There’s a reason why 21-year-old Meghan Trainor is being touted for greatness in 2015 after several years of writing hits for other people. You’ll (...)
Chandos members grew up in the town of Allston, Massachusetts, so it’s no surprise they have absorbed the musical DNA of their Boston compatri(...)
Matt Hales upped sticks and moved to California after his fifth album in 2010, vowing never to make another Aqualung record. Having spent the (...)
When a band delivers lyrics about severed hands and blood transfusions wrapped up in a perky indiepop package, you know it’s no ordinary album(...)
She is a veteran of the modern folk movement, but Ani Di Franco’s 24th studio album finds the New Yorker in a relatively content state of being.
James Mercer is one of the finest indiepop songwriters in operation today, but his early material, released under Flake Music, has hitherto be(...)
The words “scraping” and “barrel” are all too obvious here. So too are “cash” and “in”.
It’s a no-brainer that Boyzone have decided to rel(...)
There is only so much that a band can absorb from their influences without sounding either like a complete rip-off or ineffectively diluted. Cork q(...)
Judging by their amusingly honest mission statement (“to capitalise on The Replacements’ reunion and possible accompanying wave of nostalgia for scrap(...)
In the midst of riding the “awesome wave” generated by their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut, Alt-J lost a member when bassist Gwil Sainsbury left(...)
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