Spookyland – Rock and Roll Weakling

Wow! 10 seconds into Spookyland’s Rock and Roll Weakling and I’m totally hooked. This guy has it all; a weird as hell yowl of a voice and a tune which just punches you in the gut and knocks you flat. …

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Europavox 2014 reviewed by Noel Agius

You may never have heard of it but the Europavox Festival has been going on since 2006. Held in the home of Michelin Tires, Clermont-Ferrand, in Auvergne France, it aims to showcase the “diversity” of European music. Mind you, it’s …

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The Tins – Let It Go

Whenever I hear a ‘the’ band, I do cringe a little bit inside, and I remember the avalanche of prefix laden groups in the swaddling years of the 00′s. But you know how it is, you gotta buck up and …

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alt-J – Left Hand Free

The mighty alt-J are back with a second album, and the teaser track, the Miley Cyrus sampling Hunger of the Pine stained a lot of trousers. The band must have been ecstatic over this so they’ve released another track. Left …

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The Cambodian Space Project – Here Comes the Rain

At times I get very pissed off. If I had to list everything which annoys me I’d probably have to start my own blog, but one thing which bugs me a lot is how western media virtually ignores music that …

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Big Deal – Always Boys

One of the perks of reviewing is watching bands from the beginning and seeing them develop. It’s kind of like watching kids grow. Take Big Deal … Rewind a couple of years and Big Deal were just a duo who …

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Cloud Boat – Hallow

It seems that British folk duo Cloud Boat have been doing well lately. After a pretty strong debut the band have already recorded their second album, and Hallow is the teaser track. Cloud Boat have always managed to create an …

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White Reaper – Cool

There’s a lot of danger when calling your track cool, not least the possibility that it’s one of the most uncool things you’ve heard. Worry not, cause White Reaper’s Cool is VERY cool! And here are the reasons … 1. …

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Beverly – Honey Do

Although Beverly isn’t exactly the most enticing moniker out there ( I’m thinking of grannies, or the author Beverly Cleary), one has to put those prejudices aside and listen to the music, and Honey Do is a fine tune of …

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nosnow / noalps – Go Go Go Go EP launch

3 years from their last release and sporting a new line up, nosnow/noalps are launching their new EP ‘Go Go Go Go’. Having toured around Europe in recent months and also recorded single ‘N.E.W’ last October, nosnow/noalps have combined a …

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