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Clash review
06.10.14

A deeply impressive first step…

Spotinews recomendation
11.10.14

Good morning friends. This debut album by soul singer-songwriter Hozier is quite a success story, but I still think it’s worthy of a post. Enjoy! Hozier – HozierFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
30.09.14

Hi. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by blues/jazz singer-songwriter Luke Winslow-King. Enjoy! Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting ArmsFiled under: 2014, Blues, Jazz...

Spotinews recomendation
27.09.14

Howdy. Here’s the explosive new live album by Gary Clark Jr. Genre: blues. Enjoy! Gary Clark Jr. – Gary Clark Jr. LiveFiled under: 2014, Blues

NME review
23.09.14

The Brooklyn duo plough the same material as on their back catalogue but come off sounding distant

Spotinews recomendation
22.09.14

Howdy. For the first time in many months my top choice is available* on a Monday. And yes, the new album by veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is a pretty good one. Enjoy...

Clash review
03.10.14

The great just gets greater…

NME review
26.09.14

The legendary singer might be nearly 80 but he's not done writing carnal and witty records just yet

Insound review
26.08.14

Milk for Your Motors is the new album by Berlin-based Brit Gemma Ray, the follow-up to her lavish, critically acclaimed Island Fire .

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
29.08.14

Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
23.08.14

Morning. The new album by blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster was added to Spotify this week. Enjoy! Ruthie Foster – Promise of a Brand New DayFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Morning. The new album by blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster was added to Spotify this week. Enjoy! Ruthie Foster – Promise of a Brand New DayFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
15.08.14

Hi again. The new album by singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner is now available all over Europe and in the US. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here...

Insound review
29.07.14

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on...

Spotinews recomendation
07.06.14

Hey. It’s a beautiful, sunny day in Sweden. So why not listen to some sweet new soul music. Enjoy Lee Fields & the Expressions! (Version for AT, CH and DE here. US version here...

Clash review
30.05.14

An emotionally potent and passionate second solo LP...

Under The Radar review
25.06.14

Jack White's latest is chock full of bluesy soul and steps right into that blurry territory between Detroit rocker and Nashville troubadour that White has staked out as his own...

Punk News review
19.06.14

Yes, I bought this record initially for the vinyl trickery. This "Ultra LP" -- as Jack White and his Third Man Records label have dubbed it -- is crammed to the brim with weird...

The Quietus review
13.06.14

On the title track of Lazaretto, his second solo album, Jack White sings of escaping a quarantine station on the Isle of Man. Like many of White's lyrics, his situation could be...

Spotinews recomendation
11.06.14

Morning. I was supposed to write about this slick new album yesterday, but I always struggle to do so when an album is missing in a few places. Anyhow, now I’m ready to go and the...

NME review
09.06.14

Black humour, heavy rock and hints at a troubled personal life on a varied and eccentric second solo album

Alt Press review
03.06.14

Insound review
06.05.14

This Salt Lake City group's hotly anticipated second full-length, , follows the still echoing sonic shock waves of Dwellers' enthusiastically received debut of 2012, Good Morning...

Insound review
06.05.14

Canadian west coast rockers Current Swell come out with their new album Ulysses . The 12 tracks on the album perfectly deliver the band's textured, deep-groove sound while...

Spotinews recomendation
26.04.14

Good morning friends. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the sparkling new album by singer-songwriter Liz Green. Read this review and enjoy! (US version here.) Liz Green...

Spotinews recomendation
19.04.14

Hi. The strong new album by blues singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Ray Bonneville – Easy GoneFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer-songwriter

Insound review
15.04.14

Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits. Chuck E. Weiss grew up in Denver and so impressed blues legends Lightnin' Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a teenager that they took...

The Line of Best Fit review
10.04.14

This eponymous album represents a rebirth: fairies and their phoenix from the smoke.

NME review
21.04.14

British duo excel at spooky folk pop and Beyonce-esque ballads

The Quietus review
15.04.14

Over the course of three albums and numerous singles, Smoke Fairies have created a haunting fusion of delta blues, English folk and medieval plainsong, a unique sound world that...

Insound review
01.04.14

Lewis and Addison Rogers are brothers who make pop-music together. When they do this, they go by the name Busman's Holiday. Lewis plays guitar, and Addison plays his modest drum...

Insound review
01.04.14

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as...

Insound review
01.04.14

On numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the...

The Line of Best Fit review
28.03.14

A ray of warming jazz sunshine that should encourage exploration in to the work of a man at the center of the underground art explosion of the 1960s.

The Line of Best Fit review
27.03.14

A record referring to the brutal, unforgiving essence of the mountains, delivering messages of loss in its various guises; this is the kind of rock you yell from peaks until you...

NME review
07.04.14

The Southampton rock trip showcase the lessons they learnt while supporting Queens Of The Stone Age and Muse

Insound review
01.04.14

This is the third album from the English rockers.

Clash review
28.03.14

Phenomenal to begin with, but its impact fades...

Punk News review
21.03.14

In the past couple of years, Australian indie quartet Monks Of Mellonwah have risen from plucky upstarts to polished, swaggering, award-winning international contenders. Then, in...

Insound review
18.03.14

The legendary Dex Romweber Duo return with new album Images 13.

Insound review
11.03.14

There aren't a lot of frills or gimmicks surrounding Battleme's second album Future Runs Magnetic because, simply put, the music speaks for itself. Bombastic, driving and powerful...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

When attempting his first ever solo climb of El Capitan - a 3,000ft tall sheer rock face in the Yosemite Valley, California - the British winter Alpinist, Andy Kirkpatrick had...

Insound review
18.02.14

The album finds frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra - who settled in New Orleans after leaving her native Bronx at age 17. Produced by Segarra and engineered by Andrija Tokic (Alabama...

The Line of Best Fit review
05.02.14

Sahara's desert-blues champions were forced to change their surroundings for album number six. Thankfully, their inimitable sound remains the same.

The Quietus review
11.03.14

When in late 2012 Tinariwen's vocalist and guitarist Abdallah Ag Lamida was briefly arrested by "defenders of the faith" Ansar Dine, it was worrying proof that not even the...

Spotinews recomendation
12.02.14

Hey. Today we go for a change of pace with the new album by Tinariwen. Genre: blues. Enjoy! (US version here.) Tinariwen – EmmaarFiled under: 2014, Blues

Insound review
04.02.14

The Queen Of Soul creates a rich musical portrait of Franklin's incomparable run at Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1976. Packed with 87 songs arranged chronologically, the set...

NME review
30.01.14

A record of soulful depths and heady, emotional highs