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Rae Morris Album Unguarded

28/01/2015

Unguarded by Rae Morris (Album)

Rae Morris’ debut album ‘Unguarded’ sees the Blackpool songwriter develop from an unknown gem to a writer of mainstream ambition…
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Death Cab For Cutie Black Sun

28/01/2015

Black Sun by Death Cab For Cutie (Single)

‘Black Sun’ sees Death Cab For Cutie thankfully remaining true to the high standard that fans have come to expect…
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Andrew Combs – All These Dreams cover

27/01/2015

All These Dreams by Andrew Combs (Album)

The second album from Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs proves that there is still plenty of worthwhile country music out there…
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Pixies Doolittle

18/01/2015

Doolittle 25 by Pixies (Album)

One of American alt-rock’s most classic albums gets the deluxe reissue treatment, a full quarter-century on from its original release…
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Vincent Colbert – Stranger In My House EP cover

17/01/2015

Stranger In My House by Vincent Colbert (EP)

Songwriter Vincent Colbert has written a debut EP which perfectly captures the loneliness associated with moving somewhere new and unknown.…
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The Elusive Yes by Ryan Hobler

10/01/2015

The Elusive Yes by Ryan Hobler (Album)

Already released as singles, this collection of beautifully written songs becomes even more effective when put together as an album…
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You've Never Been So Alone EP by Swing Hero

03/01/2015

You’ve Never Been So Alone by Swing Hero (EP)

Los Angeles based rock band Swing Hero have released a gloriously unapologetic heartbreak EP huge enough to fill any stadium…
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Seven Tides by Apple Of My Eye

02/01/2015

Seven Tides by Apple Of My Eye (Album)

With their latest release, Apple Of My Eye have created a world of sea-faring and adventure filled with beautiful harmonies…
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The Jam Setting Sons Deluxe

31/12/2014

Setting Sons by The Jam [Deluxe/Super Deluxe Editions]

Album number four from Weller & Co gets the deluxe reissue treatment, with a choice of two- and three-disc editions…
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Heartattack by Thea & The Wild

31/12/2014

Heartattack by Thea & The Wild (Single)

‘Heartattack’ is the debut UK release by the Norwegian songwriter Thea & The Wild, and is replete with moody melodies…
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Stuck by Velour Modular

31/12/2014

Struck by Velour Modular (Single)

Velour Modular’s new single ‘Struck’ brings a darker, smoother modern dance music sound to her trademark European-influenced leftfield pop elour…
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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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