‘I’m sorry, who again? #3 – Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

Jack Greenard/ October 16, 2013

  This blog is about bands/artists that, even though being around for some time, have still yet to achieve the recognition that they deserve beyond their loyal fanbases. With this blog I will bring you an artist or band each week that has yet to make that massive impact on mainstream music, giving short histories and mini reviews of their

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Blue @ Rock City 13/10/2013

The Mic/ October 16, 2013

No one can deny their favourite tweenhood guilty pleasure boy band. And as you’ve probably guessed, yes, mine was Blue. I had the posters, mugs, t-shirts, just about everything a fan girl could want with a picture on. Everything except going to see them live, so I took full advantage of the chance to see them in their first show

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CHVRCHES @ Leadmill, Sheffield 12/10/13

Katie Harrison/ October 16, 2013

The trio from Glasgow brought their Scottish synth pop sound down to Yorkshire, more precisely to Sheffield’s Leadmill for the second night of touring their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe, which was released on 23rd September. The Leadmill, which somehow reminds me of a smaller Rock City, was already almost crammed full by the time support act

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The Jukebox #2: Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers

Kamiah Overaa/ October 15, 2013

  I suppose you could argue that this song was the Blurred Lines of its day, being banned from a number of radio stations due to it’s ‘suggestive lyrics’, Wake Up Little Susie by The Everly Brothers still managed to get the duo their first US number one back in 1957. Still, it’s not quite got the lyrical content of

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Fall Out Boy – PAX AM Days EP

Kamiah Overaa/ October 15, 2013

  Hand in hand with the announcement of their first arena tour of the UK in six years, Fall Out Boy released and streamed the result of a two-day studio session with producer Ryan Adams. It’s  a little over thirteen minutes long and is a lightening quick ride of punk and hardcore tracks that nod to the 80s and are

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John Newman – ‘Cheating’ (remix EP) review

The Mic/ October 14, 2013

It seems 23 year old soul sensation John Newman hasn’t vacated the charts over the past year, guiding Rudimental to stupendous success with Feel the Love, and later entering solo with his debut, international smash Love me Again, Newman is the definition of a breath of fresh-air. Second-single from debut-album Tribute, Cheating, brings a new flavour that has more passion

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Glasser – ‘Interior’ album review

The Mic/ October 14, 2013

If experimental, architectonic, electro pop didn’t already exist as a convoluted sub-genre then it has just arrived. Architectonic songs are few and far between: Simon and Garfunkel’s goodbye note So Long Frank Lloyd Wright, or Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect by The Decemberists and, err… Our House? Research throws up dozens more, amongst them Pavement’s The Hexx which

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The Fratellis – We Need Medicine

The Mic/ October 11, 2013

It’s been over seven years since a rock ‘n’ roll band from Glasgow burst so brilliantly onto the music scene with a combination of dirty guitars, infectious melodies and energetic live shows. The Fratellis were one the reasons why, for a brief period in the mid-noughties, Britain fell in love with ‘indie’ guitar bands. However, as was the case with

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Sam Smith – Nirvana EP

The Mic/ October 11, 2013

With a collection of songs that have the musical consistency of a huge mug of hot chocolate, Sam Smith’s Nirvana really is the perfect soundtrack to an evening with a few close friends and a couple of drinks. You find yourself finding out that you know the words of the songs before you realise what you’re singing. With the combination

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Chase & Status – Brand New Machine

The Mic/ October 11, 2013

Chase & Status certainly have a lot to answer for. Ever since they burst on to the scene with their first album More Than A lot they have helped to transform the drum & bass music scene and their new album Brand New Machine does not fail to impress. Brand New Machine has a much darker feel than their previous

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