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Felix Hagan & The Family 'Attention Seeker' album cover

19/01/2018

‘Attention Seeker’ by Felix Hagan & The Family (Album)

These theatrical glam rockers have already won the hearts and minds of fans, even picking up some famous admirers, too…
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Jim Ghedi 'A Hymn For Ancient Land' album cover

17/01/2018

‘A Hymn For Ancient Land’ by Jim Ghedi (Album)

As much of a sociogeographical journey as an album, these skilful compositions reveal the landscapes that inspired their birth Artists…
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Circumnavigate 'When Worlds Collide' album cover

12/01/2018

‘When Worlds Collide’ by Circumnavigate (Album)

Blow away winter’s cobwebs with this promising versatile four-piece, who’s debut album will without a doubt surprise you beyond belief…
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Brona McVittie 'We Are The Wildlife' album cover art

08/01/2018

‘We Are The Wildlife’ by Brona McVittie (Album)

With her own compositions and reworked traditional arrangements, this Irish harpist has conjured up a debut album of serious quality…
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Jeremy Bass 'The Greatest Fire' album cover

03/01/2018

‘The Greatest Fire’ by Jeremy Bass (Album)

Though occasionally slipping into the prosaic, this songwriter and classically trained guitarist finds his own voice by the album’s end…
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Barenaked Ladies 'Fake Nudes' album cover

18/12/2017

‘Fake Nudes’ by Barenaked Ladies (Album)

One of Canada’s most famous exports return with album number 15, a reminder that they have never really left us…
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Jaya The Cat 'A Good Day For The Damned' album

13/12/2017

‘A Good Day For The Damned’ by Jaya The Cat (Album)

One of the hardest working bands in music return with another fine album packed with songs full of raw emotion…
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The Jam '1977' cover preview

04/12/2017

‘1977’ by The Jam (Box Set)

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Jam’s debut album and its follow-up, USM-Polydor release a five-disc special edition set…
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HAWK 'Can't Explain/Below' single

29/11/2017

‘Can’t Explain/Below’ by HAWK (Single)

Two songs that call-out the lack of progress of women’s rights in today’s world, labeling it embarrassing, which it is…
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 'Who Built The Moon' album cover

24/11/2017

‘Who Built The Moon?’ By Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Album)

The former Oasis man returns with a stunning new album that finds him in surprisingly euphoric form. Consider us impressed…
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Turnpike Troubadours 'A Long Way From Your Heart' album cover

20/11/2017

‘A Long Way From Your Heart’ by Turnpike Troubadours (Album)

The fourth album from these rootsy Oklahoma rockers is an enticing marriage of classic character-driven storytelling and dramatically powerful musicianship…
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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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