Music Reviews

7 May 2014

Sara Bareilles - 'The Blessed Unrest' album review

Sara Bareilles is finally bringing her Grammy-nominated album 'The Blessed Unrest' to the UK featuring current single 'Brave'. Kicking off with that tune which has a piano instrumental sounding very similar ...
4 May 2014

Anastacia - 'Resurrection' Album Review

Just last year she underwent a double mastectomy after breast cancer returned for a second time, but that didn't stop Anastacia from fighting and coming out on the other side ...
2 May 2014

Drake Bell - 'Ready Steady Go!' album review

Opening with a cover of The Kinks' 'Sunny Afternoon', Drake Bell is far from the generic pop singer many may have expected after coming from one of Nickelodeon's most popular ...

30 April 2014

Hannah Trigwell - 'Rectify' - EP Review

Instantly capturing my attention with a certain innocence and charm about her, Hannah Trigwell seems to be the 'Hurricane' she sings about in the opening track, hitting you with an ...

29 April 2014

ALECS - 'Prove' - Single Review

Exciting and fresh are just two words to describe ALECS, real name Alex Treharne. Returning with his single 'Prove', the young artist delivers something special. The track's a mellow one and ...

28 April 2014

NOW That's What I Call 21st Century - Album Review

If pop music of the modern era is your thing, then you're in for a treat with NOW That's What I Call Music's latest offering. This 21st century compilation of songs ...

27 April 2014

Lily Allen - 'Sheezus' - Album Review

Opening with the inspired title track, Lily's immediately impressing with her lyrical genius and ability to burst back onto the scene in a way she hasn't before. "I'm ready for all ...
23 April 2014

Effie - 'Conquer' - EP Review

Packing a punch with 'Addicted' - the opening track and lead single from her EP - Effie proves that good production with a distinct vocal can ensure a song is ...

23 April 2014

Lana Del Rey - 'West Coast' - Single Review

After the brilliance that was Lana Del Rey's cover of 'Once Upon A Dream' for the upcoming Maleficent movie, I had high hopes for any forthcoming music from the star. Unfortunately, ...
19 April 2014

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 - Copenhagen - Album Review

Opening with Albania's Shakira/Anastacia soundalike Hersi, you've an instant favourite as we get ever closer to the annual event. This year's crop of Eurovision Song Contest contenders are - as is ...
16 April 2014

Iggy Azalea - 'The New Classic' - Album Review

The long awaited debut studio album of Australian rap star Iggy Azalea is just days away from release, and with a tracklist that includes collaborations with Rita Ora, T.I and ...
14 April 2014

Amber Run - 'Spark' - Single Review

In the time of Bastille being at the top of their game, it's nice to see another group who pull on their accents to add a sense of realism to ...

11 April 2014

The Hoosiers - 'The News From Nowhere' - Album Review

The wait for a new Hoosiers record has been a long one. Some would say it's been far too long, but if the substance provided following the wait is fantastic, ...
10 April 2014

The Vamps - 'Meet The Vamps' - Album Review

The influx of boy bands seems to be never-ending nowadays, but not all of them see success and it's rare that one crops up with as much talent and charisma ...

8 April 2014

NOW That's What I Call Music! 87 Album Review

It's that time again, when NOW Music releases another edition to add to their hit series of chart music compilations. This time round we're faced with some fantastic pop tunes including ...

8 April 2014

Monica Azull - 'I Like It' - Single Review

Monica Azull is a new name to most, and her debut single 'I Like It' opens perfectly before her incredible talent is displayed. She's got everything you want from a soul ...

7 April 2014

Stephen Emmer feat. Glenn Gregory - 'Untouchable' - Single Review

Stephen Emmer With a 40-second opening that could almost be used to set the scene for a Hollywood blockbuster, the musical genius displayed on the instrumental for this track is something ...

4 April 2014

Melanie De Biasio - 'No Deal' - Album Review

The new album from Melanie de Biasio is not just any ordinary jazz album. Forget the jazz of hotel lobbies and lounge bars, De Biasio's latest release will give you ...
4 April 2014

John Newman- 'Out My Head'- Review

Fresh faced musician, John Newman looks set to shake up the charts this month with his new single 'Out My Head.' The track is the fourth single from Newman's debut album ...
3 April 2014

Pylo - 'The Woman' - EP Review

British guitar band Pylo have returned with a second release; 'The Woman EP'. Following their debut, they gained radio support from Rob Da Bank, Dermot O'Leary and John Kennedy amongst others, ...

31 March 2014

NEEDTOBREATHE - 'Rivers In The Wasteland' - Album Review

Releasing their first record of new material as a three piece was always going to be a test for NEEDTOBREATHE, following the departure of their drummer Joe Stillwell in July ...

24 March 2014

Daughtry Live Review

Last night Manchester Academy 1 played host to American rock band Daughtry, who are near the end of their first ever European tour. Their supporting act came in the form of London born rock ...
22 March 2014

Sam Bailey - 'The Power Of Love' - Album Review

In one of the quickest X Factor winner turnarounds to-date, Sam Bailey is here with debut album 'The Power Of Love'. The collection of covers, with two additional original songs sees ...
20 March 2014

The Pretty Reckless - 'Going To Hell' - Album Review

"I think it ('Going To Hell') definitely represents what we sound like as a live band a lot more than 'Light Me Up' did." say Taylor Momsen in a recent ...

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