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EP Review: Always and Never// Jimi Wade

January 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jimi Wade is a singer- songwriter hailing from Kendal in Cumbria. Describing himself simply as doing nothing more than playing acoustic guitar, writing songs, and shouting his way through them, he takes his influences from artists as varied as Tom Waits, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Liam Frost. [Read More]

Album Review: Crush Songs // Karen O

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

“Don’t tell me it isn’t the same, cause even the sound of his name carries me over the reach”, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman Karen O softly croons. By opening Crush Songs with this line,  in the most personal and vulnerable way, it’s almost like you’re privy as a listener to [Read More]

A Blast From The Past: VS // Pearl Jam

January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

A touch of thrash. A pinch of genius lyrics. A sprinkle of arrogantly long song titles. A whole lotta’ grunge. Mix them all together and you’ll get VS. After the phenomenal success that the debut album, Ten, bestowed upon Pearl Jam, the band had great expectations to live up to. And boy did [Read More]

EP Review: Give Me Something // Seafret

January 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Seafret are an acoustic indie duo originating in a small town in the east of England called Bridlington. They first were brought to my attention after I discovered their magnificent cover of Hozier’s ‘Angel Of Small Death And Codeine Scene’ that blew me away on first listen. Consequently I [Read More]

A Blast From The Past: Definitely Maybe // Oasis

January 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Back in the summer of 1994, the world was still coming to terms with Kurt Cobain’s suicide and Britpop was still in its infancy. The genre had begun to make an impact the previous year with Suede’s eponymous glitter-tinged debut album, the Englishness of Blur’s Modern Life Is Rubbish, and [Read More]

A Blast From The Past: Hypnotised // The Undertones

January 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Do you think a punk album needs to scream ‘politically motivated’ in order to catapult itself into significance? Think again. The simplicity of the Undertones’ gritty and vibrant second record Hypnotised is what makes it truly great: in fact, the entire album’s subject matter can summarised [Read More]