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EP Review: Dawn Chorus Ignites (Prima Rosa) – Take Me With You

A thoughtful rendition played on the guitar emerges from a unique creation of what sounds like a cross between an old clock and a UFO landing - This is the unique soundscape that is Dawn Chorus Ignites. Dawn Chorus Ignites was created by Ben Philcox and Mat Cook. This band creates music which is instrumental guitar based post-rock/shoegaze. With this being their third EP following some previous sell-out EPs ...

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EP Review: Edd Lane (Thin Man Records) – The Sailors Escape

"Raise the sails and face the storms, when everything else fails they'll return to port" These are just a few of the unique lyrics on Edd Lanes recently released EP - The Sailors Escape. Coming from the Westcountry (UK) this is a rare gem in terms of it being a genuinely easy to listen to piece of contemporary folk. For many people the entire genre of folk in all its forms is thought of as a specialist genr ...

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Meet The Chilis: The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Me

With news being announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame within the next few weeks, I am taken back to a time when I, myself, met the Chilis. It was the nineteenth of November 2011 and the anticipation of seeing the Chilis was phenomenal. After travelling all the way to Birmingham to see them, it felt so rewarding to see a band of this calibre pla ...

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Come Together: The Beatles And The Public

So hands up if you would like to join the magical mystery tour. My hands up. Personally, I'm a huge Beatles fan. I have to say I felt like I was the only one until recent times. The Beatles in my experience seem to be one of the few things I know to have a worldwide reputation, yet isn't outwardly listened to by many people. Don't worry folks, there is a happy ending to this story. So how can a band from th ...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Jack Cookson – My Eyes Were Blind

This song is the first original composition released by independent British musician - Jack Cookson. My Eyes Were Blind is an alternative acoustic-folk track which certainly adds to the appeal of the song as a whole. Upon first hearing this song I was pretty astounded at the quality, especially considering the fact that this isn't a huge established artist with professional recording opportunities. Jack Coo ...

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