Band of the week: The Pretty Reckless

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Source The Pretty Reckless band I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this band, but I bet that all the girls that watched Gossip Girl series definitely know who Taylor Momsen is. The Pretty Reckless is an American hard rock band with Taylor Momsen as lead vocals and rhythm guitarist, Ben Phillips as lead guitarist and backing vocals, Mark Damon as bass player and Jamie Perkins as drummer. Their…

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Peter Darling – Uh Huh Huh

Peter Darling described Uh Huh Huh to me as ‘a simple nostalgic pop song under 3 mins – standard.’ That’s the thing about songs that just work. They often are short and simple, a pleasing melody around basic chord structures, the right notes and the right words all working together to sound like the feeling of being barefoot in the grass, or seeing eyes that smile, or hearing church bells in the distance, or responding to the delight…

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The Strypes – A Snapshot into the Future?

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Snapshot… Where to start? This album is the closest we’ve had to the raw sound of the early sixties since the early sixties. Aged only between 16 and 17, and with their debut album reaching the top 5, these 4 boys are really starting to make a name for themselves. They’ve already got Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Roger Daltrey, Noel Gallagher and Dave Grohl behind them, and I think  if 5 of the biggest musicians in the…

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Upcoming Artists – Dave Giles

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Since first appearing in 2007, with indie-rock band The Rileys, Dave Giles has made a big impact on the UK music scene. After The Rileys split in 2010, Dave began to establish himself as an independent singer-songwriter, frequently touring and continuing to build up his ever-loyal fanbase. Dave performing with The Rileys So far he’s released 4 EP’s, with the most recent, Call of Duty, reaching number 7 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. His most impressive…

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James Blunt Makes A Comeback With ‘Bonfire Heart’

I’m sure if any of us searched the dusty corners of our musical memory banks, we’d find the unmistakable and unforgettable lyrics to James Blunt’s breakout hit ‘You’re Beautiful.’ The catchy track that earned him a #4 spot on Billboards top songs of 2006 list. Well if you’re one of those people whose been living in 2006 for the past seven years, you’ll be excited to know that James Blunt has returned. His new single…

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Peter Darling – Limehouse

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Singers, songwriters, singer songwriters…everywhere you look more seem to appearing. Peter Darling is something of a unique proposition. Not just in that he is a slightly quirky bloke to have a chat with, but that his music is engaging, exciting, classic and complex, whilst being simple and instantaneously captivating. He has just released his second album, Limehouse which marks the first of what should be a prolific rate of work that will see him releasing…

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Peter Darling

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Singers, songwriters, singer songwriters…everywhere you look more seem to appearing. Peter Darling is something of a unique proposition. Not just in that he is a slightly quirky bloke to have a chat with, but that his music is engaging, exciting, classic and complex, whilst being simple and instantaneously captivating. He has just released his second album, Limehouse which marks the first of what should be a prolific rate of work that will see him releasing…

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Palms (Deftones+Isis) stream debut album

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Source Nice album artwork for Palms debut album Yes, we are talking here about a collaboration between Deftones and Isis, more exactly about the Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and former member of Isis, Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide. You can check more about the band on their official website. The album is self-titled, Palms, and is going to be officially released on 25th June this year, but today they officially…

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DOOM at Leeds Festival

MF DOOM Press Shot Masked underground hip-hop sensation MF DOOM has recently been added to the lineup for Leeds Festival in August, and here’s a few reasons why you should be as excited as I am. But first, a brief profile. MF DOOM (Daniel Dumile) has been on the hip hop/rap scene ever since his early work with KMD in ’88. Before the release of their second album, the group were dropped…

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Single On Repeat at the Moment

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Cut Your Hair – Mad Love   Now this is possibly the strangest but catchiest song I’ve heard for a while. Opening with the lyrics  “Raveee…” does make me think “what is this”? But I’m soon over that when I hear the wonderfully soothing guitar strings combine with the melodic piano riffs and vocals that may remind you of something from the 90’s . At first I assumed this was a generic indie pop band from…

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