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Feels | Post Earth Album Review

East LA four-piece Feels follow up their self-titled debut of 2016 with an album full of social commentary and frustration about the state of the world they live in, as well as the disappointing degree of apathy there seems to be towards changing it. The record doesn’t so much as have a manifesto as an agitated attitude and passionate, but …

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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – Fort Road Yard, Margate 14.02.2019 Live Review

Having temporarily placed the Libertines behemoth into hibernation until they’ve got some new material to share, Pete Doherty has been busy writing and performing both on his own and, latterly, more with his relatively new band, The Puta Madres. After closing out the summer festival season with their ‘Sharrabang’ at Wheels & Fins, Pete, Carl, Gary and John have been …

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Lou Doillon | Soliloquy Album Review

When Lou Doillon released her award-winning debut album in 2012, it was said that “the darker daughter had come out of the shadows”. Lou, one of four alliterative sisters, and half-sister to actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg, was persuaded by a family friend that she should record her songs and so her debut, folk-oriented album ‘Places’ was realised. The child …

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Du Blonde | Lung Bread For Daddy Album Review

Having recently celebrated the last birthday of her twenties, Beth Jeans Houghton, aka Du Blonde, should be ready to celebrate the release of her second album ‘Lung Bread For Daddy’. Under the Du Blonde moniker and at her new home on Moshi-Moshi Records, multi-talented Beth has written, performed and produced the long awaited follow-up to her debut album ‘Welcome Back …

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Sleeper – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 02.02.2019 Live Review

After a 21-year gap between albums and a full 19-year break as a band, Sleeper seem at last to be back in earnest. With the imminent release of their latest full-length album ‘The Modern Age’ and a string of successful live dates behind them over the last couple of years, Sleeper are once again making an impact.  The band’s first …

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Beans On Toast – Dreamland, Margate 01.02.2019 Live Review

Probably not since the war years has The Ballroom in Margate’s Dreamland seen a helping of Beans On Toast being offered up but cometh the moment, cometh the man. From Essex (well, Portsmouth the night before, actually), Jay McAllister – otherwise known as Beans On Toast – brought his raucous road show to Kent’s infamous seaside town.  McAllister and his …

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Unloved | Heartbreak Album Review

Unloved are back with their second full-length album ‘Heartbreak’. The trio of David Holmes, Keefus Ciancia and vocalist Jade Vincent are set to release the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Guilty Of Love’ on February 1st. The group are inextricably intertwined in a celluloid soundtrack world that cannot help but be atmospheric and evocative. If their songs and music were not about …

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Stalker Miller | Homegrown By Joan Album Review

In an age where streaming farms are generating tens of thousands of plays through the use of repeat plays on hundreds of ‘fake’ phones, it is refreshing to know that music can still be made at grass roots level and come to be heard. When everyone is competing for listening time, when major artists are flooding hosting sites with more …

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The Vaccines – Brighton Dome 25.01.2019 Live Review

The rather regal elegance of The Brighton Dome played host to The Vaccines for the first time in years on Friday night to the delight of the sold-out crowd. Following a return to form with the release of last year’s album, ‘Combat Sports’, and a very well received tour to support it, The Vaccines are on the road again in …

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Toy | Happy In The Hollow Album Review

After ten years together, Toy are releasing their fourth full-length studio album. ‘Happy In The Hollow’ represents the band’s first album for their new label Tough Love Records, and their first since 2016’s ‘Clear Shot’. The five-piece have written, recorded and produced their latest record in its entirety. Bassist and vocalist for the band Maxim Barron says of the eleven-track …

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