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Brian Dunne-Songs From The Hive

26/02/2015

Songs From The Hive by Brian Dunne (Album)

‘Songs From The Hive’s’ catchy songwriting sees youthful New York songwriter Brian Dunne making a bid for the big league…
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Vienna Ditto – Hammer And A Nail cover

24/02/2015

Hammer And A Nail by Vienna Ditto (Single)

A warped and demented joyride, ‘Hammer And A Nail’ proves that Vienna Ditto really are ones to watch this year…
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Stephanie Manns 'Fool Liike Me' cover

22/02/2015

Fool Like Me by Stephanie Manns (Album)

On Fool Like Me, Stephanie Manns has recorded a collection of songs which distils her influences into something universally accessible…
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Gaston Light Wake Up And Fight

17/02/2015

Wake Up And Fight by Gaston Light (Single)

‘Wake Up And Fight’ sees Gaston Light’s Jason Corcoran unwilling to let the simple matter of darkness keep him down…
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'Transfixiation' by A Place To Bury Strangers

16/02/2015

Transfixiation by A Place To Bury Strangers (Album)

On Transfixiation, A Place To Bury Strangers have managed to capture the feeling of their ear-splitting live shows on record…
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Tonight, We All Swim Free by Martin Callingham

16/02/2015

Tonight, We All Swim Free by Martin Callingham (Album)

The debut solo record from Martin Callingham is a wonderfully intriguing and elegant opening statement – hopefully, a lengthy career…
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Natalie McCool Single Pins

14/02/2015

Pins by Natalie McCool (Single)

Natalie McCool’s new single ‘Pins’ sees her adopt an almost entirely electronic sound, while keeping and exploring her authentic voice…
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Dara Sisterhen

12/02/2015

Boom by Dara Sisterhen (EP)

North Carolina’s Dara Sisterhen releases ‘Boom’, an EP that combines her love of country music and the British invasion brilliantly…
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Gretchen Peters 'Blackbirds' cover

12/02/2015

Blackbirds by Gretchen Peters (Album)

On her poignant new album Blackbirds, veteran country artist Gretchen Peters creates something beautiful out of mortalities ever tightening grip…
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The Unthanks – Mount The Air cover

11/02/2015

Mount The Air by The Unthanks (Album)

The Unthanks have returned with an album that draws you in and enchants you with magical music and glorious harmonies…
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Elles Bailey Who Am I To Me

05/02/2015

Who Am I To Me by Elles Bailey (EP)

The Bristol-based songwriter releases her EP ‘Who Am I To Me’, a smoky blues-rock record that fizzes with pop appeal…
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The Cribs For All Our Siste

05/02/2015

Burning For No One By The Cribs (Single)

The Cribs return with the first single from their hotly awaited sixth album and light a fire under fans’ expectations…
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Flowers Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do

05/02/2015

Forget The Fall by Flowers (Single)

The beatific dream-pop trio Flowers announce their March UK tour with the release of the brilliant single ‘Forget The Fall’…
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The Harmaleighs – 'Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush' album cover

02/02/2015

Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush by The Harmaleighs (Album)

The Harmaleighs continue the year’s trend for exemplary country albums with a rousing debut packed with hooks and gorgeous harmonies…
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'Medicine' by Drew Holcomb And The Neighbours cover

02/02/2015

Medicine by Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors (Album)

Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors’ latest album has enough crossover appeal to delight fans of traditional Americana and country pop…
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