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Yellow Streak by Simmer

25/03/2015

Yellow Streak by Simmer (EP)

Yellow Streak sees the aptly named quartet Simmer nodding towards emo’s early 90s legends and succeeding as they do so…
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A Whole New Shape by Happyness (Single)

24/03/2015

A Whole New Shape by Happyness (Single)

College rock revivalists Happyness return with their new single ‘A Whole New Shape’ and show that their potential’s still keen…
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Cameron Blake - Alone On The World Stage album cover

22/03/2015

Alone On The World Stage by Cameron Blake (Album)

Cameron Blake’s latest album is an intimate affair which takes an empathetic look at the problems facing the world today…
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The Fine Art Of Hanging On by The Leisure Society (Album)

22/03/2015

The Fine Art Of Hanging On by The Leisure Society (Album)

Inspired by a difficult time in his life, Nick Hemming and The Leisure Society have turned their sadness into beauty…
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Fawn Spots From Safer Place

18/03/2015

From Safer Place by Fawn Spots (Album)

The York trio Fawn Spots hit a fine post-hardcore stride on their impressively frenetic debut long player ‘From Safer Place’…
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The Jar Family In The Clouds

17/03/2015

In The Clouds by The Jar Family (Single)

Hartlepool act The Jar Family may just have brought a new genre to the folk music fray with ‘industrial folk’…
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Ub40 carousel

10/03/2015

Present Arms [Deluxe Edition] by UB40 (Album)

The second album by Britain’s biggest ever reggae band gets the deluxe reissue treatment, 34 years on from its original…
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The Grubby Mitts – What The World Needs Now Is album cover

09/03/2015

What The World Needs Now Is by The Grubby Mitts (Album)

Andy Holden and his allies create an uncategorisable, genre-hopping assortment of sounds and songs that’s part anthology and part debut…
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17th Century Japanese Aviary by Inti Rowland

06/03/2015

17th Century Japanese Aviary by Inti Rowland (Album)

London indie-folk artist Inti Rowland releases his debut LP ‘17th Century Japanese Aviary’, a record of delicate and precise songwriting…
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Taylor Lock single

05/03/2015

Call Me Kuchu by Taylor Locke (Single)

The former Rooney guitarist and vocalist Taylor Locke goes it alone on his west coast rock-fuelled single ‘Call Me Kuchu’…
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Keroscene Cotton Candy Storm O.K

05/03/2015

Cotton Candy/Storm O.K. by Keroscene (Single)

They’re just a year into their career but Keroscene are already writing with the assurance of noise-rock’s most accomplished veterans…
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Hillström & Billy – 'The Holding' cover

01/03/2015

The Holding by Hillström & Billy (Single)

Once a solo effort and now a sprawling musical collective, Hillström & Billy have captured something magical on ‘The Holding’…
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Brian Dunne-Songs From The Hive

26/02/2015

Songs From The Hive by Brian Dunne (Album)

‘Songs From The Hive’s’ catchy songwriting sees youthful New York songwriter Brian Dunne making a bid for the big league…
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Vienna Ditto – Hammer And A Nail cover

24/02/2015

Hammer And A Nail by Vienna Ditto (Single)

A warped and demented joyride, ‘Hammer And A Nail’ proves that Vienna Ditto really are ones to watch this year…
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Stephanie Manns 'Fool Liike Me' cover

22/02/2015

Fool Like Me by Stephanie Manns (Album)

On Fool Like Me, Stephanie Manns has recorded a collection of songs which distils her influences into something universally accessible…
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