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Chris Gantry 'At The House Of Cash' album cover

16/11/2017

‘At The House Of Cash’ by Chris Gantry (Album)

Recorded back in 1973, this album still sounds fresher than any other country release you’re likely to hear this year…
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Bootsy Collins 'World Wide Funk' album

27/10/2017

‘World Wide Funk’ by Bootsy Collins (Album)

A true icon of his genre is back with his star-shaped bass, a heap of famous guests and ‘the funk’…
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Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969 - 1973

20/10/2017

‘Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-73’ (Album)

The first in an exciting series of compilations exploring Japanese music is an enthralling collection of folk and rock songs…
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Gold Class 'Drum' album artwork

18/10/2017

‘Drum’ by Gold Class (Album)

Australian punk four-piece bring the world their record of defiance, written from a vulnerable place, lost in a dark world…
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Girl Ray 'Earl Grey' album artwork

13/10/2017

‘Earl Grey’ by Girl Ray (Album)

The road to adulthood is fraught with dramas and despair. Girl Ray document everything in a unique and refreshing way…
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Esther Joy 'Psychic Tears' EP artwork

11/10/2017

‘Psychic Tears’ by Esther Joy (EP)

This London-based songwriter and producer doesn’t stay in one place for too long and her latest EP tells us why…
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Siv Jakobsen 'The Nordic Mellow' album artwork

07/10/2017

‘The Nordic Mellow’ by Siv Jakobsen (Album)

It’s clear this Norwegian singer knows the pain and anguish of loss; it lives in her music and poetic lyrics…
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Charmpit 'Jelly' EP artwork

03/10/2017

‘Jelly’ by Charmpit (EP)

This impressive Californian pop-punk band has crossed the Atlantic to deliver bright harmonies and sparkle to the UK and Europe…
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Fairport Convention 'Come All Ye – The First 10 Years' album cover

01/10/2017

‘Come All Ye – The First 10 Years’ by Fairport Convention (Album)

This extensive collection features classics and dozens of unreleased tracks from the early days of the British folk rock pioneers…
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The Stevens 'Good' album artwork

29/09/2017

‘Good’ by The Stevens (Album)

This lo-fi four-piece put a lot into their short songs, but could be more selective putting together the track list…
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Dean Friedman '12 Songs' album cover

19/09/2017

’12 Songs’ by Dean Friedman (Album)

More than 40 years since the release of his debut album, this American singer-songwriter is still serving up the goods…
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Ariel Pink 'Dedicated To Bobby Jameson' album cover

18/09/2017

‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’ by Ariel Pink (Album)

Inspired by the life and times of a fellow Los Angeles musician, the master of B movie pop is back…
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McGoozer 'Songs From The Mirror' album cover

13/09/2017

‘Songs From The Mirror’ by McGoozer (Album)

Scottish singer Paul McGee is making up for lost time with the release of his debut offering of well-crafted pop…
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Leave Home 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

09/08/2017

‘Leave Home 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ by Ramones (Album)

This three-CD/one-LP Deluxe Edition features a 40th anniversary mix, a remastered version of the original mix, rarities, and unreleased recordings…
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Haim 'Something To Tell You' album artworka

03/08/2017

‘Something To Tell You’ by Haim (Album)

The sisters from The Valley return with their second album and it’s full of lovingly crafted pop-rock and R&B masterpieces…
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Elizabeth Preston EP sleeve

01/08/2017

‘Elizabeth Preston’ by Elizabeth Preston (EP)

On this loopy cellist’s debut, each song starts with a grain of an idea before turning into something more textured…
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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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