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Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

Mark Kozalek hasn’t been far from the music press headlines in recent years for various reasons and yet despite all the stories is still producing excellent records. That said you either like them or not his distinctive style of sung/spoken … Continue reading

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Dawes – All Your Favourite Bands

The fourth outing from Los Angeles band Dawes is perhaps their best yet; superb song writing combined with excellent instrumentation means there isn’t a bad song among these nine tracks. It’s a country/rock/folk and all round Americana affair with nods … Continue reading

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Alabama Shakes – Sound and Colour

Sound and Colour is the second album by Alabama Shakes and if you were a fan of the first then I guarantee you will be a fan of this one. Twelve tracks of funky blues rock with searing vocals from … Continue reading

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Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

I’m a little hit and miss with Florence Weich (and her machine) I loved the first album, thought the second was ok but hated all the ‘You’ve Got The Love’ covers, mixes and Dizzy collaborations. But here on her third … Continue reading

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Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

After the cracking ‘The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas’ release Courtney Barnett has gone from strength to strength increasing her audience on the way and she doesn’t disappoint with the release of her debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

It’s been four years since Stevens last record the full on electronic ‘The Age of Adz’ but here, on his latest album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ he returns to his folk roots and presents us with a beautifully sparse and stripped … Continue reading

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Matthew E White – Fresh Blood

If you liked Matthew E White’s first album chances are you will love his second, ‘Fresh Blood’ takes the template of ‘Big Inner’ and drips it with soul, jazz, gospel and rock and this time around he is not afraid … Continue reading

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