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Interview: IZAKMAN

RealBoy

Israeli musician and award-winning animator Izakman (aka Itamar Isaak) released his second UK single ‘Real Boy’ recently, we caught up for a chat: Your music is eclectic, which artists (musical and otherwise) influence your sound? My sound is heavily influenced … Continue reading

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Interview: TIM ARNOLD

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Tim Arnold recently released his latest album ‘When Staying Alive Is The Latest Craze‘  – “An album of times, created in the current pandemic and although it may not have answers to end the virus, it does contain an underlying … Continue reading

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Album review: BLUE OCTOBER – This Is What I Live For

BLUE OCTOBER – This Is What I Live For

Up/Down – Brando Records [Release date 23.10.20] The tenth studio album from Blue October recorded during the current pandemic. All bar two of the album’s thirteen songs were solely written by Justin Furstenfeld. Producer Eric Holtz is another key element … Continue reading

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Album review: TIM ARNOLD – When Staying Alive’s The Latest Craze

TIM ARNOLD – When Staying Alive’s The Latest Craze

Bandcamp [Release date 06.11.20] It cannot be denied that lockdown and the coronavirus has been a huge strain on all of us, especially as much of the world enters a second round of lockdowns. On 23 March 2020, the day … Continue reading

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Album review: DORIS BRENDEL & LEE DUNHAM – Mass Hysteria

DORIS BRENDEL & LEE DUNHAM - Mass Hysteria

Sky Rocket Records [Release date 01.09.20] A new Doris Brendel album is a bit like Christmas coming early.  That moment when your Aunty Doris invites you to dip blindfold into a tub of Quality Street, only to discover she’s mixed … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA

THE BEAUTY OF GEMINA

Swiss band The Beauty Of Gemina have just released their second UK single ‘A Night Like This’ , taken from their forthcoming album ‘Skeleton Dreams’. Frontman Michael Sele tells us more about the band and their music… Can you describe … Continue reading

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Album review: MARILYN MANSON – We Are Chaos

MARILYN MANSON - We Are Chaos

Loma Vista Recordings [Release date 11.09.20] Marilyn Manson certainly doesn’t disappoint with album number eleven “We Are Chaos”, in fact, I would go so far as to say that this is currently my favourite Manson record to date. Produced by … Continue reading

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Album review: PADRAIG JACK – Making Sand

PADRAIG JACK – Making Sand

Website [Release date 25.09.20] Padraig Jack writes and sings in Gaelic and English, being born and raised 10 miles off the west coast of Ireland on the Aran Islands. Padraig has won second prize at the Pan Celtic National Song … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LAST DINOSAUR – Wholeness

The Last Dinosaur - Wholeness

Indie [Release date 23.10.20] Music can move us in so many ways, filtering through our lives in both the subtle and the obvious. It can seem to be that ever-present soundtrack to our days, a faintly heard radio, the background … Continue reading

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EP review: SINKA – F.W.Y.K.

SINKA - Cause Effect

Facebook [Release date 17.04.20] Sinka are a three piece band hailing from Watford, consisting of vocalist/guitarist Shaun Sewell-Sears, bassist Matt Smith and drummer Jack Wright. Since starting out in 2017 they have played headlining shows in London and Camden Rocks … Continue reading

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Single reviews: BAD TOUCH, DEEP PURPLE, VEGA

BAD TOUCH - Strut

BAD TOUCH – Strut Norfolk’s favourite retro rockers are back with this delicious little slab of bluesy classic rock. Perfectly titled, the track rolls along, boasting some really great little classic 70’s and 80’s touches and is the most mature … Continue reading

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Album review: THE MOOD GROOVE – Some Left, Some Stayed

THE MOOD GROOVE – Some Left, Some Stayed

Indie [Release date 29.02.20] The Mood Groove, formed by JK Northrup and Ed Balldinger, released their debut album back in 2018 as an outlet to create and record music that stretched their collective imaginations and to invite listeners to something … Continue reading

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Single reviews: SHADES OF GRAY, KOBURG, THUNDERSTICK

KOBURG - Position Of Power

SHADES OF GRAY – I Get Up In a dark world, there are few things that unite us and raise our spirits more than music.  Not many people understand this as fully as Myke Gray and the guitar guru/songwriter/producer offers … Continue reading

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Album review: HUMANIST – Humanist

HUMANIST - Humanist

Ignition Records [Release date 21.02.20] Humanist is an ambitious project orchestrated by guitarist and producer Rob Marshall, who has worked with the likes of Mark Lanegan (who guests on four songs on the album). He has assembled a starry cast … Continue reading

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EP review: THE SELF-TITLED – Beers & Bulls

THE SELF-TITLED - Beers & Bulls

http://www.theselftitled.com Four piece the Self-Titled have been around a few years, releasing their debut album ‘Defaced’ in 2012 and now they have a new four song EP ‘Beers & Bulls’ out. The band consist of vocalist Tom Procter, drummer Paul … Continue reading

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Quick plays: WILDWOOD KIN, PAMELA SUE MANN, CATTLE & CANE, CHRISTOPHER HOLLAND

WILDWOOD KIN Wildwood Kin

WILDWOOD KIN Wildwood Kin Silvertone/Sony  [Release date 04.10.19] Alt-folkies Wildwood Kin – sisters Beth and Emillie Key, and cousin Meghann Loney follow up their 2017 debut (Turning Tides) with an altogether more ‘grown up’ sounding sophomore self-titled release. Majoring on … Continue reading

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Album review: OTHERWISE – Defy

OTHERWISE - Defy

Mascot Records [Release date 08.11.19] New signing to the Mascot label, although this is the fourth album from Otherwise. Otherwise are brothers’ vocalist Adrian and guitarist Ryan Patrick, bassist Tony “The Beast” Carboney and drummer Brian Medeiro. Opening with a … Continue reading

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Album review: JAZ COLEMAN & The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra – Magna Invocation

JAZ COLEMAN & The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Magna Invocation

A Gnostic Mass For Choir And Orchestra Inspired by the Music of Killing Joke Spinefarm Records [Release date 29.11.19] Finding fame as a founder member of post punk band Killing Joke, Coleman became (in)famous as singer and frontman, a rasp, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THIRD EYE BLIND, MICK DEVINE, KEYWEST

THIRD EYE BLIND - Screamer

THIRD EYE BLIND Screamer [Release date 18.10.19] Album number six from Third Eye Blind and this reviewer enjoyed their last album, 2015’s ‘Dopamine’. Stephan Jenkins is back (in previous interviews he stated Third Eye Blind wouldn’t reach six albums) and … Continue reading

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Album review: DAVID HASSELHOFF – Open Your Eyes

DAVID HASSELHOFF – Open Your Eyes

Cleopatra Records [Release date 29.09.19] David Hasselhoff, or the Hoff to his many fans, is no stranger to the recording studio having released his first album way back in 1985.  He has always been big in Germany, indeed this album … Continue reading

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