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On the Outside /Don’t Be So Sure – Tulipomania (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes the clues are right there in front of you and the fact that this latest sonic delight from Philadelphia’s Tulipomania comes wrapped in a cover graced by the hand of 4AD design visionary Vaughan Oliver certainly tells you something … Continue reading

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Heavy – Dust of Days (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Rock music is a genre that is easy to get wrong. Incompetent hands can make it either overtly bombastic and self-aggrandising or clichéd and frivolous. Dust of Days thankfully drive the perfect path between such extremes and deliver a song … Continue reading

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Cult of Judex/Witchface – Judex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember waiting for Souixsie and The Banshees to play at a festival and being subjected to northern chancers The Farm playing a set looking and sounding like a bunch of construction workers running through bad and uninspiring karaoke tunes … Continue reading

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New Air – Fire In The Radio (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If generic stable mates Gaslight Anthem are heavily defined by their adoration to a very definite era of Springsteen, Fire In The Radio seem more defined by the city that they are from, the city that has of late brought … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – CLXXXII: Till I See You Again – Bunny Sigler

It isn’t surprising given Bunny Sigler’s illustrious track record that this heartfelt message to those who serve their country sounds like a timeless piece of chilled Philly soul balladry. His past associations range from Curtis Mayfield to Jay-Z; he has … Continue reading

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The Consequence – Eddy Mann (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whenever I see a review of any of Eddy Mann’s extensive back catalogue the opening paragraph always relates to his beliefs, his role as a worship leader and often uses the label Christian music. Why do we need such a … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXIX : Don’t Be So Sure – Tulipomania

Hailing from Philadelphia, Tulipomania’s unique take on Post-Punk boasts gritty guitars underpinned by a brooding rhythm section to provide a backdrop for compelling and atmospheric vocals. And if the video seems like the personification of everything that you loved about … Continue reading

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Hold Still Life – Field Mouse (Top Shelf Records) reviewed by Dave Franklin

Albums should grab you from the off, entice you, draw you in and wrap you up in their own musical plane of existence. Field Mouse must be aware of this because from the opening hook of A Place You Return … Continue reading

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