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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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Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers

M.C.Taylor, along with a series of long term collaborators, is now on his fifth record under the Hiss Golden Messenger moniker and after the starkness of ‘Bad Debt’ and the darkness of ‘Haw’ this album feels like a stellar leap … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems

The first two words that spring to mind when hearing the new Leonard Cohen album ‘Popular Problems’ is subtle and dark and yet despite this the eighty year olds work has never been better. ‘I’m slowing down the tune, I … Continue reading

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Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

Shovels & Rope, married couple Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, are it would seem the real deal and here on their kickstarter funded 3rd album prove that they have the chops to cut it with the best of them. … Continue reading

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Jack White – Lazaretto

Let’s be honest in everything he does he doesn’t fall far from the blues/rock tree so if you liked ‘Blunderbuss’ or indeed any White Stripes then chances are you are going to like ‘Lazaretto’ the latest from Jack White. Packed … Continue reading

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Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans

English Oceans is the twelfth album by Americana stalwarts the Drive-By Truckers and the first to contain a 50/50 split on song writing and vocal duties between Paterson Hood and Mike Cooley, this gives the record a slightly different feel … Continue reading

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Thee Silver Mt Zion – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything

On this their 7th album SMZ are continuing to hone their unique sound and although the band have stripped down the music hasn’t. Epic orchestral/band hybrid compositions mix electric guitar, bass and drums with sweeping strings, organs and feedback. Thierry … Continue reading

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