Music Reviews

24 June 2014

Betty Who - 'Worlds Apart' - EP Review

Shot to stardom because of a famous viral video that included her song 'Somebody Loves You', Betty Who has bided her time before making a release in the UK. Originally planning ...

23 June 2014

Arcelia - 'Wrap Your Bones' - Album Review

Arcelia means treasure chest in old Spanish. That's exactly what fans of the folk and soul genre will find in this new album 'Wrap Your Bones'. Gavin Alexander, Teresa Gallagher and ...

19 June 2014

Wonder Villains - 'Rocky' - Album Review

'Rocky' Eimear Coyle, Cheylene Murphy, Ryan McGroarty and Kieran Coyle make up the Wonder Villains. After forming at high school in Derry, Northern Ireland, expectations of them having a high chemistry and ...

18 June 2014

The Fault In Our Stars - The Music From The Motion Picture Review

I haven't yet read or watched The Fault In Our Stars, but I certainly know many people who have and have some understanding about what to expect when the time ...

17 June 2014

How To Swim - 'Niagara' - Album Review

How To Swim are a massive body. On the inside sleeve of their new record they list no fewer than 25 artists who helped put together the collection of tracks ...

14 June 2014

Jennifer Lopez - 'A.K.A.' - Album Review

Opening up with the title track, JLO returns with a pleasing enough but slightly choppy collaboration with hip-hop artist T.I. who slaps his stamp all over the song. 'First Love' and ...
13 June 2014

Lana Del Rey - 'Ultraviolence' - Album Review

There's something about Lana Del Rey's tone that means you'll either love her music or hate it. She is THE marmite of the music industry, and for the longest time ...
12 June 2014

Jinnwoo - 'Your Baby' - EP Review

Jinnwoo 'Your Baby' EP Based in Brighton, Jinnwoo started off his life in the music industry crafting folk songs, and sending bedroom demos to those in the business that he admired ...

11 June 2014

Sophie Delila - 'My Life Could Use A Remix' - Album Review

With her sophomore UK album, Sophie Delila offers up a record which she co-wrote in its entirety. There are moments in the collection of songs that you're willing Sophie to push ...

10 June 2014

Dennis Ellsworth - 'Hazy Sunshine' - Album Review

Canadian songwriter Dennis Ellsworth is returning to the UK this month with his brand new album 'Hazy Sunshine' supported by a string of UK tour dates which come to an ...

9 June 2014

Passenger - 'Whispers' - Album Review

There's a subtle elegance that Passenger manages to deliver in the folk-pop storytelling tunes contained within latest album 'Whispers'. Michael David Rosenberg is the man behind the music - an artist ...
8 June 2014

Bad For Lazarus - 'Caught In The Twist' - Single Review

Upon first listen, I immediately liken Bad For Lazarus' tone as a group to that of the Arctic Monkeys - scuffed up with imperfections and laid over a delicious and ...

5 June 2014

A.J. Ellis - 'Stand Up' - Single Review

A.J. Ellis After front Five O'Clock Heroes, A.J. Ellis is now standing on his own two feet as a solo artist and offers up this month his second solo single 'Stand ...

4 June 2014

Gorgon City - 'Here For You' featuring Laura Welsh - Single Review

Following the major success of their last single 'Ready For Your Love' - with an incredible addition of MNEK on the track - Gorgon City have returned with another collaborative ...

4 June 2014

Adore Delano - 'Till Death Do Us Party' - Album Review

I'll be honest. When I started watching this latest season of RuPaul's Drag Race, I'd written Adore Delano off as too unpolished to make it far in the game. Then came ...

3 June 2014

Clean Bandit - 'New Eyes' - album review

'New Eyes' Clean Bandit still remain much of a mystery to me as ever before, despite their now-two major hits on the UK charts - 'Rather Be' featuring the vocals of ...

1 June 2014

Daniel James - 'Ain't No Money' review

Daniel James If you're a fan of Aiden Grimshaw - now just Aiden - there's a good chance that Daniel James' vocals will be pleasing for your ears. In his first single ...

28 May 2014

Sam Smith - 'In The Lonely Hour' review

He may not have money on his mind, but Sam Smith should be raking it in if the quality of his debut solo album is anything to go by. Velvety heartfelt ...
27 May 2014

Katy Perry - The Prismatic World Tour review - Manchester, May 24

Credit: Christie Goodwin In the best visual show I've had the pleasure of seeing, Katy Perry stole the hearts of thousands of fans, dragged-along partners, parents and grandparents at Saturday night's ...
22 May 2014

Mariah Carey - 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse' review

Going into the first listen of Mariah's new offering, I'm immediately put off by the ridiculous title of the record - and track number 12 'Money ($ * / ...)' ...
20 May 2014

Avicii featuring Adam Lambert - 'Lay Me Down' single review

Avicii Some new Adam Lambert vocals are a thing a lot of people have been waiting for for quite some time now, so those who haven't heard Avicii's recent album 'True' ...
19 May 2014

Sam Smith - 'Stay With Me' single review

As the first official ballad release from Sam Smith, 'Stay With Me' had a lot to prove, and it's certainly managed to surpass all expectations, as the rising star proves ...
18 May 2014

Robbie Boyd - 'So Called Man' album review

Folk-driven Robbie Boyd next week releases his debut album 'So Called Man', just two weeks after his lead single 'Less Than Friends'. After honing his craft through hours of busking in ...

15 May 2014

Heather Peace - 'The Thin Line' album review

Just a few seconds into the opening and title track of Heather Peace's new album, I'm left wondering just who it is her voice manages to remind me of, and ...

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