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GARGALO talks to us about being an early years teacher, collaborating with Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and starting from scratch again. [EXCLUSIVE]

GARGALO talks to us about being an early years teacher, collaborating with Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear and starting from scratch again. [EXCLUSIVE]

When he's not focused on his on-line tuition, or stuck in the back of his brothers van mixing his latest compositions, GARGALO (Bruno G. Roth) is to be found in and amongst the sound mirrors...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd November 2021

Adele - '30' Album Review

Adele - '30' Album Review

After six years, one failed marriage, one lingering pandemic, one well documented divorce and a lot of soul searching, Adele's fourth full length studio album - 30 was finally released on 19th November. Following the...

Review posted on 20th November 2021

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Having recently released their latest single, Future Angel, Robin And The Goblins creative force Robin Romo is now looking forward to playing their "Victorian Synth-Pop" to a live audience. Robin Romo, a name adopted "after...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th November 2021

This Is The Kit: The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 03/11/2021

This Is The Kit: The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 03/11/2021

On a wet and windy night down on the South-East coast This Is The Kit brought a welcoming warmth into Folkestone's Quarterhouse with their imaginative array of tender and gentle folk songs. Kate Stables and...

Review posted on 6th November 2021

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

If all things were equal then Ed Sheeran may have made the cut for our final five favourite new album releases of October, but they're not, and he didn't! Whilst Coldplay didn't give us the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd November 2021

Upcoming Releases: Our Favourite Five New Albums Due Out In November 2021

Upcoming Releases: Our Favourite Five New Albums Due Out In November 2021

As the days get progressively colder and shorter, and world leaders try to attempt to agree on a way to arrest the rise in global temperatures, November ushers in celebrations of light, gunpowder and treason....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st October 2021

Marissa Nadler: 'The Path Of The Clouds' Album Review

Marissa Nadler: 'The Path Of The Clouds' Album Review

The phrase fabulous at forty can most definitely be applied to singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler as she has written, recorded and produced her best work to date on her new album - The Path Of The...

Review posted on 25th October 2021

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

After Life Won't Wait, and in between Rancid 5 and Indestructible, Tim Armstrong somehow found time to form his new band - Transplants, and record their self-titled debut album. The Rancid singer-songwriter, formally of Operation...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd October 2021

Laura Marling: Brighton Dome - 19th October 2021

Laura Marling: Brighton Dome - 19th October 2021

In the four-and-a-half years since Laura Marling last toured alone, not only has she given many on-line guitar tutorials but she has also released yet another Mercury Prize nominated album and collaborated with Mike Lindsay...

Review posted on 21st October 2021

Album Of The Week: The 31st Anniversary of 'Nowhere' By Ride

Album Of The Week: The 31st Anniversary of 'Nowhere' By Ride

Before they split up, reformed, split up and reformed again, Ride were responsible for writing and recording one of the most significant Shoegaze albums of the 90's with their debut album, Nowhere. The original eight...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th October 2021

Album Of The Week: The 41st Anniversary Of 'Remain In Light' By Talking Heads

Album Of The Week: The 41st Anniversary Of 'Remain In Light' By Talking Heads

On the 8th October 1980 Talking Heads released not only one of their most significant albums but also one of the most significant albums of the last 50 years when they released their fourth album,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th October 2021

Darling Darling talks to us about playing Jesus, hooking up with HAIM and being intrinsically genuine [EXCLUSIVE]

Darling Darling talks to us about playing Jesus, hooking up with HAIM and being intrinsically genuine [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just released his new single - Cut To The Chaser, Southampton's Matt Bisgrove (aka Darling Darling) is "riding off the crest of the wave". Matt's latest single, released on September 30th via Honeymooner Records,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th October 2021

September 2021 Favourites: A stunning array of more than 60 artists feature in our pick of the Top 5 new releases from September

September 2021 Favourites: A stunning array of more than 60 artists feature in our pick of the Top 5 new releases from September

In a month that saw 18 year old qualifier Emma Raducanu win the coveted U.S Women's Open Tennis Championship without even dropping a set, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United and got off to a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd October 2021

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Diamonds and Pearls' by Prince and The New Power Generation

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Diamonds and Pearls' by Prince and The New Power Generation

On the 1st October 1991 Prince, together with a new backing band - The New Power Generation, released his 13th full length studio album - Diamonds and Pearls. The 13 track record had a lighter,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st October 2021

Upcoming Releases: Check out the top 5 new albums that we can't wait to hear in October

Upcoming Releases: Check out the top 5 new albums that we can't wait to hear in October

With the ghastly delights of Halloween, and the long awaited thrills and spills of the latest Bond movie to look forward to, as well as International Music Day, World Food Day, World Mental Health Day...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th September 2021

audiobooks - Astro Tough Album Review

audiobooks - Astro Tough Album Review

After a three year wait audiobooks are back with a follow up to their extraordinary debut album Now!(in a minute) with the release of their second album - Astro Tough. The seemingly oddball couple (think...

Review posted on 29th September 2021

Let's Set Sail talk to us about the potential of collaborating with Tiësto and being uncomfortable about selling themselves [EXCLUSIVE]

Let's Set Sail talk to us about the potential of collaborating with Tiësto and being uncomfortable about selling themselves [EXCLUSIVE]

Having recently released their latest single, A Savage Goo, folktronica quartet Let's Set Sail are now preparing for the release of their second five track EP, Enzo. Let's Set Sail said that - "with A...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th September 2021

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary Of 'Nevermind' by Nirvana

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary Of 'Nevermind' by Nirvana

Thirty years ago the landscape of popular music was changed forever when Nirvana released their seminal, era defining second album, Nevermind. Nirvana had already built up quite a substantial following in the U.S, and the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th September 2021

Jonny Wildey talks to us about novelist James Baldwin, animation, collaborating with Vince Staples and skipping gig queues! [EXCLUSIVE]

Jonny Wildey talks to us about novelist James Baldwin, animation, collaborating with Vince Staples and skipping gig queues! [EXCLUSIVE]

When Brighton based musician Jonny Wildey is not creating sounds under the nom de plume of Alphabets Heaven he's embracing "a more traditional form of songwriting" and "committed to exploring his love of 70s music."...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd September 2021

Ren Lawton talks to us about being a wanderer, not being 'Ren Lawton' and his desire to collaborate with Laura Marling [EXCLUSIVE]

Ren Lawton talks to us about being a wanderer, not being 'Ren Lawton' and his desire to collaborate with Laura Marling [EXCLUSIVE]

When he's not talking to Tommy Shelby, aka Cillian Murphy, about Irish music on the set of the latest Peaky Blinders shoot, Folk singer Ren Lawton is busy writing and recording his own music. The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st September 2021

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Pretty On The Inside' by Hole

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Pretty On The Inside' by Hole

Courtney Love went from Faith No More to Pagan Babies before roles in Sid And Nancy and Straight To Hell propelled her forward to form her seminal band - Hole, in 1989. After bouncing around...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th September 2021

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Zed The Dreamer talks to us about drawing inspiration from William Golding, collaborating with Phoebe Bridgers and signing to 4AD [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just celebrated the release of his debut EP, The Life and Death of MacKenzie Kane, Portuguese singer-songwriter Zé Pedro Viveiros, aka Zed The Dreamer, is looking forward to playing it live when he joins...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th September 2021

Album Of The Week: The 14th Anniversary of 'Mantaray' by Siouxsie Sioux

Album Of The Week: The 14th Anniversary of 'Mantaray' by Siouxsie Sioux

Finally, after 11 Siouxsie and The Banshees albums and four Creatures albums, the inspirational and influential lead singer of both bands - Siouxsie Sioux, released her first solo album, Mantaray, on September 10th 2007. Mantaray,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th September 2021

Second Thoughts talk to us about creating an interactive social ecosystem for sharing their music, collaborating with Stephen Malkmus and playing Joy Division covers - badly! [EXCLUSIVE]

Second Thoughts talk to us about creating an interactive social ecosystem for sharing their music, collaborating with Stephen Malkmus and playing Joy Division covers - badly! [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just celebrated the release of their latest single - nicotine stains with a "very fun", "super cool" visit to this year's Reading festival Second Thoughts are now gearing up for the release of a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th September 2021

August 2021 Favourites: 'If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power', sustainable, green and fresh, 'Solar Power'.

August 2021 Favourites: 'If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power', sustainable, green and fresh, 'Solar Power'.

After the excitement of getting Happier Than Ever in July, August just kept on giving with lots more inspiring musical releases. In a month that saw the opening of the Tokyo Paralympics, the start of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st September 2021

Album Of The Week: The 41st Anniversary of 'Wild Planet' by The B-52's

Album Of The Week: The 41st Anniversary of 'Wild Planet' by The B-52's

Having delivered a solid breakthrough debut album with their eponymous 1979 record The B52's kept their riotous retro leaning party going with arguably a better second album; Wild Planet. Released on August 27th 1980, Wild...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th August 2021

AODHAN talks to us about Scott Pilgrim, Marvel Cinematic Universe and collaborating with 'Strangers' singer Tia Gostelow [EXCLUSIVE]

AODHAN talks to us about Scott Pilgrim, Marvel Cinematic Universe and collaborating with 'Strangers' singer Tia Gostelow [EXCLUSIVE]

Antipodean singer-songwriter Aidan Whitehall, aka AODHAN, is "stoked" following the release of his latest five track EP in July. The Ryan Miller (Will I Am/Angus & Julia Stone/Jess Glynn) produced set of songs ties together...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th August 2021

Angel Olsen: 'Aisles' EP Review

Angel Olsen: 'Aisles' EP Review

It's a brave artist that chooses five iconic tracks from wildly different acts and gives them a significant, contemporary make-over as they attempt to re-interpret them with a fresh prospective. Shut Up Kiss Me singer...

Review posted on 22nd August 2021

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

The inspired partnership of soul singer Alison Moyet with the developing electronic talents of Vince Clarke proved to be a huge and swift success on Yazoo's debut album Upstairs At Eric's. Quite quickly after the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th August 2021

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

London based Australian artist Nick Kingswell says that he "can't wait to share [his] new songs in a live setting with real humans" now that lockdown restrictions have been eased. Having just released his latest...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th August 2021

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As the days get progressively colder and shorter November ushers in celebrations of light, gunpowder and treason as well as bringing with it some...

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Having recently released their latest single, 'Future Angel', Robin And The Goblins creative force Robin Romo is now looking forward to playing their...

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

If all things were equal then Ed Sheeran may have made the cut for our final five favourite new album releases of October, but they're not, and he...

Is ABBA... cool? The group’s most unexpected fans confess their devotion

Is ABBA... cool? The group’s most unexpected fans confess their devotion

We didn't expect these rockers to be so into the Swedish pop group.

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Halloween Hootenanny: Witchy songs for your spooky playlist

Halloween Hootenanny: Witchy songs for your spooky playlist

These deliciously witchy tunes are perfect for Halloween.

Are these the 10 greatest Halloween anthems of all time?

Are these the 10 greatest Halloween anthems of all time?

From Psycho Killer to the Monster Mash, these Halloween songs are classics.

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

After 'Life Won't Wait', and in between 'Rancid 5' and 'Indestructible', Tim Armstrong somehow found time to form his new band - Transplants, and...

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