseph Eid (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can help but hear the spirit of Bob Dylan floating around in the back ground of Watch It Fall. Not so much I the sound of the song and certainly not in the vocals but there is something in … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXIII : Tropical Marijuana – Marg (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The two words that form the title immediately suggest something smooth, hazy, dreamlike and perhaps sultry. That is exactly what Marg delivers with this slick indie-pop outing. Better known so far for You Tube covers of well-known current songs, one … Continue reading

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Real Time – Steve Ryan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Well, if that isn’t the feel good hit of the summer I’d like to know what is! Although it is barely spring but there’s nothing wrong with being prepared. As earnest heroes of indie crank out earnest indie songs, rockers … Continue reading

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