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ALBUM REVIEW: LAURA MARLING’S ‘SEMPER FEMINA’

“Distinct and Powerful” ★★★★ Nowadays, people sometimes find it hard to find a place for folk music. For some, folk’s authenticity has been moulded into mediocrity and banality, physically manifested […]

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Live Review: Seramic @ Omeara, 01/03/17

“Literally swells with originality.” ★★★★ Fluorescent pink light coats Omeara tonight. A new venue founded by Ben Lovett (member of Mumford & Sons), which looks like it should belong in […]

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SINGLE PREMIER: Sophie Longshaw’s ‘Hold You’

As a follow up to her stunning debut single releases in 2016 (which include a truly haunting cover of Muse’s ‘Supermassive Black Hole’), singer-songwriter Sophie Longshaw has returned with ‘Hold […]

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Introducing: The Velvet Hands

London based band Velvet Hands have caused quite a stir in the year that they’ve been around. Self releasing their first two singles; ‘Games’ and ‘Habit’, they picked up some […]

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THE BEST GIGS TO SEE THIS FEBRUARY

LAURA MVULA @ UNION CHAPEL, 3rd FEBRUARY In June 2016, Mvula returned to her music after personal struggles. I’ve never seen her live but I’ve heard her live. She did […]

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NEW ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2017

2016 has been an odd year. Shoving Trump aside, 2016 was the year when David Bowie, John Berry, Prince, George Michael, Sharon Jones and Leonard Cohen all tragically passed away. […]

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INTRODUCING: The Caress

Let me introduce you to The Caress, a 3-piece band from New Cross in South East London. Fusing whimsical lyrics and optimistic, jangling guitar riffs, The Caress echo past greats […]

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Introducing: Sløtface

Pop-punk is on the rise and, the Norwegian band, Sløtface, is spearheading it. I was lucky enough to catch up with all 4 members– Haley (vocals), Lasse (bass), Halvard (drums) and […]

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In Conversation with: Georgie

It’s late evening in south London and Georgie sits opposite me. We’re backstage in the hallowed halls of Brixton Academy where Georgie is supporting Jake Bugg. The legendary venue has […]