Reviews

Album | Ed Harcourt – Furnaces

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I’m not sure I believe Ed Harcourt when he says he’s a ‘beast of a man’, as he claims on ‘Loup Garou’, the third track of his new album, Furnaces. In my admittedly limited experience of man-beasts, they don’t go…

Album | Blossoms – Blossoms

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Blossoms have no small dreams. They want success on the grand scale of like Oasis, the Beatles, and (dare I say it) Abba. On their first disc, they have the kind of radio friendly sound that’s mature beyond their years.…

Album | Lou Rhodes – theyesandeye

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For Lou Rhodes the distance between trip-hop and folk music is shorter than you think. As one half of Lamb she’s recorded six trip-hop albums, yet it’s not hard to see how with different instrumentation those songs would still work…

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…