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Fyfe – Solace

Choices… choices… going for one from my The Great Escape 2014 Hitlist today, my shortlist of 56 bands narrowed down from the 315-strong TGE2014 longlist of bands playing at this year’s Festival of new music in Brighton. High up on… Continue Reading →

Emily Wells – Passenger

Mind. Blown. Just had to get that out there before I go into any detail about last night’s performance from Emily Wells at The Lexington. I’d listened to her 2012 album, Mama (Partisan Records), a few times before the show,… Continue Reading →

Belle Mare – Charade

I love it when a song makes my spine tingle: Belle Mare – “Charade” Perhaps it was the unexpected discovery, perhaps it was the antidote to the hustle of the office, or perhaps it was the echo in the stripped… Continue Reading →

Annie Eve – Body Weight

Playing catch-up here a little, so there’s going to be a flurry of activity while I do it. If you don’t experience a sharp intake of breath when the vocal truly kicks in at about 45s, you may well not… Continue Reading →

Hannah Cohen – The Crying Game

“Hannah Cohen is an American singer-songwriter”, says Google. Factual, yes, but doesn’t even come close to doing her justice. The first words that come to mind on hearing her voice are, for me, delicate, vulnerable, sincere, tentative – as though she’s fearful of even… Continue Reading →

Chelsea Wolfe – The Way We Used To

Confession time – I discovered Chelsea Wolfe through Ricall. She’s one of their Ones to Watch for 2013 and actually my favourite of the lot. Musically, she reminds me of one of my favourite artists and most memorable live artists… Continue Reading →

Jake Bugg – Taste It

Jake Bugg is 18 years old. Just let that sink in for a second – and now listen: Jake Bugg – “Taste It” I couldn’t get tickets for the London dates – they sold out between my deciding to go… Continue Reading →

Abi Wade – Hope

Listening to much of her music, you’d be forgiven for thinking Abi Wade was at least 3 people. The sounds she combines into complex rhythms, created with just a ‘cello, the various implements she uses to strike it and a foot-pedalled… Continue Reading →

More James Vincent McMorrow

Heads up – I may come across as a bit of a James Vincent McMorrow groupie in this post…I don’t really mind though, every time I hear something new from him I rave for a while. I last posted about… Continue Reading →

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