Clean Bandit “Rather Be” single review

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Cambridge based Clean Bandit have returned with an absolute gem for the charts with their new single Rather Be. Featuring the lovely vocals of Jess Glynne, the fresh and memorable tune appears to be lighting up the eyes of every listener. The band are well known for their blended classical club chart hits and Rather Be is no different. The blend of violins and pianos with dance pop rhythms are definitely what keeps this track…

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BANDS TO WATCH – Tissue Culture

  Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, a city renown for it’s relentlessly hard working and ever-growing music scene, Tissue Culture are the latest addition to the gang, and they’re kicking up quite a fuss. Over the last 12 months Tissue Culture have taken the local scene by storm. Off the back of their debut EP (‘Saint Waleric’) release last October, the brooding five-piece have racked up an extensive and impressive portfolio of live shows and…

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Cloud Nothings Primer + New Album Teaser

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  Cloud Nothings are set to release their third studio album early next year. Why should you care? Well, simply put, Cloud Nothings are one of the best bands out there right now. Their most recent album, Attack on Memory, was one of 2012’s best and saw the group take a huge step forward. What follows is a brief primer of Cloud Nothings for those who want to get some exposure to the band before…

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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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