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Super Moon Moonlight Part One – Forest Robots (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

A message can be a powerful thing, connecting and resonating far beyond its intended destination. And so this debut album from Forest Robots may have started as a love letter to the daughter of the man behind the music but … Continue reading

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I Second That Amendment Blues –  Elliot Schneider (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We know that Elliot Schneider is great with a wacky and witty turn of phrase, anyone titling their album Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basketcase? really is someone you should listen carefully to. But whilst he is brilliant … Continue reading

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Supersonic –  Jarel Portman (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As I said when Runaway Blues hit the review desk at the start of the year, Portman’s music might sound like more of the same, a deft blend of pop and rock, blues and groove, but spend a bit of … Continue reading

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Never Wanna Leave  –  Xavier Toscano (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  Pop and dance music, and all its sub-genres and variants, may be a young persons scene but that doesn’t mean that the market will put up with a lower standard product than any other genre. Far from it, if … Continue reading

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Porgy – Labyrinth Lounge (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What happens when a hip New York jazz rhythm section share their musical visions with a West Coast musical shaman? Well, one possible outcome can be found by listening to Labyrinth Lounge’s debut album. Never far from a chilled jazz … Continue reading

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Nite Fields US Tour

Nite Fields return with a new single and a forthcoming album and those in the USA will be pleased to hear that they have announced a North American tour. The dates are as follows. 03.10 Brooklyn @ Sunnyvale 03.11 Chicago, … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – XXVII : Black Flag – Du Blonde

There was no better statement of intent to Du Blonde’s new sound and direction than the snarling first single ‘Black Flag’. Now Beth Jeans Houghton is ready to reveal the accompanying video filmed out at Joshua Tree in the Mojave … Continue reading

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We Animals – Lila Rose (Lila Rose Music) reviewed by Dave Franklin.

Despite, or possibly because of, being born with a condition that makes some natural sounds unbearable to listen to and others a more intense experience, Toronto-born Lila Rose has carved out a unique career making challenging and beautiful music. Unlike … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – XXI: Just To Tear Me Down – Flesh World

“It struck a sound between our darker punk songs and something brighter. I just wanted something pop-complete but still sad.”    Flesh World began with Scott Moore (Limp Wrist) and Jess Scott (Brilliant Colors), in a microscopic lofted-bedroom in San Francisco’s … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – XIX : Golden West – NRVS LVRS

NRVS LVRS share a brand new video for the title track of new album ‘The Golden West’. It’s a song that highlights social injustice regarding housing, particularly in California, but the message certainly applies worldwide. The band says about the … Continue reading

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