Music Reviews

21 November 2013

Emma Stevens - 'Enchanted' - Album Review

Opening with the brilliant 'Riptide' that impressed me on first listen and solidified Emma Stevens as a major pop contender comes her debut album 'Enchanted'. Emma's infectious and cheery personality is ...

19 November 2013

Franco and the Dreadnought - 'I Want It All' - Single Review

When you hear the jazz opening to the track, you're not completely expecting rap lines to be put over the beat. The chorus comes in and it's a little disappointing to ...

18 November 2013

Jake Bugg - 'Shangri La' - Album Review

Jake Bugg's back with his much-anticipated second studio album 'Shangri La'. As the youngest solo male to debut at the top of the UK charts with their first release, he had ...
16 November 2013

Arctic Monkeys - 'One For The Road' - Single Review

Arctic Monkeys Borrowing the Rolling Stones' 'Sympathy For The Devil' "whoo whoos" and adding Josh Homme to vocals makes 'One For The Road' a cocktail that certainly impresses. The song is everything ...
14 November 2013

Rebecca Ferguson - 'I Hope' - Single Review

Rebecca Ferguson has been back in the studio to record new album 'Freedom'. Lead single for this LP is 'I Hope' - a catchy and infectious tune that explores the idea ...
12 November 2013

The Overtones - 'Saturday Night At The Movies' - Album Review

The Overtones are back with their brand new album 'Saturday Night At The Movies'. It's their third consecutive UK top ten record and entered the charts at number five this weekend, ...
9 November 2013

Doug Tielli - 'Keresley' - Album Review

This is quite clearly from the outset, not an album for absolutely everybody. If you can however get past any pre-judgement and take the time to sit back and listen ...

8 November 2013

Rodina - 'Home' - Album Review

Leeds-based duo Rodina are back with their new studio album 'Home'. Aoife Hearty provides the vocals alongside piano player and producer Joe Tatton. Stuart Mccallum, Pete Shand and The Haggis Horns all ...

8 November 2013

Jimi Hendrix - 'Hear My Train A Comin' - DVD Review

Directed by Bob Smeaton, this documentary provides an incomparable glimpse into the life of Jimi Hendrix. Starting with Hendrix's childhood and exploring just what went on throughout his life including military ...
7 November 2013

James Arthur - 'James Arthur' - Album Review

James Arthur was never your typical 'X Factor' winner, and so fans of the singer were expecting something truly unique from his debut album. His gravelly tone is a prominent feature ...
6 November 2013

Eminem - 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' - Track-By-Track Album Review

'Bad Guy' is perhaps the perfect opening for this album, as the tracks released before the collection as a whole were met with a lot of criticism for the use ...
6 November 2013

Jimi Hendrix - 'Miami Pop Festival The Jimi Hendrix Experience' - Album Review

The rock guitar legend is back with a brand new album of a recorded live show, which has never before been available in any form. First recorded stage performances of 'Tax ...
5 November 2013

Gabriella Cilmi - 'The Sting' - Album Review

Gabriella Cilmi has returned with her third studio album 'The Sting'. She's just 22 years old, but possesses an authoritative air of that someone much older. This could of course be ...
5 November 2013

Lady Gaga - 'ARTPOP' - Album Review

Lady Gaga is back with her brand new studio album 'ARTPOP'. The collection of tracks kicks off in style with the unique 'Aura', combining Middle Eastern melodies with some attitude-laced vocals ...
4 November 2013

theLights - 'Dust and Stone' - Single Review

Shaun Kelly sounds good on this latest single from theLights, and the production is truly great with some fantastic instrumentation. Unfortunately, Liz Shells's addition to vocals means that this is where ...

4 November 2013

Seb Stone - 'Circles' - EP Review

Opening with the title track, Seb Stone reminds you why he's in the industry - his voice is powerful and he is able to weave those impressive vocals between melodies ...

3 November 2013

Alice Rose - 'Each Is A Dream' - Album Review

Alice Rose takes influence from the live techno and house scene in Cologne, experimenting through instrumentation and gadgetry to create a unique sound. Her vocals are pleasant on the ears, impressive ...

1 November 2013

Sean Taylor - 'Chase the Night' - Album Review

Sean Taylor wrote his new album "through the prism of my life as a troubadour, travelling from town to town finding stories for the songs." That's one of the things he ...

31 October 2013

Kaz Simmons - 'Signs' - Album Review

Kaz Simmons has released her new album 'Signs'. The record features mellow and calming tunes that need an acquired taste, or take some getting used to if you're not a typical ...

31 October 2013

Ryland Foxx - 'All You Want' - Single Review

Ryland Foxx is a tough artist to put into any one genre. Blending pop with rock and hints of country, he's an eclectic artist with a great talent. 'All You Want' is ...

30 October 2013

Celine Dion - 'Loved Me Back To Life' - Album Review

With her unique twang and powerhouse vocals, Celine is truly back with her new album 'Loved Me Back To Life' - her first English-speaking album in six years. Opening with the ...
29 October 2013

Tinie Tempah - 'Demonstration' - Album Review

The first voice we hear on Tinie Tempah's new album is actually that of Ella Eyre - a talented musician that we should be hearing more of in the future. The ...
29 October 2013

Mark Hole - 'People Change' - Album Review

We spoke to Mark Hole a few weeks back, and he really struck a chord with us at Female First. Now he's preparing to release his new album 'People Change' alongside ...

28 October 2013

The Wanted - Show Me Love (America) - Single Review

The Wanted have officially released their single 'Show Me Love (America)', after a stunning rendition of the song on last night's 'X Factor'. The song is quite simply the band's best. It ...
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