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Album review: SPARKS – Hippopotamus

Sparks - Hippopotamus

BMG [Release date 08.09.17] ‘Hippopotamus’ is a triumph of pop’s true potential over the usual clichéd familiar fare. It’s a cross genre album bursting with creativity, humour and stylistic diversity. The lyrical word plays, eclectic themes and nuanced melodies are … Continue reading

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Gig review: SPARKS – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 28 September 2017

SPARKS – Shepherd

Sparks breezed into an extra second night at a packed London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire to deliver a thematically driven show – right down to the band’s sailor tops – to promote the new ‘Hippopotamus’ chart album. The Mael brothers have … Continue reading

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Album review: THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – Amber Galactic

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA - Amber Galactic

Nuclear Blast [Release date 19.05.17] There are a good number of bands paying homage to the classic 70′s and 80′s hard rock/AOR/pop sound, with Brother Firetribe (another band who’s members are drawn from heavier sounding bands) and Cats In Space being … Continue reading

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Album review: GREGG KOFI BROWN – Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s

GREG KOFI BROWN – Rock

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 05.02.16] Gregg Kofi Brown’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s is an archtypal summer album, with a broad based appeal stretching from the beach to the dance floor. The career anthology by the Osibisa vocalist is full … Continue reading

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Album review: OSIBISA – Singles A’s B’s &12 Inches

OSIBISA – Singles A

Repertoire [Release date 18.09.15] It’s hard to know just who this album is aimed at, as long term fans will have the album highlights (particularly the early career material), but will have little interest in a series of outtakes, coffee … Continue reading

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Album review: ELECTRIC SIX – The Human Zoo

Electric Six - The Human Zoo

Metropolis Records [Released 14.10.14] Electric Six have been going for some time now, first coming to many people’s attention with ‘Danger, High Voltage’ and ‘Gay Bar’, plus more recently a video with mainman Dick Valentine dressed as Freddie Mercury covering … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHELLE RENEE – Michelle Renee

Michelle Renee

Yelloweed [Released 14.07.14] Ideally you need a great voice and equally good material to make the transition from being a backing singer to establishing a solo career. Michelle Renee undoubtedly has a sultry voice, but her choice of material from syrupy … Continue reading

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