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Loyle Carner-The Isle of Arran

Rating: With his debut album, Yesterdays Gone, set to be released on 20th January, Loyle Carner is on the brink of stardom.  The first release, ‘The Isle of Arran’, gives us an insight into the raw emotion he shares on the album. Rightfully the song was titled Annie Mac’s hottest record in the world. The South …Read More

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The Last Shadow Puppets-The Dream Synopsis EP

Rating: After Everything You’ve Come to Expect was released in April, adding another number one album to the ever growing collection of Alex Turner and Miles Kane, the boys embarked on a global tour. Turner grew notorious for unpredictable onstage antics, and Kane confirmed himself to be on par with his bandmate as one of …Read More

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Childish Gambino-Redbone

Rating: On his first full length album in 2011, Donald Glover claims ‘Gambino is a mastermind’ – at the time that seemed like an overstatement. Camp was good, in fact it was one of the first hip-hop records I listened to front to back, and really liked at that. His lyrics were funny, they were …Read More

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Childish Gambino- Me and Your Mama

Rating: Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has had an incredible second-half of 2016. In June, he was cast in the new Spider-Man film that releases in 2017. September saw not only the premiere of his critically-acclaimed series Atlanta on FX, but also a unique audio-visual concert entitled PHAROS in the deserts of California. …Read More

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The XX- On Hold

Rating: The xx have long been a favourite band of mine, but with their two previous albums, xx and co-exist having been released in 2009 and 2012, they’ve remained fairly quiet since, with Jamie xx having made a huge name for himself in the last two years. But now, they are back and whilst us …Read More

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Stone Roses – Beautiful Thing (Single Review)

There’s an old saying I always turn to in times such as these. In the immortal words of former President George W Bush: “Fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me……..you can’t get fooled again.”  One can only imagine what deeply upsetting circumstance to which the Georgie must have had in mind …Read More

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Stone Roses – All for One (Single Review)

It’s been about twenty years since the Stone Roses released any new material, the Second Coming, and even that was after a five year gap.  And whilst their last album was met with a rather mixed response, it is with bright eyes and bushy tails that we look this new single (in preview of an …Read More

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The 1975 – Somebody Else

Rating: From the very beginning, this sounds like a 1975 song. The loop of electronic synth air behind Matty’s careful and meaningful words are unmistakable. Then there’s a small interval before the chorus kicks in, and it’s a whole new sound. The playful bass is electric and emulates subtle funk – the band are known …Read More

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Jack Garratt – Fire / Surprise Yourself

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt is releasing his debut album Phase tomorrow – and man are we excited. Over the last two years, Garratt’s been teasing us with EPs and singles, building an incredible momentum in his career. The album k both new and old songs, with ‘Worry’ from the Remnants EP and album singles ‘Breathe …Read More

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Catfish and the Bottlemen – Soundcheck

Rating: Anyone who’s wanted intricate, delicately structured rock songs has not looked for them from Catfish and the Bottlemen. However, for those of us who are satisfied with unapologetically brash, melodic pop-rock anthems, Catfish always hit the spot – and ‘Soundcheck’ is no exception.Van McCann works out his feelings in his classically sweet, cheeky lyrics: …Read More

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