Lorde Single Review – Team

Sobia Khan/ February 26, 2014

Straight off of New Zealand’s newest pop sensation’s debut studio album, Pure Heroine,  Team has hit the top ten on iTunes, following on from her number one single, Royals. It was released on September 13th, 2014 and gained vast interest due to the artist’s credibility and versatility which began to flourish from the very first single released off her album.

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Katy B – Little Red

The Mic/ February 23, 2014

24 year old dubstep songstress Katy B once described her hatred for standing out, and her desire to be part of the crowd and this longing is well and truly reflected in her follow-up to Katy on a Mission, Little Red. Simply play a couple of songs from the album and straight away you feel as though you are being

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The Jezabels – The Brink

Katie Harrison/ February 23, 2014

Uncomplicated, unaggressive and unexpected The Brink by The Jezabels offers a moment of calm in the storm of recent new releases. The Australian indie Quartet have managed to yet again weave together a number of non-dominating sounds to form a track that offers the perfect soundtrack to an afternoon with good friends and good music. Incredibly popular in their native

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Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’ Single Review

The Mic/ February 20, 2014

  Once again, Bombay Bicycle Club’s frontman Jack Steadman challenges the stereotype of an indie band by fusing the melodic tune of guitar with a solid dance beat. The quick, fiddly rhythm of Bombay’s recent single Luna will leave you feeling pumped up and ready to go out. This track fits perfectly into the indie-dance approach of the London-native band’s

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Speedy Ortiz – Real Hair EP

The Mic/ February 20, 2014

Speedy Ortiz are about to get huge. The four-piece from Massachusetts released their debut album last year (Major Arcana) to critical acclaim and now follow it up with this EP. Produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (who has worked with Pixies, Hole, Dinosaur Jr., and Morphine), Speedy Ortiz stay true to their 90s heroes and have produced a record to show

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Bombay Bicycle Club – So long, See you Tomorrow LP

Gabriella Ahmed/ February 19, 2014

Strikingly full of depth, the fourth album by the London based indie-rock quartet has definitely lived up to their standards in chilled out symphonic vibes. Having worked on this for 18 months, the band seem to have completely transformed themselves, whilst having part of “them” spread though it evenly. With samples from a variety of genres inspired by frontman Jack

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Augustines – Augustines. Album Review.

Katie Harrison/ February 16, 2014

Augustines’ (formerly We Are Augustines) eponymous sophomore record has one fundamental strength and fundamental flaw. The writing on the album and the quality of the tracks is essentially very commendable and is its strength, yet the quality of the writing suffers the burden of over-production. The craftsmanship on Augustines suffers under layers and layers of different sounds, superfluous guitars, piano,

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Los Campesinos! – ‘No Blues’ album review

Cherry Flett/ December 7, 2013

Los Campesinos! have come a long way from the twee innocence and youthful enthusiasm of their 2008 debut ‘Hold On Now, Youngster…’ Each album since has become increasingly dark, culminating in 2011’s ‘Hello Sadness’. This was marked by a stripped-back sound of bleak guitars and even bleaker violins, alongside particularly tender lyrics, based on frontman Gareth Paisey’s break-up with Slow

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Lorde- Pure Heroine

The Mic/ November 29, 2013

In a number of other reviews for Lorde’s Pure Heroine, quite a number of words are dedicated to the context of her age. Although it might be the opinion of other writers that it’s a remarkable record for a sixteen year old to co-write and release, generally, it is a remarkable record irrespective of her youth. Lorde might have released

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Linkin Park – ‘Recharged’ Album Review

The Mic/ November 12, 2013

Linkin Park is renowned for being the last of the ‘true’ nu-metal bands, having evolved so as not to get outdated. The American rockers have progressed and expanded their sound, with the progression in Recharged marking a new step into the realm of dance and dubstep. The new 67-minute album is almost entirely a set of remixes of 2012’s Living

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