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Cooper Rose-Count To Three

18/12/2014

Count To Three by Cooper Rose (EP)

Cooper Rose brings her northern acoustic folk-style confessional vocals and adds an orchestral twist with debut EP ‘Count to Three’…
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Jameson-Carnivore

12/12/2014

Carnivore by Jameson (EP)

On his ‘Carnivore’ EP the Californian songwriter Jameson manages to bring together banjo-heavy folk and Kenny Loggins-esque 80s soft rock…
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Alex Highton - 'Nobody Knows Anything' album cover

11/12/2014

Nobody Knows Anything by Alex Highton (Album)

Alex Highton’s second album sees him expand on the folk influences of his debut record to create a unique sound…
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Good Luck Mountain Too

11/12/2014

Too by Good Luck Mountain (Album)

‘Too’ is the second release by the indie-folk act Good Luck Mountain and it’s a record of delicacy and poise…
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VITAMIN-COVER

11/12/2014

Did It For You by VITAMIN (Single)

VITAMIN’S new track boasts indie-pop with summery dance influences that suggests they could be a household name in the future…
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Love Buzzard

04/12/2014

Give It Some Range by Love Buzzard (Single)

The upcoming duo Love Buzzard create a buzz that owes nothing to affection, and everything to scuzzy garage punk vibes…
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Laurel Canyons-Now We're Rebuilding

03/12/2014

Now We’re Rebuilding by Laurel Canyons (EP)

Sheffield four-piece Laurel Canyons announce themselves as an indie act of great promise on their debut EP ‘Now We’re Rebuilding’…
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R.E.M.

03/12/2014

7IN – 83-88 by R.E.M. (7″ singles collection)

‘7IN – 83-88′ charts the 11 singles R.E.M. released during their time with IRS Records in their early days of…
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SW LOGO

01/12/2014

A Very Songwriting Christmas Playlist

To celebrate the beginning of the official countdown to Christmas, we’ve compiled a selection of classic Christmas songs for you…
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Oh, Hunter EP by Hayden Calnin

01/12/2014

Oh, Hunter by Hayden Calnin (EP)

Hayden Calnin’s latest EP showcases the Australian songwriter’s ability to create beautiful soundscapes and pair them with his superlative vocals…
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Bruce Springsteen ACV1

29/11/2014

The Album Collection Vol 1, 1973-1984 by Bruce Springsteen (Boxset)

Bruce Springsteen’s first seven albums have been remastered and released as a boxed set, tracking his journey to rock’s summit…
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Paperwhite-Magic

26/11/2014

Magic by Paperwhite (EP)

Sibling synth tyros Paperwhite display the skill to position themselves astride critical acclaim and mainstream success on debut EP ‘Magic’…
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My Favourite Faded Fantasy

26/11/2014

My Favourite Faded Fantasy by Damien Rice (Album)

After eight years away Damien Rice is back with album number three, and it’s been more than worth the wait…
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Cormac O Caoimh 'The Moon Loses Its Memory' album cover

24/11/2014

The Moon Loses Its Memory by Cormac O Caoimh (Album)

Irish singer-songwriter Cormac O Caoimh has returned with his third solo album which heralds a return to his poppier roots…
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Ariel Pink - 'Pom Pom' album cover

16/11/2014

Pom Pom by Ariel Pink (Album)

On ‘Pom Pom’ Ariel Pink has gone it alone and recorded a sprawling album which showcases his full twisted repertoire…
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