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Review: Sun Glitters - Fading Days (by @keefyh)

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Victor Ferreira a.k.a. Sun Glitters uses the full extent of his armoury on this excellent new EP. The signature panning and fading is prevalent in abundance and the sound mix is full leaving you submerged in a bed of fuzz.

Add to this the introduction of vocal samples, a new departure for Ferreira and you have what can only be described as a dream-like haze. At no time does Fading Days fall into…

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Review: Ace Frehley - Space Invader by @florenfermiza

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Ace Frehley is the least unbearable member of KISS, his solo forays always look a bit overshadowed by both his career both inside KISS, and their most notable single ‘New York Groove’  which, by the way, I have some special affection because it accompanied me several times back to México D.F.

Having said this, I can only regret that the most recent work of Ace Frehley, to put it mildly, is not…

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Review: Beach Day @beachdayband - Native Echoes (by @noisy_bishop_jr) Out on @kaninerecords

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nativeechoes

From the book of “How to deftly avoid a sophomore slump” comes another example, filed under “B”. It’s Beach Day and now they are back with their sweet American rock, distilled in funky waterin’ holes in Hollyweird, Florida. The new album is Native Echoes and it sounds like, ah, well, we need to cover the songs before judging the full album, right? If you are rushing off to save starving sheep,…

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Review: Lisa Gerrard - Twilight Kingdom (by @keefyh)

Where do you start in the discussion group  “ambient music - is it just boring?” Let’s be fair, “New Age Music” mostly holds up is its angelic faerie hands freshly washes in meaningless synthesiser soap.

Beacons: a playlist review of @beaconsfest

A Festival For Pals In the unlikeliest move of 2014 I somehow managed a free ride and entry to Yorkshire’s premier musical hotspot.

Reseña: Godsmack - 1000 HP (por @florenfermiza)

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El más reciente disco de Godsmack, 1000 hp llega 4 años después de The Oracle, y aunque 4 años pueden sonar a mucho tiempo, creo que los fans de la banda apreciarán que se hayan tomado el tiempo suficiente para realizar un disco que no desmerece la reputación ni pierde el estilo de la banda.

Encontramos en este disco, el clásico…

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Review: Slow Club @SLOWCLUBHQ - Complete Surrender

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You know what they say about modern hits – ‘they don’t write them like they used to’… Err, actually, Slow Club have just about managed a full records worth of modern golden oldies so this time they would be wrong.

Complete Surrender is the Sheffield duo’s third record and a follow up to 2011’s Paradise.

‘The Pieces’ is the latest single to come from the record and is out-and-out the stand out…

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Review: The Travelling Band @TravellingBand - The Big Defreeze

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The biggest compliment I can find for this superb release is that listening to The Big Defreeze is like wearing your most comfortable clothes while out with your best friends and having the time of your life.

It is laden with gorgeous harmonies, soaring anthemic choruses and song structures that just come back round to haunt you. Add this to a cosmic Mancunianblend of Americana and you have one…

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