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Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 2nd August 2014 Preview

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 2nd August 2014 Preview

Lounge On The Farm is 9 years old this August. From its modest start through its formative years and its eventual incarnation, it has given great and varied pleasure to the appreciative folk of Kent...

Review posted on 28th July 2014

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Album Review

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold Album Review

Although The House Mafia and Icona Pop may take exception, First Aid Kit must surely rank as Sweden's finest musical export of recent years. The sisters from the suburbs of Stockholm have delighted us with...

Review posted on 16th July 2014

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical Album Review

James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical Album Review

It's been four years since the release of James Vincent McMorrow's well-received and relatively successful debut album 'Early In The Morning'. Those expecting more of the same may be a little disappointed; James has "no...

Review posted on 6th May 2014

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

Grouplove - Spreading Rumours Album Review

When Grouplove burst onto the scene a few years ago they brought with them a breath of fresh air; an almost tangible youthful exuberance and an infectious zest for life. With their self-titled first EP...

Review posted on 19th March 2014

Making Marks - A Thousand Half-Truths Album Review

Making Marks - A Thousand Half-Truths Album Review

Having wisely decided to consign My Little Pony (the band's previous name) to room 101 following the departure of guitarist Simen Herning, the re-invented quartet that represent Making Marks have released their 'debut' album 'A...

Review posted on 13th March 2014

Joan As Police Woman - The Classic Album Review

Joan As Police Woman - The Classic Album Review

Having had to wait just over three years for a follow-up to one of the best albums of 2011, anticipation has been one of high but anxious expectation. Thankfully, the anxiety element was entirely unnecessary...

Review posted on 6th March 2014

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run Album Review

Nathaniel Rateliff - Falling Faster Than You Can Run Album Review

Following on from 2010's 'In Memory Of Loss', 'Falling Faster Than You Can Run' is the second full-length album from Denver dwellers Nathaniel Rateliff. Whilst it may be full of passion and is unquestionably delivered...

Review posted on 7th February 2014

Will Varley - As The Crow Flies Album Review

Will Varley - As The Crow Flies Album Review

Will Varley's much anticipated follow-up album to his brilliant 2011 album 'Advert Soundtracks' has been well worth the wait. 'As The Crow Flies' is no step change for Will but more of a gentle development...

Review posted on 5th December 2013

Wilkinson - Lazers Not Included Album Review

Wilkinson - Lazers Not Included Album Review

Former Best Breakthrough Producer (the D&B Awards got that spot on) Mark Wilkinson has had a pretty fabulous end to a very good year. The London DJ/producer and mixer would seem to be the Drum...

Review posted on 5th December 2013

Luke Sital-Singh - Tornados EP Review

Luke Sital-Singh - Tornados EP Review

New Malden's new Ben Howard? (Really!) 25-year-old Luke Sital-Singh, channels an 'IT Crowd' meets 'Big Bang Theory' charming geek look to deliver his latest incarnation for this; his third and arguably best release to date....

Review posted on 2nd December 2013

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle Album Review

Laura Marling's 4th album in 5 years sees her blossom further as the assurances that her growing confidence has given her pervade her writing and her performance. As the naivety of her youth is realised...

Review posted on 12th August 2013

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 26th-28th July 2013 Live Review

Lounge On The Farm - Merton Farm, Kent 26th-28th July 2013 Live Review

Just as it is right and proper that you support your local football team, regardless of their performance, so it is I think that you should support your local festival. (Lounge On The Farm, set...

Review posted on 9th August 2013

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Album Review

Gold Panda - Half Of Where You Live Album Review

Multi-talented artist, producer, programmer and performer Gold (Derwin) Panda has traversed the globe in his lifetime giving him plenty to draw on for his second album, 'Half Of Where You Live'. Having started his journey...

Review posted on 17th July 2013

Junip - Junip Album Review

Junip - Junip Album Review

Jose Gonzalez has not exactly been living the quiet life since the first Junip album, 'Fields', back in 2010 but it has taken him a while to come back into the fold and collaborate once...

Review posted on 13th June 2013

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review

The Great Gatsby movie may not have received universal praise and critical acclaim since its silver screen release but that doesn't mean you should write off or disregard its soundtrack. What do critics know anyway?...

Review posted on 13th June 2013

Studio Killers - Studio Killers Album Review

Studio Killers - Studio Killers Album Review

Following two frenetic and frenzied years of excitable buzz and building anticipation, Studio Killers, the virtual band formed in 2011, are all set for dance floor domination with their debut self-titled album. Where The Matrix...

Review posted on 4th June 2013

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance In Concert Album Review

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance In Concert Album Review

Dead Can Dance have been 'dancing' on and off now for over thirty years and over the past twelve months have played to more people (400,000) in more places (85 shows across 4 continents) than...

Review posted on 16th May 2013

Rudimental - Home Album Review

Rudimental - Home Album Review

When Pop excels it can be a joyous, uplifting, exciting and sometimes sublime experience. It can suspend reality, change moods, transport you to another place, engage your imagination and ignite all manner of emotions. When...

Review posted on 15th May 2013

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart Album Review

With his star already in the ascendancy, last year's inspired Olympic call up by nearly-Sir Danny Boyle to spearhead the introduction of 'The Isles Of Wonder' has merely served as a supercharged catapult for Eton's...

Review posted on 13th May 2013

British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy Album Review

British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy Album Review

The Decline Of British Sea Power, the band's debut album way back in 2003, was thankfully not a prophecy about the likelihood of British Sea Power having a successful career post release. Ten years and...

Review posted on 25th April 2013

Chvrches - Recover EP Review

Chvrches - Recover EP Review

With two warmly received singles under their belt, a 'Sound Of 2013' nod and an album due out towards the latter part of this year, Glaswegian band Chvrches are maintaining their ever growing public presence...

Review posted on 19th April 2013

Fawn Spots/Cum Stain - Wedding Dress Album Review

Fawn Spots/Cum Stain - Wedding Dress Album Review

Thankfully this is not the BBC. I do not need to argue both sides, put forward the views of the passionate and opinionated or justify myself to the DG. Nor do I need to wrestle...

Review posted on 18th April 2013

Robert Delong - Just Movement Album Sampler Review

Robert Delong - Just Movement Album Sampler Review

Robert Delong is certainly a product of his time, enhancing and utilising every piece of modern gadgetry available to produce his unique blend of elaborate and engaging electronica. The multi-talented singer-songwriter, producer, programmer and drummer...

Review posted on 18th April 2013

Lapalux - Nostalchic Album Review

Lapalux - Nostalchic Album Review

Essex-born producer Lapalux, born Stuart Howard, first gained notoriety only last year with the release of his two debut EPs When You're Gone and Some Other Time, and over the course of his three releases,...

Review posted on 4th April 2013

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Album Review

Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic Album Review

'We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic' is the second album from Californian duo Foxygen following on from 2011's 'Take The Kids Off Broadway'. Sam France and Jonathan Rado formed the band...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Atoms For Peace - Amok Album Review

Atoms For Peace - Amok Album Review

Generally (sweeping statement imminent) the quality of the output of previous 'Supergroups' has been, to varying degrees of negativity, less than the parts which constitute its make-up. There are notable exceptions to be fair; early...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Palma Violets - 180 Album Review

Palma Violets - 180 Album Review

Ben Affleck may have picked up a Best Director BAFTA for his film Argo this year, but even he, with a few spare quid in his back pocket, wouldn't have put a penny on himself...

Review posted on 25th February 2013

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away Album Review

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away Album Review

'Push The Sky Away' represents the 15th studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, a quite remarkable achievement for a group now in their 30th year, let alone when you consider the plethora...

Review posted on 21st February 2013

Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains Album Review

Rachel Sermanni - Under Mountains Album Review

It would be easy to trivialise the debut album from Rachel Sermanni as it's almost too 'fairytale come true' in its inception and creation (young wee Scottish lassie from the Highlands writes and performs perfectly...

Review posted on 31st January 2013

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

Tom Odell - Songs From Another Love Ep Review

Brit's Critics Choice Winner Tom Odell has appeared on just about every kind of 'Next Big Thing for 2013' list, including BBC Sound of 2013 and MTV's Brand New for 2013. These were probably down...

Review posted on 29th January 2013

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