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Mutante II by Mutante

Mutante II by Mutante – Album Review

it’s difficult to know where things can go next with electronic music, but Mutante seem to know. From the experimental 70s of Eno, Kraftwerk, and Tangerine; via the the pop-centric 80s of Depeche, Cabaret, and YMO; to the rave and […]

Ali Clinton - Versions - EP

Ali Clinton – Versions – EP Review

The way I see it, there’s two ways to do a cover version of a song.  One is to try and copy the original as faithfully as possible – paying tribute to why you liked it in the first place.  […]

The Strays Freakshow Cover

The Strays – Freakshow – Single Review

What I want from a pop single is a short sharp, energetic whoomph of energy, and that’s exactly what you get from Freakshow by The Strays. Uncomplicated and enthusiastic it’s a fish finger sandwich or a nice slice of cake; […]

Woo Fest team members

Woo Fest secures big name acts in new virtual format

Woo Fest an award-winning county music festival taking place virtually this summer, because of social distancing measures, has secured new big name acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Grant Nicholas, from Feeder, and Toyah Wilcox. Woo Fest, which will be streamed live […]

Sunset Silver - It's About Time - EP Review

Sunset Silver – It’s About Time – Album Review

Sunset Silver have been writing music and jamming together for the past 15 years after meeting in Highschool, so it’s only right that they name their debut EP ‘It’s About Time’. The band’s first-ever release is an aptly named insight […]

The Black And Blues Band - A lonely Road – Album Review

The Black And Blues Band, ‘A lonely Road’ – Album Review

Old school friends and long-serving professional musicians, The Black and Blues Band trace their roots back to the school yard. Frontman Roger Keenan delivers vocals alongside Jon Williams’ guitar, Alan Vincent on bass, and Gary Santry clattering drumsticks, beating skins […]