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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The Fratellis – Rock ‘n Roll Will Break Your Heart

Jack Greenard/ October 9, 2013

With the release of their third album, ‘We Need Medicine’,  after a long hiatus The Fratellis have released a more mature album with their trademark style which can be shown in the song ‘Rock ‘n Roll Will Break Your Heart’. This song was some of the first new material played by the band since 2008’s ‘Here We Stand’ in their

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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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