Review: Duke Special – Look out Machines


It must have been hard for Belfast born Duke Special (AKA Peter Wilson) to makes a return as dramatic as the eyeliner-dreadlock combo he wears but he nevertheless achieves it with much success with his new album “Look Out Machines”. A significant departure from his previous 2012 album “Oh Pioneer”, “Look Out Machines” takes the beautiful, More...

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By Alice Sholl On Friday, February 21st, 2014

Johnny Panic & the Fever: Sleep the Sleep of Fever EP – review

Johnny Panic & the Fever are back. Or rather, they’re kind of here for the first time, but you don’t sense that this is their first EP: Sleep the Sleep of Fever. It’s been almost a year since More...

By Alice Benbow On Friday, November 8th, 2013

Bastille: All This Bad Blood

Bastille hit the Academy in Manchester for a much-anticipated sold out show on October 22, alongside Manchester’s own Swiss Lips and the beautiful Chlöe Howl. Opening the gig was Swiss Lips, with their infectious More...

By Maisie Ridgway On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Noah and The Whale: Heart of Nowhere – review

Noah and The Whale’s Heart of Nowhere is the soundtrack to growing up, it’s all about coming of age recounted through sweet pop hooks and orchestral scores. It’s unsurprising therefore to find an element More...

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By Caroline Harrow On Monday, May 6th, 2013

Tribes: Wish To Scream – review

Tribes’ first album, which came out at the start of last year, was one I listened to a lot over summer last year. As the evenings are longer and we’re getting great weather, their follow up comes out just in More...

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By Joe Place On Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Frank Turner: Tape Deck Heart – review

Frank Turner’s new album Tape Deck Heart is a lengthy 18 songs, his longest album so far. However, the quality is by no means diminished, and there is enough variety. It’s definitely less of a solo project than More...

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By Hannah Goodwin On Monday, April 8th, 2013

Palma Violets: 180 – review

Palma Violets have recently caused a stir in the music world with the band bursting onto the scene with debut album 180. Being hailed as the next big thing in indie music, the album does display the potential of More...

By Sydney Cronin On Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Suede: Bloodsports – review

In terms of 90s nostalgia, pulling off a comeback in the last few years hasn’t been thought of as much in the way of originality. Pulp are back. Blur are back. The Stone Roses… very much here. But in the More...

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By Tom Edwards On Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Albums you should listen to: No.1 – Feels by Animal Collective (2005)

Primitive and emotive, it  takes you to new peaks of wonder while sounding undeniably attractive. This album echoes right through you. It’s the type of sound that a baby or toddler would adore to listen More...

By Alice Benbow On Monday, February 4th, 2013

Sound of the week – Wave Machines

Having been described as everything from electro-pop to alternative rock, local Liverpool band Wave Machines, led by Tim Bruzon, put out their debut album Wave If You’re Really There in 2009 – a couple of More...