Jamie T – ‘Carry on the Grudge’ album review

Gabriella Ahmed/ October 7, 2014

After eagerly waiting for new material from London lad, he has emerged through the darkness to bring us probably his best work yet. The rawness of his atmosphere just makes him so loveable, in any form- what I like about this album. Carry on the Grudge is an emotionally damaged album, subtly hinting to what I can only imagine his life might

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The Family Rain – ‘Under the Volcano’ album review

Aaron Brudney/ March 20, 2014

Following a 2013 which saw them play Reading festival, open for Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks, and embark on their first UK headline tour, it’s fair to say that The Family Rain had started to create some anticipation ahead of their debut album, Under the Volcano. The three brothers from Bath, aka William, Ollie and Timothy Walter, released Under the

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St.Vincent’s self-titled new album

The Mic/ March 4, 2014

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is back with her 5th studio album. After receiving a mixed reception for her previous release, a collaborative album with David Byrne of Talking Heads fame (Love This Giant), St. Vincent had a point to prove. Produced by John Congleton (who has worked with Modest Mouse and R. Kelly), Clark has fashioned her

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Temples – ‘Sun Structures’ album review

Alex Orosa/ February 27, 2014

High praise from rock gods Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher, support slots with Kasabian, Suede and The Vaccines, and all without releasing an album; Temples have hardly taken their time to make their mark on the British music scene. A string of singles throughout 2013 have made this Kettering four-piece some friends in high places, but the walk must still

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Indiana @ Bodega, 5/02/2014

Jess Salter/ February 26, 2014

  After having to cancel in December due to illness, Indiana rescheduled her homecoming gig to her loyal local fans, for 2 months later, bringing with her a set of striking songs, likely to cause a stir in 2014. The packed out top room of the Bodega Social club waited patiently in front of the electric blue light, behind the

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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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Catfish and the Bottlemen @ The Bodega, 27/10/2013

The Mic/ February 26, 2014

  They’re a band from Wales who also state they’re not from Wales and have an unnatural disdain for The Strypes. It’s fair to say that Catfish and the Bottlemen are starting to make a name for themselves whether it’s through their controversial comments or their high tempo rock songs and the lucky people in the Bodega got to witness

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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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UK Music Needs More Jake Buggs: Live Review @ The Royal Albert Hall

Luke Gallimore/ February 22, 2014

Live Review: Jake Bugg Live @ The Royal Albert Hall 21/2/14 After a day of hosting a song writing master class for local students, The 19 year old singer-songwriter from Nottingham took to the stage of Britain’s most prestigious venue last night for an evening of surprises, special guests and Shangri La. The night was an uncensored, explicit demonstration of

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