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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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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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