Music News (Reviews)
Carla Bruni
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:40:00 Z
On a chilly Saturday on the run-up to Christmas the Union Chapel is a wondrous place to be. Christmas tree in place stage right
Strawbs - The Ferryman's Curse
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:13:00 Z
First album by Strawbs for 7 years and it sounds as though the time has been well spent – this is fabulous.
Philip Rambow - Love is the Answer EP
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:47:00 Z
Rambow has quite a history and it all seems to pull together into this release – a very fine EP that features two new songs and 2 from his legacy.
WeatheredMan - C-30 Vol. 1
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:19:00 Z
Inspired by the great pairings in rock and jazz history, C-30 Duets Vol. 1 presents five smooth cosmopolitan duets. Like a cook well versed in many cuisines, Bradshaw takes the spices of the genre of his partners and peppers them in creating a diverse yet also cohesive mix.
Galapaghost - Pulse
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:37:00 Z
On the latest album from Galapaghost, golden-voiced songsmith Casey Chandler investigates his feelings of disillusionment in a dreamy haze of indie rock splendour.
Zeistencroix - Gemini
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:21:00 Z
Gemini, the latest EP from Venezuelan-born, Los Angeles based industrial crossover artist Orlando Draven takes us on a tour of sorts of the history of industrial music over the past 30 years.
Arthur Fowler - Here I Am Again
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:35:00 Z
Beyond the lacklustre opening track, the rest of the five-track EP weaves a well-balanced mix of blues, jazz, psychedelia and smooth vocals.
Reflexson - It's Broken EP
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:08:00 Z
The new five-song EP from Houston Texas producer Reflexson is a chilled out mini cyber-symphony that takes the listener through a day in the life. Rarely pandering with the typical electronic tropes, the tracks have an innate musicality and natural flow, in spite of the frequent incursion of the overtly digital.
Austin Gold - Dublin Castle
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:08:00 Z
I have been trying to see Austin Gold since I reviewed their debut album ‘Before Dark Clouds’ a few months back...And the band knocked us all out with a short set of superb rock.
Robert Plant and The Sensational Shapeshifters - Royal Albert Hall
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:03:00 Z
The Royal Albert Hall seems to be looking better than ever these days. Before Seth Lakeman took to the stage you could
Gary Numan - Paradise Rock Club
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 18:38:00 Z
Gary Numan still has his "edge" live!
Fela Kuti - Vinyl Box set #4 curated by Eryka Badu
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:18:00 Z
As I progressed through the albums I found myself completely lost in the complex and repetive rhythmic signatures but also captured by his passion and the sheer musicality of it all.
Walker Hayes - Boom
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:48:00 Z
Today marks the release of Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country, an album with a title that reflects the changing tide and trends of the US country scene. With bro country now pretty much over and the resurrection of both Outlaw and Trad scenes, the Country world is swarming with its most diverse talent to date. While many who are not familiar with the new wave of Country would not categorise the likes of Maren Morris, Sam Hunt and Kane Brown in that box upon just hearing a song or two, perhaps the most radically repackaged sound of recent years has arrived in the shape of Walker Hayes' boom.
Jane Lee Hooker - Spiritus
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:58:00 Z
Another cracker from Jane Lee Hooker and another album I can’t prise off my decks.
The Eskies - And Don't Spare The Horses
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:00:00 Z
The Eskies, return with their raucously eclectic second album, And Don't Spare The Horses.
Randy Crawford - Naked And True
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:37:00 Z
Randy Crawford is perhaps still best known for her epic hit One Day I'll Fly Away, which scored a #2 chart position back in 1980, but there are more intriguing facts about the US singing sensation that are worth noting. For example, back in 1982 having enjoyed a long string of hit singles in the upper echelons of the charts, Crawford somehow managed to walk away with the Best British Female accolade at the Brits Awards. However, the strange twists and turns of a recording career that was launched by the double A-side Knock On Wood / If You Say The Word in 1972 are not the primary focus today, but rather the repackaged bumper release of 1995's Naked And True.
The High Kings - Decade
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:40:00 Z
The High Kings are one of the most successful Irish folk outfits over the last 10 years and this collection of their best songs over that period shows exactly why.
The Downes Braide Association - Skyscraper Souls
Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:55:00 Z
The album features collaborations with Andy Partridge of XTC, Marc Almond, Kate Bowness of B52s among others and each song has a monumental scale and scope that is enormously satisfying.
Boyfromthecrowd - The Cavendish Arms
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:02:00 Z
For the launch of their new single ‘Hitch That Ride’, hard rock trio Boyfromthecrowd took to London’s The Cavendish Arms, where the music video for the new single was shot, for a special night of rock’n’roll.
Penguin Café Orchestra - Union Café
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:58:00 Z
P-p-p-pick up Penguin Café Orchestra’s reissued 1993 album.