News
Liam Dullaghan launches Singles For Singles free download this Valentine’s Day
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Buffalo Tom surprised fans this week with Bones, a free acoustic EP released exclusively via their website
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Guillemots – ‘Walk the River’ - The brand new album out April 18th Download single ‘The Basket’ on March 13th
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Gorillaz release new single Doncamatic on November 22nd on Parlophone plus Birmingham date announcement and a  message to all Brumies from Murdoc
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New soul artist Liam Bailey is off on the road with Chase & Status this autumn. The up-and-coming soul man is starting to make quite a name for himself and this support slot with the urban stars is set to propel him even further into the limelight.
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After recently touring Europe in support of the legendary Lou Rhodes, Jay Leighton returns to British shores this autumn for a series of UK live dates ahead of his first full-length album release in 2011.
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Geffen Records’ brand new signing Delta Maid is set to take on a tour of the UK this autumn in support of Mercury Music Prize nominated folk artist Seth Lakeman
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The Bluetones release new single “Golden Soul” in November 2010. The single is taken from the acclaimed album “A New Athens”
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The Whigs have been confirmed as the main and only support for Kings of Leon on their upcoming UK and European tour
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Live Music Reviews
Incubus - Wolverhampton Civic Hall   Go...
The Pierces - Birmingham HMV Institute  Go...
Delta Maid - The Rescue Rooms Nottingham   Go...
Show of hands - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall   Go...
Corrine Bailey Rae - Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa  Go...
Fyfe Dangerfield - Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa  Go...
Lauren Pritchard - Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham  Go...
Magnetic performance by Maccabees at the Derby Royal Go...
Biffy Clyro pack a punch at the Academy  Go...
Joe Bonamassa holds crowd in his thrall  Go...
Crafted set from Ladyhawke  Go...
Soulful performance from Ryan Lauder  Go...
Starsailor live at the Wulrun  Go...
Charismatic Parlotones at Wolves Wulfrun  Go...
Tommy Sparkles at the Birmingham Academy  Go...
Interviews
The Sunshine Underground
We talked to Craig Wellington of The Sunshine Underground about the band's new guitar driven sound and the buzz of playing the summer's festival circuit.
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Fyfe Dangerfield
Prior to his solo gig supporting Corrine Bailey Rae at the wonderful Assembly Rooms in Leamington Spa, I chatted to Fyfe about writing his new solo album ‘Fly Yellow Moon’ and the diversity in his music.
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Lauren Pritchard
We chatted to Lauren about leaving the security of home in Tennessee and how her home town and moving to London have influenced her music.
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Tommy Sparkes
We caught up with Tommy in a telephone interview while he was on his way to Brighton for his support slot with Ladyhawke.
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 New Releases and Reviews
   

London - Songs That Define the City
a collection that 'takes you on a musical journey across London from Electric Avenue to Warwick Avenue, from Baker Street to Primrose Hill.'
 
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  Shibuya Crossings are back on the underground scene with their second release ‘DOYA’, which once again shows their impressive capabilities as musicians
Review by Danny Fella

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  Hot Vestry - Dust EP
This EP has the raw feel of a young band on the brink of breaking into the musical scene
Review by Danny Fella



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James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream - a strangely hypnotic and intriguing track that makes you want to listen again  - Review by Vanessa Brown
 
 
 
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Ahrythmia - Awake
Italian small-time metallers Arhythmia are back with a new album, once again proving that it doesn’t have to be done on a large scale to be done very well
review by Danny Fella

 
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  Lauren Pritchard - Wasted in Jackson - In its understated brilliance the album leads you through an exploration of Lauren’s life in Jackson, Tennessee and more recently, London - Review by Adrian Brown
 
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Guillemots – ‘Walk the River’
Guillemots are set to release their eagerly awaited third album, ‘Walk the River’ on April 18th on the Geffen label.
Download single ‘The Basket’ on March 13th


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  The Posies - Blood/Candy
The first Posies album in five years -
a grower, a slow burner, a record that seeps slowly under your skin - Review by Adrian Brown



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Heathers - Here, Not There
if you like your songs short and full throttle ‘Here, Not There’ contains much to enjoy.  Folk-Punk anyone?




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