Track by Track | Bess Atwell

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With the release of her stunning debut record, Bess Atwell has kindly provided FFS with a Track by Track run down of Hold Your Mind. Here are Bess’ thoughts on how her record was written and recorded… 1. A THOUSAND LOVERS…

Album | Look Park – Look Park

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Fountains of Wayne were never held in the same regard as other power pop players like Teenage Fanclub or Weezer.  Maybe it’s because their biggest moment, ‘Stacy’s Mom’, was  a bubblegum MTV hit about a schoolboy crush which McFly would’ve…

Live Review | Latitude Festival 2016

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Ah, Latitude. Don’t ever go changing. Returning to the Suffolk grounds of Henham Park for the 5th consecutive year, all things needed to make a festival ‘special’ seemed to be in place. A strong line up, beautiful weather, and reasonably…

Album | Michael Kiwanuka – Love and Hate

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Singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, whose 2012 debut Home Again drew comparisons to the greats of soul music, has joined forces with producer Danger Mouse for his second album, Love and Hate: a wonderfully intriguing pair of unique, talented artists whose music…

Album | Woodkid and Nils Frahm – Ellis

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This release couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. With anti-immigration and scapegoat antics ruling Western politics, French folk favorite Woodkid (aka Yoann Lemoine) and ambient pianist Nils Frahm have teamed up to create an emotional and haunting soundtrack…

Competition | Win tickets to Boomtown Fair

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Boomtown Fair isn’t your normal summer festival. Certainly other festivals have their quirky, creative areas but Boomtown goes deeper. Much deeper. The whole site is dedicated to the premise of a (temporary) fantastical city, split into nine distinct districts. Each…

Album | Michael Dause – The Sound of Self-Destruction

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Since his self-titled first full-length release in 2012, Novi’s Michael Dause has exemplified himself as a tour-de-force, capable of completely self-producing a competent release from top-to-bottom. From a contemplative, versatile lyric and vocal delivery paired with complex multi-instrumental backing courtesy…