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Kill West 'Gush' album artwork

26/07/2017

‘Gush’ by Kill West (Album)

Straight Outta Argentina; this four-piece are looking to build upon the exposure that their debut album received with this follow-up…
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Jonathan Jackson + Enation 'Anthems For The Apocalypse' album artwork by Richard Lee Jackson

19/07/2017

‘Anthems For The Apocalypse’ by Jonathan Jackson + Enation (Album)

The ‘Nashville’ actor and his band return with another offering of anthemic rock music packed with both riffs and emotion…
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Frankie Oliver 'Here I Am' album artwork

18/07/2017

‘Here I Am’ by Frankie Oliver (Album)

Signed to Island Records during the 90s as a reggae artist, this London cabbie returns with a new soul album…
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Chuck Berry 'Chuck' album artwork

16/07/2017

‘Chuck’ by Chuck Berry (Album)

On his last album, the iconic rock ‘n’ roll star proves that he was rocking right until the very end…
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88 Fingers Louie 'Thank You For Being A Friend' album artwork

10/07/2017

‘Thank You For Being a Friend’ by 88 Fingers Louie (Album)

19 years is a long time between albums; some fans weren’t even alive. But now 88 Fingers Louie are back…
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Fleet Foxes 'Crack-Up' album artwork

06/07/2017

‘Crack-Up’ by Fleet Foxes (Album)

Robin Pecknold and the gang finally return with an ambitious new album of meandering alt-folk that’s well worth the wait…
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Sammy Brue 'I Am Nice' album artwork

04/07/2017

‘I Am Nice’ by Sammy Brue (Album)

This singer-songwriter is making the country and Americana scene his own. But can the talented 16-year-old take the world, too?…
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Animal House 'Hot Bodies' EP artwork

30/06/2017

‘Hot Bodies’ by Animal House (EP)

Animal House have swapped their native Australia for the UK and their vibrant, colourful guitar-pop music will make you dance…
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Lady Antebellum 'Heartbreak' album cover

26/06/2017

‘Heartbreak’ by Lady Antebellum (Album)

With solo itches now fully scratched, the country-pop giants have regrouped and return with a strong and personal new record…
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Oscar Dowling 'Free And Easy' album cover

23/06/2017

‘Free And Easy’ by Oscar Dowling (Album)

Auckland-based Oscar Dowling, formerly of the noted indie-pop group New Gum Sarn, bares all on his melancholic debut solo album…
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Whetherman 'This Land' album cover

18/06/2017

‘This Land’ by Whetherman (Album)

It’s well worth listening to troubadour Nicholas Williams as he ponders the state of America on this nomadic folk record…
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Placebo 'Life’s What You Make It' single cover

15/06/2017

‘Life’s What You Make It’ by Placebo (Single)

The androgynous rock legends return with a surprising and thought-provoking new single, video and tour. But what should we expect?…
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Love Ssega 'Hot Electrolytes' single cover

14/06/2017

‘Hot Electrolytes’ by Love Ssega (Single)

The British-Ugandan’s latest track is a burst of fast-paced pop which promises to raise eyebrows and get your foot tapping…
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Circe's Diner 'Who Dare's' single cover

09/06/2017

‘Who Dare’s’ by Circe’s Diner (Single)

With their unique timing and exquisite harmonies, this Bristol-based duo have used their voices to create an enchanting alt-folk moment…
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Sea Pinks 'Watercourse' album cover

05/06/2017

‘Watercourse’ by Sea Pinks (Album)

The sixth album from Belfast’s dream-pop three-piece Sea Pinks is a bittersweet outing of jangling guitars, but with some surprises…
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Little Steven 'Soulfire' album cover

05/06/2017

‘Soulfire’ by Little Steven (Album)

Legendary artist Steven Van Zandt’s first solo album in nearly two decades sees him revisiting some of his finest songs…
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Maria Kelly 'The Things I Should' EP artwork

29/05/2017

‘The Things I Should’ by Maria Kelly (EP)

After releasing a string of singles, Maria Kelly brings honesty and ethereal vibes to the table on her debut EP…
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...And The Hangnails ‘DOG’ album sleeve

28/05/2017

‘DOG’ by …And The Hangnails (Album)

Steven Reid and Martyn Fillingham are like two musical scientists striving to find the perfect formula – they might’ve succeeded…
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Dig Deeper 'Stars Tonight' EP artwork

22/05/2017

‘Stars Tonight’ by Dig Deeper (EP)

The new EP from Einar, Øystein, Jørgen and Raymond is a welcoming remedy of expansive alt-rock that invites everyone in…
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Hurray for the Riff Raff ‘The Navigator’ album cover

21/05/2017

‘The Navigator’ by Hurray for the Riff Raff (Album)

Through this cinematic concept album, singer and songwriter Segarra takes us on a journey from New York to Puerto Rico…
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