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ALBUM REVIEW: BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY – SHINE A LIGHT

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In this current political climate where the news is filled with Brexit, the American Elections and the failing Health Service, to name but a few, you would assume that Billy Braggs latest offering on Cooking Vinyl would be his usual politically based muses, but not so.Having once toured the UK by Br ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: THE BEAT FEAT RANKING ROGER – BOUNCE

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Bounce is the first album from The Beat in over thirty years and is being released on independent label, DMF Records. Written by a combination of Ranking Roger, Mick Lister and Ranking Junior, this album has been produced by Lister (Bad Company, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling) and mixed by Tim Hamill an ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: SARI SCHORR – A FORCE OF NATURE

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Quoted by Blues Matters as being “a gift to all of us from the Blues Gods”, Sari Schorr finally gets to release her debut album, A Force Of Nature, on 2nd September.Initially gaining prominence throughout the blues world after several years of touring America, Australia and Europe with blues leg ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: DEXYS – LET THE RECORD SHOW: DEXYS DO IRISH AND COUNTRY SOUL

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The follow up to Dexys 2012 comeback album, One Day I’m Going To Soar, is an album that Kevin Rowland has wanted to make since the mid-1980’s and it has finally arrived.Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul, (available now), had been intended to be a soundtrack of an entire album ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: HATTIE BRIGGS – YOUNG RUNAWAY

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Young Runaway is Hattie Briggs’ follow up album to last year’s excellent Red & Gold and is self-released on her own label, Wise Dog Records.With her first EP, My Shepherds Hut garnering significant attention as well as a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination, Briggs made a life changing decision ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: SEPTEMBER GIRLS – AGE OF INDIGNATION

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Age Of Indignation is September Girls second album and is the album that you would have hoped for as a follow up to their debut, Cursing The Sea. With their name being taken from the 80’s rock group, The Bangles’ popular cover of the Big Star track, September Gurls, on this album they take a cue ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: LUKAS GRAHAM by LUKAS GRAHAM

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Danish band Lukas Graham, named after lead singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer, have made a big splash in the music world, with them attracting all sorts of attention because of how genuine their song, 7 Years was. Producing a soulful sound that hints at a troubled past that turns into an optimistic fut ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: DVD – MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – ON A MISSION LIVE IN MADRID

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock were filmed playing On A Mission Live at the tremendous Joy Eslava in Madrid, at the tail end of their 2015 tour. This DVD features the full live show along with a couple of extra behind the scene features.Whilst Schenker is associated with Temple Of Rock in name, ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra – Sirens of Song

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The burning question on everyone’s lips was, just how would Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra follow up the hugely successful release of Golden Age Of Song back in 2011, which went on to sell almost 200k copies in the UK alone.Well the answer was simple; Holland is back with a brand ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Alfie Boe – Serenata

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Serenata is the latest offering from Britain's favourite tenor, Alfie Boe. With this album Boe manages to bring the magic and romance of the Italian Riviera directly into our homes. Serenata, meaning ‘to sing in your honour’, is a wonderful collection of romantic Italian songs, which are all per ...
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