Coasts – Paradise EP + Stay

The Mic/ October 27, 2013

Think sand and sea, sunburns and tan lines, bonfire and non-stop beach party. I will begin this with an apology. I have just discovered Coasts a few weeks ago. So, to all hipster fans out there, please do not find this delayed review of the ‘Paradise’ EP offensive. And as for the tropical bliss reference heading above, I know summer

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Jake Bugg- Slumville Sunrise

The Mic/ October 27, 2013

Since the release of his debut album last October, Nottingham’s Jake Bugg has been at the forefront of public attention and fans have been counting down the days to the release of his new single ‘Slumville Sunrise.’ Unfortunately I’m not going to be jumping on the bandwagon with this one. Yes, it’s Jake Bugg, it could never really be anyone

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Pusha T – My Name is My Name

The Mic/ October 22, 2013

With over a decade of cocaine based rap songs with Clipse under his own Re-Up Records, one would initially think that Pusha T’s debut solo studio album My Name is My Name would be a regurgitation of his past records. However, a lot has changed since Pusha T decided to split from his brother and pursue a solo career. He

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Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

The Mic/ October 18, 2013

  One thing it’s safe to say about P!ATD is that they will never churn out an album that sounds remotely similar to their last. In many ways, it’s inconsistent, but in many others the fact that Panic! have changed styles more times than you’ve had hot dinners makes for a roller-coaster listen for their dedicated fan base. The addition of Dallon

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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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