Review: Russians Pushking seek global success
Pushking, “The World As We Love It” (Eagle Rock)
For 15 long years, Pushking has toiled away in the musical gulag, churning out albums for the masses in Russia. Now, they’re making a bold bid to emigrate to worldwide stardom, backed by a veritable Nobel Committee of classic rock heroes from the [...]
Cosmo Jarvis – Gay Pirates
Well, where do we begin? Cosmo Jarvis has certainly gone for a politically charged edge with Gay Pirates, a poppy sea shanty-style tune, with a singalong chorus full of ragtag shouty types cheering along. Essentially a historically-set tale of unaccepted gay love on a pirate ship, the simple lyrics and strummy tunes [...]
Badly Drawn Boy – I Saw You Walk Away
It´s been a while since I listened to Badly Drawn Boy; in fact, I´ll be honest, it´s been forever. Damon Gough has been a busy bloke since One Plus One is One graced my car stereo, but I never felt that compelled to pick up his stuff, and [...]
Martin Sexton – Sugarcoating
It really is about time that someone wrote a song about 9/11 that doesn’t either gush with patriotic bullishness or bemoan the fate of the poor locals in Afghanistan and Iraq and Mr Sexton has come up with a cracker.
Your are hearing a a good ol’ country story/song with a wistful pedal-steel and [...]
Memory9 feat. Juakali – Mission
Memory9 is a self-taught musician from Italy who, after years of performing many shows across North America and Europe, eventually landed in London, where he started playing regularly at clubs and festivals. His latest single is Mission, featuring Juakali’s vocals.
It’s a crushing piece of ragga-tronica. Slamming drum hits thump against brooding basslines [...]
Chapel Club – Palace
Love, lust, death, dreams, theological reference, poetic imagery – just part of what Chapel Club have turned out on this much anticipated debut album, ‘Palace’. Having been heralded as a band set to break for the last three years, it is only now that they have they finally unleashed the long-awaited big one. [...]
Chase & Status – Blind Faith
Chase & Status continue to be one of the most innovative and exciting acts around at present. New single ‘Blind Faith’ again raises the bar, with a heavy inclusion of Loleatta Holloway’s ‘Love Sensation’ to create an air of commercialism to the track.
The track also features vocals from new vocalist Liam [...]
The Lucky Strikes – Gabriel Forgive My 22 Sins
There is something brewing out in the Thames Estuary with bands from both the Kent and Essex sides creating some very fine rock, jazz and Blues.
It used ti be the haunt of Eddie & The Hotrods, Dr Feelgood and recently the Hamsters but now we see The Lucky [...]
The Last Republic – CCTV
The Last Republic is a band you can get excited about quickly. After a few listens, comparisons become apparent between them and England’s favourites Keane (come on, you know you love Keane) as well as Muse. CCTV mixes guitar and keyboard turning the track into an instant anthem, something you can get [...]
CD Releases – February 1st 2011
Rod Stewart – Best Of…The Great American Songbook
Ricky Martin – Musica + Alma + Sexo
The JaneDear Girls – The JaneDear Girls
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From A Zulu Farm
Matisyahu – [...]