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Ice Cold Love

21/05/2015

Ice Cold Love by Sofia (Single)

Sofia releases her latest single ‘Ice Cold Love’ and gives listeners a biting take on the empowering nature of heartache…
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Darkle by Taffy

21/05/2015

Darkle by Taffy (EP)

Japanese band Taffy return with their EP ‘Darkle’ and show that mixing grunge and shoegaze is still a glorious idea…
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boxset marvin

20/05/2015

Marvin Gaye: 1961-1965 by Marvin Gaye (Boxset)

This seven-disc boxset – the first in a planned series of three – gathers together the soul legend’s earliest albums…
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Novella-Land

12/05/2015

Land by Novella (Album)

On their debut long player ‘Land’, the London-based quintet Novella do something entirely different with the omnipresent influence of shoegaze…
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Goldsmack 'Wild Season' EP cover

12/05/2015

Wild Season by Goldsmack (EP)

Italian trio Goldsmack have released an assured debut EP which harks back to rock’s dirty greats, whilst still leaping forwards…
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The April Maze – Sleeping Storm cover

08/05/2015

Sleeping Storm by The April Maze (Album)

With ‘Sleeping Storm’, alt-folk husband and wife duo The April Maze show that their own songwriting is beguiling and affecting…
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Du Blonde Hunter

07/05/2015

Hunter by Du Blonde (Single)

Du Blonde provides a perfect taster for her upcoming album ‘Welcome Back To Milk’, on her superb new single Hunter…
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Landshapes - Heyoon cover

05/05/2015

Heyoon by Landshapes (Album)

With their second album ‘Heyoon’, London quartet Landshapes have pushed their love of experimentation and genre fusing to the limit…
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My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall cover

02/05/2015

The Waterfall by My Morning Jacket (Album)

Inspired by the beauty of their surroundings, cosmic rockers My Morning Jacket have returned with a remarkable and ambitious record…
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BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 cover

29/04/2015

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 by Various Artists (Album)

With 27 distinctive tracks, this compilation is proof of the rude health currently being enjoyed by the traditional folk scene…
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The Proclaimers – Let’s Hear It For The Dogs album cover

27/04/2015

Let’s Hear It For The Dogs by The Proclaimers (Album)

The latest release from Scottish brothers Craig and Charlie Reid is testament to their unique songwriting ability and distinctive sound…
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Callaghan A History Of Now

26/04/2015

A History Of Now by Callaghan (Album)

Having already tasted success in the US, Lincolnshire-born songstress Callaghan brings her country-flavoured adult pop back home to the UK…
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Arborist

23/04/2015

Twisted Arrow by Arborist (Single)

Cut against a wintery backdrop, Arborist’s single arrives showcasing a mournful tone and featuring the backing vocals of Kim Deal…
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There Is Nothing To Fear by The North Country album cover

22/04/2015

There Is Nothing To Fear by The North Country (Album)

The North Country have taken their bitterness at the American Dream turned sour and transformed it into a magical cacophony…
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Holy Fire by Many Things cover

21/04/2015

Holy Fire by Many Things (Single)

Ahead of their debut album Many Things release an energetic anthem with strong hints of both U2 and The Stranglers…
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Fifty Shades Of Blue by Blair Dunlop

18/04/2015

Fifty Shades Of Blue by Blair Dunlop (Single)

A mature ballad full of observational storytelling which suggests that talented songwriting Blair Dunlop could soon be a household name…
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For The Road by Sukh

16/04/2015

For The Road by Sukh (Single)

The youthful Mancunian songwriter Sukh saves lives by day and writes folk in the vein of Cat Stevens by night…
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Netsuke-Heliotrope-Single

15/04/2015

Heliotrope by Netsuke (Single)

London trio Netsuke announce themselves as the latest act to try the synth-addled pop approach to songwriting, leaving you giddy…
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Josh Garrels 'Home' cover

07/04/2015

Home by Josh Garrels (Album)

The new album from Portland songwriter Josh Garrels is a reflective record which gives an intimacy to his usual eclecticism…
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Alimony Hustle

04/04/2015

Gutter Gutter Strike Strike Gutter Gutter by Alimony Hustle (Single)

Bristol’s Alimony Hustle may be newcomers but they’re all ready to make a name for themselves on their debut single…
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