Tangerine – Tiny Islands

Sometimes in reviewland you get off days. This is when you spend hours listening to various tracks and none of them click, but there might ultimately be a payoff. That is when you listen to a track which you finally …

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The Separators – Shooting Star

Everyone has some sort of weakness … well, as you all know mine is hyper-melodic guitar pop, and Shooting Star is one helluva melodic guitar pop track. What can I say? THAT uplifting guitar sound, the utter confidence of the …

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Pearl Charles – You Can Change

You Can Change conjures a lot of mental images: Nightclubs Pulp Fiction Seedy Rooms Velvet Motorcycles You get my drift. Swervy guitars, a backing choir that’s pilfered from a gospel church, not to mention Pearl Charles ensnaring voice. This is …

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Twin Within – Bernie

There’s something about Twin Within’s Bernie which is making me press the repeat button. In essence it’s a sparse bare bones acoustic tune, however it isn’t introspective and broody. Rather there’s a certain amount of pep, a sort of melody …

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Kelpe – Valerian

Details details details. Electronica artist Kelpe (aka Kel McKeown) track Valerian is stuffed with little details. Sure, the thumping beat is the first thing you hear but what about the clicks, whirrs and farty noises? Then some basslines and zippy …

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Media Jeweler – Autopilot

Excluding electronica tracks, this is quite possibly, the first time in Stagedive’s history that we’ve actually featured an instrumental. It’s definitely the first time we’ve reviewed a rock instrumental. Although Media Jeweler want to be referred to as a rock …

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Music Alliance Pact – June 2015

Right-click on the song title to download an mp3, or grab a zip file of the full 20-track compilation through Dropbox here. MALTA: Stagedive Malta Dripht – Green Dub Formed in 1998, Dripht’s music is a fusion of punk-rock with …

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Lilies on Mars – Dancing Star

Wow, Lilies on Mars have got quite a track record. Not only have they collaborated with Italian pop maestro Franco Battiato and remixed Christian Fennesz (oh Youtube you have let me down, I can’t find the video!), but now for …

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Lunavela – Burn for You

On yeah, I’m back after a week of being lost in limbo, but anyways … let’s get on with the track reviews: Lunavela is the solo project of Steve Mathieson, formerly of electro pop group Collapsing Cities. While I never …

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Festival Review: Europavox 2015 – Day 3

Day 3 Monday, May 25 FAUVE (France) Collective FAUVE had their numerous followers, mostly in their teens, going for it with sing alongs and arm waving. Theirs is a contemporary pop-rock style, at times remindful of The xx. French spoken …

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