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Korb – Korb II – Album Review

These days I’m desperately trying not to contextualise everything in relation to this ‘new normal-Brexit-Trump-BLM-Climate-Echo-chamber’ thing but seriously? Am I alone in trying to remember what good is, where my happy place is, what’s the actual zeitgeist? From a musical […]

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Jonny Melodic – Hawks and Doves – Album Review

The choice of music at significant moments in our lives is vitally important. Consider the first dance at your wedding should you choose to proclaim to the world your feelings – is that the sound of Frank Wilson’s “Do I […]

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Zilch – Cigars and Diazepam – EP Review

Worcester Based grunge/alt rock trio Zilch release their long-awaited first EP ‘Cigars and Diazepam’ Having played shows across the midlands and have released several singles along the way as they solidified their place as one of Worcester’s most promising live […]

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Goodbye Cassini – Lightning Strikes – Single Review

Friday 11th September sees the release of the next single from Goodbye Cassini, an alt-rock band from Worcestershire which came together during lockdown and has continued to grow their musical offerings. “Lightning Strikes” is a song that was first developed […]

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The Arboretum, Beyond This Horizon – single Review

“Beyond This Horizon” seems to offer a shaft of light in the murk.  These are the days of streaming individual songs rather than whole albums, with millions of songs available instantly and the impatience that goes with it: “It gets […]

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Nomad Dooley, Trying to Survive – Album Review

If Spitting Image was commissioned again, in these contemporary times, I truly believe that three hours per episode would not be long enough to capture the madness of modernity; respect to Nomad Dooley for accepting the challenge and producing an […]

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The Arboretum – Emergence – Single Review

The Arboretum have taken lockdown seriously.  They’ve put the time to strong, creative use and have allowed new music to seep out at a steady rate.  This review covers their last two songs, “Emergence” released in August, and “Beyond This […]

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Worcester Disco Festival – Ibiza Classics Fiesta @ Sixways Stadium

Worcester Warriors rugby club, sixways stadium, sixways, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 8ZE Sat 12th September 1PM – 7PM Pro-Ject Events Uk – House Music Production & Events Company organising warehouse raves, outdoor festivals boat parties and intimate parties. combining world renowned […]