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Cage The Elephant – Social Cues: Album Review

On their fifth album Social Cues, Cage The Elephant delve into pastures new and old while exploring some of their most personal subject matters to date. Despite this and the obvious moments of class and intrigue, this album feels somewhat laboured and lacking in comparison with their previous efforts.
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Ranking King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 2017 Albums

In 2017, Australian psychedelic prog-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard added the award for ‘hardest working band in the world’ to their ‘best band name’ award by releasing FIVE studio albums. The most impressive part about this was that they all contained different themes, concepts and sounds; something bands struggle to do over the course of decades let alone 12 months. But what’s the best of the five? Well, in celebration of their latest album Fishing For Fishies, I’ve decided to rank their 2017 efforts here. Continue reading “Ranking King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 2017 Albums”

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Anderson .Paak – Ventura: Album Review

Just under five months after the release of his last album Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to his crooning best with a soulful trip into the roots of jazz and funk music. Oxnard was his rap coming-of-age, but Ventura is where Anderson feels most at home, releasing slick and seductive neo-soul from the heart with an extra dose of finger snapping. Continue reading “Anderson .Paak – Ventura: Album Review”

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The Greatest Of All Time Episode 3: Pharrell Williams

Episode three of our Greatest of all Time series, in which we break down the musical influence and career of true living legends, is dedicated to iconic singer, rapper, producer extraordinaire Pharrell Williams. He is a 12 time Grammy Winner, a one time Academy Award winner and all round phenomenon of the industry. In this post we will look at his solo work as well as his work with The Neptunes, N*E*R*D and his endless production credits. Continue reading “The Greatest Of All Time Episode 3: Pharrell Williams”

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James Blake @ O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester – April 7th 2019: Gig Review

On Sunday night I went to watch James Blake on the first night of the UK leg of his Assume Form tour. Performing classic hits, new material and even a cover of hometown heroes, Blake proved his talents on multiple fronts. Here’s what I thought of a huge night for one of the country’s most unsung musical talents. Continue reading “James Blake @ O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester – April 7th 2019: Gig Review”