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F.O.E.S 'Antecedence' EP cover

07/07/2015

Antecedence by F.O.E.S (EP)

The ‘Antecedence’ EP keeps up F.O.E.S’ building momentum and sets their stall out as future stars of the alt-rock scene…
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Slow Riot 'City Of Culture' single cover

07/07/2015

City of Culture by Slow Riot (Single)

Rather than celebrating their home city’s status, Irish trio Slow Riot have instead come up with a deliciously withering putdown…
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Venice Trip 'Look Forward' EP cover

03/07/2015

Look Forward by Venice Trip (EP)

The new EP from psychedelic four-piece Venice Trip is proof that there’s still plenty of life left in the genre…
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Richard Thompson 'Still' album cover

02/07/2015

Still by Richard Thompson (Album)

With Jeff Tweedy at the production helm, Richard Thompson’s latest album proves that he’s got plenty of great music left…
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Nova Heart

02/07/2015

Lackluster No by Nova Heart (Single)

‘Lackluster No’ could just announce the arrival of a group who are already stars in a nation of 1.3 billion…
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Little May - Home

01/07/2015

Home by Little May (Single)

On their new single ‘Home’, the indie trio Little May display the potential to be chart dwellers of serious note…
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Lauren Peacock 'Euphonia' album cover

29/06/2015

Euphonia by Lauryn Peacock (Album)

‘Euphonia’, the new album from singer-songwriter Lauryn Peacock puts her mastery of arrangement and vivid songwriting to the very fore…
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The Gorgeous Chans – 'Marina And I' single cover

29/06/2015

Marina & I by The Gorgeous Chans (Single)

The debut single from The Gorgeous Chans pulses with tropical rhythms and will have you dancing long into the night…
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Lights Out by Black Surf

25/06/2015

Lights Out by Black Surf (Single)

On their brand new single ‘Lights Out’, indie-rock group Black Surf pay homage to one of grunge-pop’s most beloved songwriters…
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The Dirty Blonde Goodbye Tiny Fractures

24/06/2015

Goodbye: Tiny Fractures by The Dirty Blonde (Single)

On their single ‘Goodbye: Tiny Fractures’, Glasgow’s The Dirty Blonde rattle out melodies that will have indie-pop fans hitting repeat…
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Malcolm Holcombe – The RCA Sessions album cover

23/06/2015

The RCA Sessions by Malcolm Holcombe (Album+DVD)

To honour his two decades in the music industry songwriter Malcolm Holcombe has re-recorded a number of his favourite compositions…
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Meg Baird - 'Don’t Weigh Down The Light' album cover

23/06/2015

Don’t Weigh Down The Light by Meg Baird (Album)

The tranquil new album from former Espers singer Meg Baird is a crystallisation of her tireless musical journey to date…
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Grounders Drawing Space

17/06/2015

Drawing Space by Grounders (Single)

With ‘Drawing Space’, Canadian four-piece Grounders have created a jangling slice of psych-pop that’d be perfect for long summer days…
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Feast by Fizzy Blood

16/06/2015

Feast by Fizzy Blood (EP)

On their new EP ‘Feast’, Leeds quintet Fizzy Blood let you gorge yourself upon their unique and infectious punk qualities…
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Heartless Bastards Restless Ones

15/06/2015

Restless Ones by Heartless Bastards (Album)

On their fifth album, Heartless Bastards have moved further from their old sound to create their most accomplished record yet…
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Mammoth Penguins-Propped Up

14/06/2015

Propped Up by Mammoth Penguins (Single)

Single ‘Propped Up’ sets the scene perfectly for Mammoth Penguins’ soon to be released debut album ‘Hide And Seek‘ ou’d…
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Daddy Mack - A Bluesman Looks At Seventy

13/06/2015

A Bluesman Looks At Seventy by The Daddy Mack Blues Band (Album)

Staples on the international live circuit, these seasoned Tennessee-based players serve up some authentic southern blues on their latest long-player…
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Elvis Depressedly - New Alhambra

13/06/2015

New Alhambra by Elvis Depressedly (Album)

The latest album by lo-fi act Elvis Depressedly enhances their reputation as one of the finest bedroom indie-pop acts around…
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Jeremy Bass - New York In Spring cover

10/06/2015

New York In Spring by Jeremy Bass (Album)

A companion record to ‘Winter Bare’ which suggests that with the changing of the seasons comes hope, and Bossa nova…
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Merle Haggard Willie Nelson Django & Jimmie

05/06/2015

Django And Jimmie by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (Album)

The latest collaboration between two outlaw country legends takes a nostalgic look at the dusty roads they’ve travelled down together…
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