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Patrick Griffin - Love is Cruel - Single Review

Patrick Griffin – Love is Cruel – Single Review

After the success of his previous single ‘A Different Drum’, Patrick Griffin returns with warming new track ‘Love is Cruel’. There’s elements of independence and strokes of reassurance in Patrick’s music, making it easy-listening and holding onto a gentle feel-good […]

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Peter With Rosie - The Seasons - EP Review

Peter With Rosie – The Seasons – EP Review

Following the recent successes of Christmas In A Market Town (2018) and Nine Lessons: A Christmas Album (2019), husband and wife team, Pete(r) Adams and Rosie Green return with their first non-festive release in the form of The Seasons, a […]

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Up the Bug – Daddy (No Way) – Single Review

Up the Bug – Daddy (No Way) – Single Review

For what seems to have been an eternity we have had to endure the oh so serious and po-faced Ska of Madness and Bad Manners, who subjected us to live shows that were marred by static performances and hushed silences […]

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Stuart Woolfenden - Man of the House - Single Review

Stuart Woolfenden – Man of the House – Single Review

Marking his second release of 2020, Stuart Woolfenden reveals a vulnerable side on his latest single ‘Man of the House’. As the follow up to his self-produced ‘Show It’ back in March, Stuart returns with an emotional electro-pop number. Based […]

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Eva and the Blue Dive – Written in Red – Single Review

“Written in Red” by Eva and The Blue Dive has been out since March, and it’s a heartfelt, passionate piece of indie-folk with plaintive vocals.  I was reminded of The Cranberries, in how Eva’s elegiac voice stands against the shimmering guitars […]

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The Leon Daye Band - Stone Cold Mama - single Review

The Leon Daye Band – Stone Cold Mama – Single Review

Two years ago, Cirencester based singer-songwrite Leon Daye, delivered a ‘Gift’ of an EP. An acclaimed release that found favour with the gig going public of Gloucestershire and beyond as he became a regular on the live music scene. Following […]

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Zilch - Drought - single Review

Zilch – Drought – single Review

Struggling to get out of bed in a morning, as the days, hours and minutes all merge into one during lockdown. Well grab some headphones, and turn up the volume, and let Zilch wake you up with their new single. […]

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Lower Loveday - I'd Do Anything - Single Review

Lower Loveday – I’d Do Anything – Single Review

Having seen Lower Loveday perform in venues around Worcester, most notably at Worcester Music Festival, I have followed their progress avidly via social media, with their song “The fire that burns inside” becoming a well played addition to my local […]

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Max Stockin - YOU - Single Review

Max Stockin – YOU – Single Review

It’s no secret that since reviewing “Better to Burn”, the second single from Max Stockin since venturing into a solo career after “Do you Remember”, I’ve been keen to put pen to paper (or finger to screen if we’re going […]

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