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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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88 Fingers Louie 'Thank You For Being A Friend' album artwork

10/07/2017

‘Thank You For Being a Friend’ by 88 Fingers Louie (Album)

19 years is a long time between albums; some fans weren’t even alive. But now 88 Fingers Louie are back…
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Fleet Foxes 'Crack-Up' album artwork

06/07/2017

‘Crack-Up’ by Fleet Foxes (Album)

Robin Pecknold and the gang finally return with an ambitious new album of meandering alt-folk that’s well worth the wait…
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Sammy Brue 'I Am Nice' album artwork

04/07/2017

‘I Am Nice’ by Sammy Brue (Album)

This singer-songwriter is making the country and Americana scene his own. But can the talented 16-year-old take the world, too?…
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Animal House 'Hot Bodies' EP artwork

30/06/2017

‘Hot Bodies’ by Animal House (EP)

Animal House have swapped their native Australia for the UK and their vibrant, colourful guitar-pop music will make you dance…
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Lady Antebellum 'Heartbreak' album cover

26/06/2017

‘Heartbreak’ by Lady Antebellum (Album)

With solo itches now fully scratched, the country-pop giants have regrouped and return with a strong and personal new record…
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Oscar Dowling 'Free And Easy' album cover

23/06/2017

‘Free And Easy’ by Oscar Dowling (Album)

Auckland-based Oscar Dowling, formerly of the noted indie-pop group New Gum Sarn, bares all on his melancholic debut solo album…
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Whetherman 'This Land' album cover

18/06/2017

‘This Land’ by Whetherman (Album)

It’s well worth listening to troubadour Nicholas Williams as he ponders the state of America on this nomadic folk record…
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Placebo 'Life’s What You Make It' single cover

15/06/2017

‘Life’s What You Make It’ by Placebo (Single)

The androgynous rock legends return with a surprising and thought-provoking new single, video and tour. But what should we expect?…
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Love Ssega 'Hot Electrolytes' single cover

14/06/2017

‘Hot Electrolytes’ by Love Ssega (Single)

The British-Ugandan’s latest track is a burst of fast-paced pop which promises to raise eyebrows and get your foot tapping…
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Circe's Diner 'Who Dare's' single cover

09/06/2017

‘Who Dare’s’ by Circe’s Diner (Single)

With their unique timing and exquisite harmonies, this Bristol-based duo have used their voices to create an enchanting alt-folk moment…
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