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The Most Underrated Music in Movies and Games

The Most Underrated Music in Movies and Games

A fantastic soundtrack can elevate a movie or game from simply good to great. Think about all your favourite movie or game and try to remember their soundtracks. There’s a good chance that they include...

News posted in Videogames / Gaming on 6th March 2021

Upcoming Releases: The pick of March's music that we're all set to be haring after

Upcoming Releases: The pick of March's music that we're all set to be haring after

As life gets one step closer to normality for those affected by the impact of the CoVID19 pandemic we take a look forward to what's fresh, new and exciting in the world of music. As...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd March 2021

February 2021 favourites: We took our Medicine At Midnight but still succumbed to Death By Rock and Roll and Carnage!

February 2021 favourites: We took our Medicine At Midnight but still succumbed to Death By Rock and Roll and Carnage!

The normally uneventful month of February saw a lot more activity than the norm as 2021 saw significant signs of hope and optimism begin to appear. The United States Of America welcomed incoming president Joe...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st March 2021

Album Of The Week: The nineteenth anniversary of Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Album Of The Week: The nineteenth anniversary of Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Nineteen years ago, at the age of just 22, Norah Jones released her stunning debut album Come Away With Me to a largely unsuspecting audience of listeners. The daughter of world renowned musician Ravi Shankar...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th February 2021

Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins Album Review

Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins Album Review

Maximo Park return with their first full length studio album in nearly four years as they release Nature Always Wins. It's close to 16 years since Maximo Park released their stunning, Mercury nominated, debut album,...

Review posted on 23rd February 2021

Lost Horizons - In Quiet Moments Album Review

Lost Horizons - In Quiet Moments Album Review

Yes, I know, it's far too early to call out contenders for the Top Ten Albums of 2021 but, if In Quiet Moments by Lost Horizons doesn't feature I'll be more than a tad amazed....

Review posted on 22nd February 2021

Alberteen talk to us about inventing their own genre and their mixed emotions over The Beatles [EXCLUSIVE]

Alberteen talk to us about inventing their own genre and their mixed emotions over The Beatles [EXCLUSIVE]

After more than a decade together Alberteen have just released their fourth album, Lowenva via their own label, 'Rhythm and Noir'. It's the band's first release in nearly two years and follows Alberteen vs Comma...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st February 2021

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

Yes, the confirmation is real. Rotterdam Eurovision Song Contest will commence on Tuesday 18th of May, with the final taking place Saturday 22nd. Here you will learn more about the competition and the build-up as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th February 2021

Smith & Burrows - Only Smith and Burrows is Good Enough Album Review

Smith & Burrows - Only Smith and Burrows is Good Enough Album Review

Smith & Burrows may sound like a hardware store in a remote, timeless village somewhere in deepest darkest Yorkshire, the sort of place that hasn't changed for the best part of fifty years but that...

Review posted on 15th February 2021

Motorhead Slot by NetEnt | Rocking Success on the Slots

Motorhead Slot by NetEnt | Rocking Success on the Slots

Is it too cliché to make the obvious connection regarding Motorhead and casinos? Well, we will let it pass by and not mention the song title that is in all our heads right now. Suffice...

News posted in Videogames / Gaming on 15th February 2021

Valentine's Day 2021: Music to soundtrack your day, in an altogether less obvious way!

Valentine's Day 2021: Music to soundtrack your day, in an altogether less obvious way!

If you're struggling to express your feelings, finding it difficult to choose a gesture, a gift or even a card for the object of your desire then music always has the answer. Whilst Steve Wright's...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th February 2021

Bryan Adams - The Forty First Anniversary Of Bryan Adams Self-Titled Debut Album.

Bryan Adams - The Forty First Anniversary Of Bryan Adams Self-Titled Debut Album.

Way, way back in the February of 1980 one twenty year old Bryan Adams released his eponymous debut album, paving the way for the start of his illustrious and plentiful career in music. Having already...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th February 2021

How music can help with pregnancy (and what to listen to)

How music can help with pregnancy (and what to listen to)

There are untold health benefits of listening to music, whatever your current situation. Music can be a mood booster, which in turn can help your immune system, it can help your heart regulate its blood...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th February 2021

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

Yes, the confirmation is real. Rotterdam Eurovision Song Contest will commence on Tuesday 18th of May, with the final taking place Saturday 22nd. Here you will learn more about the competition and the build-up as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th February 2021

A A Williams - Songs From Isolation Album Review

A A Williams - Songs From Isolation Album Review

A A Williams follows up last year's album 'Forever Blue' with her latest release, 'Songs From Isolation', a collection of songs she recorded during the first lockdown of 2020. Williams' third album is a record...

Review posted on 8th February 2021

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth anniversary of 'Life In Cartoon Motion' by Mika

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth anniversary of 'Life In Cartoon Motion' by Mika

Back in February 2007 Mika released his debut, breakthrough album, Life In Cartoon Motion. The flamboyant, theatrical and playful record was a sensational introduction to a formidable talent. Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr, aka Mika, was...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th February 2021

January 2021 Favourites: From Selena Gomez to Goat Girl and Shame to Spare Ribs, we've got it covered

January 2021 Favourites: From Selena Gomez to Goat Girl and Shame to Spare Ribs, we've got it covered

The first month of the year has already packed a punch both via the events that have taken place around the World and the music that has been released. We have a new President of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd February 2021

Upcoming Releases: The February albums we're sure you're going to fall for

Upcoming Releases: The February albums we're sure you're going to fall for

As the second month of 2021 gets ever nearer we take a look at the new releases that are set to delight our ears over the coming weeks. It may have been a slowish start...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th January 2021

Album Of The Week: The 30th anniversary of 'diVINYLS' by Divinyls.

Album Of The Week: The 30th anniversary of 'diVINYLS' by Divinyls.

Controversy in music has taken many forms over the years from Elvis' hips through to Bowie's make-up, Madonna's breasts, Frankie's Relax and beyond but in 1990/91 it was Divinyls who caused a stir with...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th January 2021

Baio - Dead Hand Control Album Review

Baio - Dead Hand Control Album Review

Chris Baio, renowned Vampire Weekend bassist, follows up his critically acclaimed 2017 album, Man Of The World, with his third full length solo release, Dead Hand Control. Whilst Man Of The World dealt with the...

Review posted on 27th January 2021

Goat Girl - On All Fours Album Review

Goat Girl - On All Fours Album Review

Goat Girl follow up their terrific eponymous debut album from 2018 with their second, On All Fours. The South London former Post-Punk quartet comprised of Lottie, Holly, Naima and L.E.D. delighted critics and fans alike...

Review posted on 23rd January 2021

Katie Kittermaster - Lukewarm Lover Single Review

Katie Kittermaster - Lukewarm Lover Single Review

Katie Kittermaster, a twenty year old singer-songwriter from The Garden Of England, releases her latest single, 'Lukewarm Lover' on Revanche Records this week. Following on from Katie's acoustic version of her own song, 'The Problem',...

Review posted on 22nd January 2021

Glastonbury 2021 Cancelled: The first of many festivals, or just the biggest casualty?

Glastonbury 2021 Cancelled: The first of many festivals, or just the biggest casualty?

"With great regret, we must announce that this year's Glastonbury Festival will not take place," came the not altogether unexpected announcement from the Glastonbury organisers. For the second year in a row the biggest festival...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd January 2021

Album Of The Week: The 25th anniversary of Boys For Pele by Tori Amos

Album Of The Week: The 25th anniversary of Boys For Pele by Tori Amos

Twenty five years ago Tori Amos released her third full length album, Boys For Pele. It remains one of her most successful albums to date, even though it was by no means a conventional album;...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd January 2021

Gaming Sound: Madlord Premium Audio Productions Review

Gaming Sound: Madlord Premium Audio Productions Review

Winning Audio by Madlord Premium Audio ProductionsSound is all around us, a cliché notion but very much true. It captures emotions, it describes what is around us, it inspires, and it sets the tone of...

News posted in Videogames / Gaming on 18th January 2021

UK music festivals in 2021 – will they go ahead?

UK music festivals in 2021 – will they go ahead?

The arrival of several COVID vaccines in the UK has lifted hopes in the middle of an extremely serious third wave of infections. As people look ahead to better times, there has been talk about...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th January 2021

LUMER - Disappearing Act EP Review

LUMER - Disappearing Act EP Review

Hull has given up many a surprising star turn over the years; Mick Ronson, The Housemartins, The Red Guitars, Two Jags! and more recently, FEVER. Joining them on the rosta of notable entertainers is Post-Punk...

Review posted on 15th January 2021

Shame - Drunk Tank Pink Album Review

Shame - Drunk Tank Pink Album Review

Almost three years to the day that Shame released their visceral debut album Songs Of Praise they are releasing the follow up, Drunk Tank Pink. After years on the road, the prospect of no gigs...

Review posted on 11th January 2021

Album of the Week: The 5th anniversary of David Bowie's Blackstar

Album of the Week: The 5th anniversary of David Bowie's Blackstar

Five years ago, on the day of his 69th birthday and two days before his death, David Bowie released his 25th, and final studio album, Blackstar. The album's release came as somewhat of a surprise...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th January 2021

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs Album Review

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs Album Review

Spare Ribs, Sleaford Mods sixth full length studio album, is a thirteen track record born out of a social commentary that forms the very ethos of the band. Sick of Tory rule, monetary policy, inept...

Review posted on 7th January 2021

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