Music Reviews

21 November 2014

Review: Why One Direction - 'FOUR' - has changed my opinion on the band

One Direction have released their fourth album, the aptly named 'FOUR', and after my first listen I've done a complete U-turn on the group of five boys that used to ...
15 November 2014

Dame Shirley Bassey - 'Hello Like Before' album review

There's not much praise you can lavish Dame Shirley Bassey with that hasn't all been heard before. Of course there are those who don't enjoy her sound, as there is ...
2 November 2014

Taylor Swift - '1989' album review

If 'Welcome To New York' is the welcome to the rest of Taylor Swift's fifth studio album '1989', I'm certainly not sold. It's a punchy opening tune with a catchy ...
30 October 2014

Review: Sam Smith, Albert Hall, Manchester

There are not enough words to describe just how phenomenal a live performance from Sam Smith truly is. Never in my life have I heard someone sound so close to ...
23 October 2014

Lady Gaga - artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball, Phones 4u Arena, Manchester review

Lady Gaga is more than just a singer. It's been clear for quite some time now that she's not just another popstar looking to cash the next cheque. Instead she ...
21 October 2014

Dillon Francis - 'Love in the Middle of a Firefight (feat. Brendon Urie)' review

Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie has lent his vocals to a brand new Dillon Francis track, 'Love in the Middle of a Firefight', and the results are simply fantastic. ...

18 October 2014

Ella Henderson - 'Chapter One' review

Opening with one of the best songs of this year - the Ryan Tedder-co-written 'Ghost' - Ella Henderson has managed to claw her way away from the X Factor label ...
7 October 2014

Sharon Corr, Deaf Institute, Manchester

Few know that some of the songs from The Corrs were written by Sharon herself. I only found this out after I attended her gig the other night and in ...

5 October 2014

Neil Davidge - 'Riot Pictures' featuring Sandie Shaw single review

Sandie Shaw is back after working on a collaboration with Neil Davidge for new single 'Riot Pictures', out Monday October 6. Both haunting and mesmerising, Sandie is on top form as ...

22 September 2014

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga - 'Cheek To Cheek' album review

Casual fans or non-listeners of Lady Gaga were likely shocked when it was announced she'd be doing a full jazz album with legend of the genre, Tony Bennett. Why would ...
18 September 2014

Professor Green - 'Growing Up In Public' album review

"Dedicated to the last 18 months of my life, thank you and f**k you. "Oh and nan I love you x" Professor Green isn't a man of many words when it comes ...
13 September 2014

Johnny Partridge - 'Dames, Dudes + Cowboys Too' album review

Johnny Partridge is a man of many talents, tackling the world of showbusiness for over 30 years and getting a breakout role at the tender age of 16, in stage ...

5 September 2014

Maroon 5 - 'V' review

Adam Levine's voice is truly something to behold. He proved this week alongside Jimmy Fallon that he's even able to emulate some of the greats - including Michael Jackson - ...
3 September 2014

Vance Joy - 'Dream Your Life Away' review

There's still no denying that Vance Joy's breakout single 'Riptide' is a musical masterpiece, and legions of fans have been anticipating his big album release ever since. Now there's just under ...

2 September 2014

Rupert Stroud - 'Way Back Home' single review

Uplifting and gracious, Yorkshire lad Rupert Stroud truly delivers with his new single 'Way Back Home', lifted from his initial EP release this September. His rich tone - comparable to Blackpool's ...

1 September 2014

Magalie - 'First Kiss' Single Review

A debut single must always be a daunting prospect for wannabe superstars and artists who just want to share their talents with the world. Delving into the world of pop music ...

29 August 2014

Starling - 'Dream Again' single review

"It's never gonna be the same" sing Starling in their forthcoming single 'Dream Again', and if this song gets the attention it deserves, that should be a statement that gains ...

25 August 2014

Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers - 'Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan' Album Review

I really don't know how to take Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers. I imagine that this is a comedy album and upon listening to the opening tune, I must be ...

22 August 2014

Jona Overground - 'On The Outside' Album Review

Anna and Jon make up the relatively unknown duo Jona Overground, who must be hoping to make a name for themselves with the release of their new record 'On The ...

20 August 2014

The Same Sun by Sharon Corr track by track review

I am slightly addicted to Sharon Corr’s new album- the organic and stripped back tracks leave nothing to hide behind as the purity of her voice and the instruments shine ...

19 August 2014

Eoin Glackin - 'Rain Finally Came' Album Review

Eoin has a voice that instantly grabs your attention and doesn't let go until the final seconds. He has something that ensures you're not forced to listen, but rather you ...

17 August 2014

Kongos - 'Lunatic' Album Review

Quickly building a huge and rapturous beat, opening track 'I'm Only Joking' gives listeners an immediate taste of everything that's to follow, perfectly painting a picture of the four brothers ...

11 August 2014

OneRepublic - Are the 'Native' repackaged album tunes any good?

I'm not the biggest fan of repackaged albums. They've been done a hell of a lot and encourage fans to pay full album price all over again for a sprinkling ...

6 August 2014

Hunter & The Bear - 'Before I Come Home' EP Review

Opening track 'Pick Me Up' may start off slowly with some subtle vocals, but it doesn't take long for the tune to do exactly what it says in the title, ...

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