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Alfa Mist @ Gorilla

Meticulously crafted emotional dramatic jazz lashed with classical soundtrack / hip-hop elements to create great urban modern yet timeless soundscapes. In many too many words a description of what you can expect from Newham’s melancholy mastermind, though language was unnecessary when Alfa plonked into his seat at the keys, all instruments concentric upon his sturdy […]

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Pitchfork – Arms Akimbo

You’re driving with the top down on the winding, cliff-ridden roads of Los Angeles. The air is thick with humidity. The wind is blowing. As you drive, the golden hour illuminates the crimson seascape with a setting burning yellow sun that hangs over the darkening waters of California. Wispy clouds of faded white are scrawled across the canvas of […]

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Real Talk – Emily Chambers

“Real Talk” features the all-too familiar narrative of staying in a bad relationship for too long and confronting the uncomfortable, staleness that the love may have become. Chambers has a versatile voice – moving from speak-singing to pure, powerful vocals, “This ain’t love, this ain’t love”. She captures the intense, tumultuous emotions involved in love […]

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Ozade – Selfish Selflessness

There’s funky guitar, husky vocals and assorted instruments and waves of sound in this “Selfish Selflessness” track. The hook will be ringing in your ear long after you have listened, I think my favourite part is a semi-breakdown after the second chorus, of ethereal, whistling instruments on top of a steady drum beat which leads […]

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Zurra – READ BETWEEN THE LINES

24-year-old electronic music producer and DJ Zurra has a new single on the way titled ‘Read Between the Lines’. It is a delightful and unexpected soundscape which proves yet again that there is no corner of the House music spectrum that Zurra will leave unturned. The vibe is infectious and energetic from the get go. […]

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Ozade

Self-taught musician Luke Puzzar decided to take music seriously as a career path in his early twenties. His upcoming solo project Ozade – The River Ouse is set to be a multi-layered delight of musicianship, featuring catchy, funky beats and bass with various tones and instruments panned to ensure no area of the context you […]

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Ted Kennedy- Not Enough

The immediate attack of techno synth and pounding kick drum had me reeling and confused for I suspected a run-of-the-mill electronica instrumental with predictable drops etc. Instead pleasant surprises await as moody baritones emanate chorally from the lungs of Ted Kennedy, swirling misty-eyed and melancholic through a new wave wormhole, reaching outside the warp for […]

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Drenge @ The O2 Ritz Manchester

I first saw Drenge at Reading & Leeds in 2013. After reading about them a couple of weeks before in NME, I popped their name into YouTube and ran through a few of their songs. They had this muddy, fast sound polluted with elements of garage and grunge. it was infectious. I thought, ‘this is […]

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Lenny Bull – Don’t Talk About It

Some singers like to show off their vocal range. They like to impress with their skills by reaching every key possible. Some singers, however, are much better when they’re not putting the vocal talents to the forefront. They choose to treat their songs like a conversation with their audience, rather than a showcase for themselves. […]

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Lauren Aquilina @ Manchester Academy 2

I last had the pleasure of reviewing Lauren Aquilina on her highly anticipated tour at The Deaf Institute, Manchester, after retiring from music creation. Luckily for myself and her other fans, she unretired and returned with a new sound in 2018 for her single “Psycho”. As an equally dedicated fan of both Lauren and Nina […]

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