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Most Recent Reviews

Danny and the Champions of the World: Live Champs! - CD
Explosive double CD live album from country rockers Danny and The Champions of the World, which was recorded at the Jazz Café in London last year
V/A: God Help the Girl: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - CD
Engaging soundtrack to Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch’s forthcoming cinema film, which features new versions of songs from his 2009 project of the same name
Mutants: Rhythm and Punk Review - CD
Marvellous debut album from the Mutants, the new band of Chris Constantinou from the Wolfmen and Adam and Ants and Paul Frazer from Black Futures, which has a wide range of guest appearances including Wilko Johnson, Wayne Kramer, Rat Scabies, SLF’s Jake Burns, TV Smith and Neville Staples
J Mascis: Tied to a Star - CD
Surprisingly understated yet excellent latest solo record from Dinosaur Jr front-man and guitarist, J Mascis
Martin Carr: The Breaks - CD
Sublime comeback album of upbeat pop from former Boo Radleys’ front-man, Martin Carr
Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics - CD
First-rate album from folk icon Richard Thompson upon which he performs acoustic renditions of many of his classic songs
Jon Allen: Deep River - CD
Emotive and soulful third album from increasingly popular London-based but Winchester-born singer-songwriter, Jon Allen
Field Mouse: Hold Still Life - CD
Fabulous, slightly unhinged 90’s-influenced indie guitar pop/rock on debut album from thoughtful young New York-based band, Field Mouse
Dave Edmunds: Live at Rockpalast Loreley 1983 - CD
Fantastic live CD/DVD package, recorded at the Loreley Open-Air Festival in 1983 for German television, from singer, guitarist and record prodcucer, Dave Edmunds
Fire! Orchestra: Exit - CD
Manic but adventurous and often magnificent avant garde jazz on new alabum from Norwegian-based act, Fire! Orchestra
Otis Gibbs: Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth - CD
Gritty but melodic latest album from Indiana-based folk artist and political activist, Otis Gibbs
Bend The River: So Long Joan Fontaine - CD
Eclectic and diverse second album from Nova Scotia-based alt.country/folk band, Bend The River
Soft Machine: Turns On: An Early Collection - CD
Often inaudible double CD collection of early recordings from classic British psychedelia act, the Soft Machine
Red Molly : The Red Album - CD
Stunning fifth album from New York-based all-female country/folk trio, Red Molly
David Lewis: Old World, New World - CD
Pleasant but forgettable 60’s and 70’s folk pop on fourth album from London-based singer-songwriter, David Lewis
Black Angels: Clear Lake Forest - CDS
Adventurous new EP from much acclaimed psychedelic Texan band, the Black Angels
Of Arrowe Hill: 1914 - CDS
Promising start to a new project from of Arrowe Hill, who to mark the centenary of the First World War will be releasing one track a year between 1914 and 1918
White Reaper: White Reaper EP - CDS
Fabulous psychedelia/garage punk on debut EP from raucous Louisville trio, White Reaper
Def Digby: Caption This EP - CDS
Eclectic limited edition new EP from extraordinary Watford-based dub/rock five-piece, DEF Digby
Suzi Chunk and Groovy Uncle: Barefoot in the Car Park/Wet Weekend - 7"
Upbeat garage pop on new single from Suzi Chunk and Groovy Uncle, the first from their forthcoming joint album
V/A: 40 Years: Volume One: Classic Hits - CD
Inspirational sampler CD to celebrate their fortieth anniversary from reissue label Charly Records, which includes tracks among others from Curtis Mayfield, the Small Faces, Chris Farlowe and the 13th Floor Elevators
Melissa Payne: High and Dry - CD
Irresistable and intelligent second album of country/pop and soul from Ontario-based singer-songwriter and fiddle player, Melissa Payne
Tommy Hunt: A Sign of the Times: The Spark Recordings 1975-1976 - CD
First-rate compilation from ex-Flamingos star and soul giant Tommy Hunt of material recorded in the mid-1970s for Northern Soul label Spark
Stephen Emmer: International Blue - CD
Excellent new album from Dutch-born composer Stephen Emmer, which produced by Tony Visconti and recorded with guest vocalists including Ultravox's Midge Ure, Cousteau's Liam Mckahey and Heaven 17's Glenn Gregory, reflects on the voice as a main instrument
Loudon Wainwright Iii: Haven't Got the Blues (Yet) - CD
Fabulous twenty-third album from ever versatile and hilarious singer-songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III
Her Name is Calla: Navigator - CD
Haunting and compelling third album from melancholic Leicester-based post-rock band, Her Name is Calla
Pete Fij and Terry Bickers: Broken Hearted Surgery - CD
Gripping but melancholic joint album from former Creation label musicians, ex-Adorable front-man Pete Fij and House of Love guitarist Terry Bickers, which reflects on romantic break-ups and the bitter end of relationships
Moebius Story Leidecker: Snowghost Pieces - CD
Intriguing instrumental electronica on joint album from Moebius Story Leidecker
Jenny Hval and Susanna: Meshes of Voice - CD
Experimental and beautiful collaborative album, inspired in part by Maya Deren's 1943 short film, 'Meshes of the Afternoon', from Norwegian musicians Jenny Hval and Susanna
Ergo Phizmiz: The Peacock - CD
Offbeat and eccentric but immediately appealing rare studio album from under-rated singer-songwriter, Ergo Phizmiz
Sean O' Brien and His Dirty Hands: Risk Profile - CD
Versatile but over-experimental latest album from Californian musician Sean O'Brien and his group His Dirty Hands
Owl and Mouse: Somewhere to Go - 7"
Impresisve indiepop on vinyl only EP from ukulele-playing Australian group Owl and Mouse, who draw likenesses with Allo Darlin'


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