Tom McGuinness – ‘Playing For Time’

Tom McGuinness – ‘Playing For Time’

Tom McGuinness, “Playing For Time” (Repertoire)-This low key character first slipped unobtrusively into the public eye in the mid sixties as guitarist with serial hit-makers Manfred Mann and has since gone on to work with McGuinness Flint, and, for the...
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Album Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO – ‘Wembley Or Bust’

Album Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO – ‘Wembley Or Bust’

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, “Wembley Or Bust” (Sony Music)- This live “greatest hits” package was recorded at ELO’s Wembley Stadium extravaganza a few months ago, when 60,000 adoring punters were regaled with the cream of the band&#82...
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Album Review: Van Morrison – ‘Versatile’

Album Review: Van Morrison – ‘Versatile’

Van Morrison, “Versatile” (Caroline International)- Van Morrison  may be well into his seventies now but his appetite for music-making shows little  sign of diminishing, with his latest  album  following hot on the heels of September’s bl...
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Album Review: Felix Hagan and the Family – Attention Seeker

Album Review: Felix Hagan and the Family – Attention Seeker

Finally. It is here. The much anticipated debut album from Felix Hagan and the Family has made its way into our ear drums – By Jordan Cox. After catching the attention of many with the release of ‘Kiss the Misfits’,...
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Single Review: Main Grains – Rain is Over

Single Review: Main Grains – Rain is Over

Ex-Wildhearts and Yo-Yo Danny McCormack’s MAIN GRAINS return with a brand new single ‘Rain Is Over’. The marching (“Back when was I was younger“) intro gives way to Danny’s familiar motoring Bassline and his strangely captivating half spoken, half ...
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EP Review: At The Drive In – Diamante

EP Review: At The Drive In – Diamante

At The Drive In release the ‘Diamante E.P’ exclusively for Record Store Day’s November 24th’s Black Friday sale/event. The three tracks kick, spit and attack with the band’s distinctive reverberation. Opener ‘Amid Ethics’ snarls with snatch...
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Album Review: Bella Hardy – Hey Sammy

Album Review: Bella Hardy – Hey Sammy

Bella Hardy, “Hey Sammy” (Noe Records)- Bella Hardy’s globetrotting exploits have seen the Derbyshire born folkie  temporarily relocate to locations as diverse as Nashville and the Chinese province of Yunnan in recent years, and the invaluab...
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Album Review: Christy Moore – On The Road

Album Review: Christy Moore – On The Road

Christy Moore,”On The Road” (Sony Music)-This life affirming celebration of the cream of Christy Moore’s back catalogue was recorded live at seventeen different venues around the British Isles, including  London, Glasgow and Galway – B...
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Album Review: Buster Shuffle – I’ll Take What I Want

Album Review: Buster Shuffle – I’ll Take What I Want

BUSTER SHUFFLE is a band you may have seen on numerous occasions, mainly due to they’re we’ll play anywhere with anyone attitude, which means you could see them going down a storm at The Rebellion Punk Festival or supporting bands such...
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Album Review: Lucinda Williams – This Sweet Old World

Album Review: Lucinda Williams – This Sweet Old World

Lucinda Williams, “This Sweet Old World”(Highway 20/ Thirty Tigers)- Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams recently made the decision to re-record the entire contents of her much loved  album, “Sweet Old World,” re-va...
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