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REVIEW: SAVANNAH GARZA – THERE FOR YOU

Fresh from San Antonio, Texas comes the sound of 15-year-old Savannah Garza. Having already built up a steady following on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube where her covers of ‘Jar Of Hearts’, ‘Hey There Delilah’ and ‘Price Tag’ among others continue…

REVIEW: RISE AGAINST – THE BLACK MARKET

With a very operatic introduction, mere seconds long, it takes moments before, as expected, the bass and drums kick in to present an ear piercing, fist thumping opening track in the form of ‘The Great Die-Off’. The frenetic pace keeps…

REVIEW: ERIC CLAPTON & FRIENDS – THE BREEZE: AN APPRECIATION OF JJ CALE

With a career spanning more than four decades, Eric Clapton is once again ready to leave a new imprint on the music world with this new collection. Somehow able to win over audiences of all ages, opening track ‘Call Me…

REVIEW: THE BEDROOM HOUR – HINTERLAND

The musical interlude opening of ‘Ocean’ makes for quite a soothing and unique start to the album, closely followed by ‘Sea Without Water’, a toe tapping number which works well to set the tone for the collection. Stuart Drummond may…

MEET MOLLIE!

Already building up quite a following through her blogging, 20-year-old Mollie Bylett from London is about to branch out into the world of music. She happily agreed to chat with me to talk influences, first singles, future ambitions and how…

REVIEW: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

With this next installment in the X-Men franchise, MARVEL are tightening their grip on the summer movie market, and such a grip is very, very tight. Although the idea of robots and machines destroying other races on the planet may…

LIVE: EMILY MAGUIRE – THE MET, BURY – 28/03/14

In the dimly lit studio room of The Met, candles on each table flicker as Emily, accompanied by bass player husband Christian, steps on stage to mild applause. Opening her set with ‘Free’, she takes a moment to remember the…

LIVE: NINA NESBITT PLUS GUESTS – MANCHESTER HMV RITZ – 21/03/14

With a good audience to perform to, openers Of Beasts And The Moon, made up of Mia Callens and Sean Neale, play with tenacity and passion – not that the majority of the crowd before them pay much attention. Sean…

LIVE: FALL OUT BOY PLUS GUESTS: MANCHESTER PHONES4U ARENA 17/03/14

New Politics of Copenhagen, Denmark open the show, performing to an arena that isn’t even half full. Despite this, introducing themselves with a succession of hand claps, none of which were repeated or joined in with by the eager few…

REVIEW: ALEX JAMES ELLISON – DUVET DAYS EP

In opening with ‘Recipe For Life’ and with the track resulting in what sounds like his attempt to pop-rap, this EP has a rather unusual start, perhaps leading many to feel this a weak number and hoping to be impressed…