David Ford 2017 Tour Announced

  Ani DiFranco’s New LP For June

  Imelda May’s New LP

  George Vjestica’s Bandante

  Laura Marling Live

  Seen & Heard Jan-March 2017

  The Swingles New LP & Shows

  Michael Schenker ‘Live’ CD/DVD

  Xylouris White 2017 World Tour

  The Pigeon Detectives New LP

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  North Sea Jazz Festival 2017

  Grandaddy Are Back (at last)

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  My Best Albums of 2016

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Ash Live in Manchester

  Meilyr Jones Live

  On The MONEY

  Ludovico Einaudi Live 2016

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live 2016

  They Might Be Giants Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

  Asian Dub Foundation Live

  Mew Live in Manchester

  Elevant Live in Chester

  James Live in Liverpool

  Joanne Shaw Taylor Live

  Asia Live in Manchester

  Foreigner Live Manchester

  The Feeling Live in Liverpool

  Glen Hansard & Friends Live

Aimee Mann Mental Illness LP

Aimee Mann MENTAL ILLNESS. SuperEgo/Membran
On this eleven-track album, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning Aimee Mann remains a student of human behavior, drawing not just on her own experiences to form the characters in the songs but tales told by friends. “I assume the brief on me is that people think that I write these really depressing songs,” [...]

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Imelda May’s New LP

Imelda May LIFE. LOVE. FLESH. BLOOD. Decca
“I wrote ‘Should’ve Been You’ as a personal story of heartbreak, regret and eventual empowerment but when making this video I wanted it to reflect current feelings of solidarity amongst lots of women worldwide in response to events unfolding around us such as the Trump administration’s approach to affordable [...]

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Michael Schenker ‘Live’ CD/DVD

Michael Schenker FEST ‘LIVE’ TOKYO. inakustik

Michael Schenker, one of music’s greatest rock guitarists, will release Michael Schenker FEST ‘LIVE’ TOKYO – a stunning new live recording and filmed [...]

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Laura Marling’s Great New LP

Laura Marling SEMPER FEMINA. Kobalt Music Group Ltd
“SEMPER FEMINA is Laura Marling’s sixth album — an intimate, exclusive exploration of femininity and female relationships, and, arguably, among her finest work to date. Written largely on the tour that followed 2015’s Short Movie and recorded in Los Angeles with production from Blake Mills”
“I am a solitary [...]

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Grandaddy LAST PLACE Review

Grandaddy LAST PLACE. Grandaddy Music/30th Century Records/Columbia
“I was continually referring back to Grandaddy,” Lytle says. “It was kind of cool, I went back to ‘Grandaddy school’ to make another Grandaddy record. In my mind, it’s a pure place. It’s not much of a stretch, it’s kind of what I have been doing for a while [...]

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Amber Run New LP

Amber Run FOR A MOMENT, I WAS LOST. Easy Life Records/Sony Music Entertainement
Band Members
Joe Keogh - vocals, guitar
Will Jones - guitar
Tom Sperring - bass guitar
Harry Wyeth - keyboards
Glyn Daniels - drums (on album)
Producer - Ben Allen
“The new album trims the fat from previous music, and gets down to the bare bones of the songs. We’re [...]

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The Pigeon Detectives New LP

The Pigeon Detectives BROKEN GLANCES.  Dance To The Radio
Matt Bowman - lead vocals
Oliver Main - guitar
Ryan Wilson - guitar
Dave Best - bass
Jimmi Naylor - drums
Richard Formby - producer
“We’ve spent a decade writing songs for our fans, songs they could scream out loud and go wild to at gigs! On this album we felt we owed [...]

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Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes MODERN RUIN. International Death Cult/Kobalt Label Services
Frank Carter – vocals
Dean Richardson – guitars
Tom ‘Tank’ Barclay – bass guitar
Gareth Grover – drums
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are an English hardcore punk band formed in 2015 by former Gallows and Pure Love frontman Frank Carter. The band sees Carter return to the [...]

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Martha Wainwright LP Review

Martha Wainwright GOODNIGHT CITY. [PIAS]
GOODNIGHT CITY via [PIAS] is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2012 release COME HOME TO MAMA. GOODNIGHT CITY features 12 brand new songs produced by Thomas Bartlett (Surfjan Stevens, Glen Hansard) and long time producer Brad Albetta. It recalls the emotional rawness of her debut album, much of it encapsulated by the captivating lead [...]

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Nick Cave/The Bad Seeds New LP

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds SKELETON TREE. Bad Seeds Ltd
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ 16th album, SKELETON TREE, has a deep and harrowing context involving the accidental death of Cave’s twin son Arthur in 2015. Not only was this was a personal tragedy for the Cave family, but it also touched the Bad [...]

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Llandudno 2010 - Gallery: Beth Nielsen Chapman
Beth Nielsen Chapman

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