Blaenavon – Koso EP

The Mic/ October 9, 2013

Do you miss WU LYF? Can’t seem to get enough of Foals? Well, here I present to you the love child of your favourite bands: Blaenavon. Following a promising debut single ‘Into the Night’ earlier this year, the trio, Ben Gregory, Frank Wright, and Harris McMillan, just dropped their new four-track EP ‘Koso’ (named after their manager) last week. Cleverly

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James Blunt – Bonfire Heart EP Review

The Mic/ October 9, 2013

It’s been a long three-year wait for fans of James Blunt as they’ve eagerly awaited the release of his next album – but after such a long break, would the new material be up to scratch? If Blunt’s teaser EP release – Bonfire Heart – is anything to go by, then ‘Moon Landing’ looks to be his best album yet.

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Cage the Elephant’s “Fear of Music” – Melophobia

Gabriella Ahmed/ October 9, 2013

Kentucky rock band Cage the Elephant, writing their third album was definitely a challenge. Released on the 8th of October, Melophobia mixes mellow sounds, along with some 60’s vibes, with a new set of electric rock songs. The first single Come a Little Closer frankly hits the album of to a kicking start. The rolling bassline subtly complimented by Matt

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Latest release from Dream Theater

The Mic/ October 8, 2013

I’m going to say this now- if you’ve never been a fan of Dream Theater then this latest offering, a self-titled album, (affectionately referred to as DT12 by fans) probably won’t convert you. However, if you are a fan, chances are that you will appreciate this album. The album opens with False Awakening Suite, a sweeping instrumental that sets the

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Arctic Monkeys – AM

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

On 9th September 2013, the long awaited fifth studio album by Arctic Monkeys was finally released.  The album had already been leaked, adding to the anticipation as reviews appeared describing just how good it was and ‘AM’ did not disappoint. The album shows just how far four boys from Sheffield have come since releasing ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s

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Haim – Days are Gone

Katie Harrison/ October 7, 2013

There’s always that problem when you’re waiting for a band as painfully cool as Haim to release their debut record – is it going to be a case of style over substance? Since the release of second single Don’t Save Me at the back end of last year, the LA sisters are always on the radio and seemed to play

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Dizzee Rascal – The Fifth: Track by Track Review

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

Rap’s cheeky schoolboy’s new album has just dropped, Dylan Mills a.k.a Dizzee Rascal has really come full-circle with this one! Superman – Dizzee comes in, firing on all cylinders with the emphatic Superman, with witty rhymes and a Fatboy Slim style, robotic chorus. Those classic Rascal rhymes on display straight off, “I think we should start in Jamaica. Or maybe

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Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

This September has seen the return of Drake with his third studio album “Nothing was the same”, an album which has risen through the charts in typical Drake fashion; the highlight of this new chapter being “Hold on we’re going home” which currently sits at number five on the iTunes top 100 chart. The song exhibits a switch of genre

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I Woke Up Late to Bad Blood

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

Having lived under a rock of musical ignorance for years, emerging tentatively into the light like a hung over Fresher emerges from their room in the early afternoon only last year, I must say that I am quite impressed by Bastille’s debut studio album Bad Blood. As a whole the album managed to maintain my interest throughout, avoiding the musical

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The Internet – Feel Good

The Mic/ October 6, 2013

  The Internet’s new album, “Feel Good” is pretty self-explanatory. It is a one hour record that puts the listener into an awesome state of Zen. It’s not an aggressive sound, just something that manages to sneak into your mind and offer your muscles a break as it massages the stress away. The lyrics are almost whispered, they’re not offensive

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