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ALBUM REVIEW

Furns - Final Cut

The Danish duo’s third album continues to provide a refreshing change as they blend nordic vibes into their chilled and infectious soul-pop creations.

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EP REVIEW

Marie Dahlstrom - Nine EP

It is in the quieter and more considered moments that I often find the greatest pleasures. It is why Marie Dahlstrom’s new e.p. has been a constant soundtrack for a while now.

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ALBUM REVIEW

The Band Called Oh - Guerrilla Gardening

An album built around the concept of Guerrilla Gardening, a movement that sought to improve the urban decay of 60’s New York is certainly a brave and fascinating idea. We took a listen to the Norwegian band's new album.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 11:05

REVERSE LIGHTS ON: Nosizwe - In Fragments

Let’s do some maths.

If the availability of recording software and access to small but well-equipped studios means that more and more music is finding its way out in the world, but the amount of people actually reviewing (as opposed to just sharing and streaming) is decreasing then it goes without saying that smaller (but perfectly formed) sites such as this often have trouble keeping up with all the great music that comes its way. But just because the review might not appear at the point of release, there is no reason why we can’t still help the cause a little further down the line.

I say this by way of explaining why this review is of an album which has been out in the world for over a year now, but great music is always going to find a champion, they just might take a while to get around to it. And In Fragments was never going to get too far away, for this is indeed great music.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 09:43

Furns - Final Cut

Some music is reminiscent of where it comes from geographically speaking, some is invested with a taste of where it wants to go. Furns somehow manage to blend both these vibes into their chilled and infectious soul-pop creations.

Saturday, 02 December 2017 00:24

The Band Called Oh - Guerrilla Gardening

I really wanted to like The Band Called Oh (N) album more. Everything about it on paper ticks many of my personal creative boxes.

An album built around the concept of Guerrilla Gardening, a movement that sought to improve the urban decay of 60’s New York is certainly a brave and fascinating idea. One which weaves politics and ecology with form-shifting progressive pop, chimes with the distant echoes of soul music’s revolutionary battlecry and explores forward thinking “music as art” potential.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:46

Snoh Aalegra - Feels

Music is the product of more than just the notes and the words that fashion its outer shell. It also carries the artistic DNA of its creator, it speaks of their life journey, and it also soaks up something of the place that it is made in. It is probably the most natural thing in the world to write smooth and vibrant music if you look out of the window and see the azure blue of the Pacific Ocean or the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean.

Snoh Aalegra, however, is proof, if proof were needed, that the cooler Scandinavian climes and the rain-soaked London streets can also influence music in a positive way.
Monday, 13 November 2017 15:39

Linn & Freddie - Right Here in The Middle

Sonny & Cher.
Rufus & Chaka Khan.
Linn & Freddie.

If the third duo is new to you, then we've got a feeling you don't live in the Stockholm or are unfamiliar with the underground soul music scene in Sweden.

And that's why we're here!

Music maestro Freddie (aka Freddie Cruger / Red Astaire) and vocal songstress Linn (Linn Segolson) have released their long-awaited second album - Right Here in the Middle.

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