Music For Your Pleasure

By Jason Barnard As we enter 2018 there are a range of new aural delights out to tempt the discerning listener. Lucille Furs are the hottest new band to get my toes tapping. As The Lemon Twiggs reinvigorated the 70s sound in 2017, Lucille Furs will surely do the same for the late 60s music […]

Sister John – Returned From Sea

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 19:49 | Category : Reviews
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By Mark Waters LP on Late Night from Glasgow, 500 copies Some superb late night music is contained within the covers of the new Sister John album “Returned From Sea”. Housed in a lovely thick gatefold sleeve with lyric insert on 180 gram vinyl we have a rootsy folk rock album with great lyrics – […]

Georgie Fame – The Complete 1967 Recordings

Sunday, 17 September 2017, 11:42 | Category : Reviews
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Out now on RPM Cherry Red, this new double cd set captures the complete 1967 recordings of Georgie Fame at the apex of his popular success. As a new signing for the CBS, the label was determined to embed his solo stardom, leading to pressure to keep the hits coming which, at times, rubbed against […]

Joss Cope – Unrequited Lullabies

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:06 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Joss Cope is arguably best known musically for his contributions to brother Julian’s landmark albums ‘Fried’ and ‘St Julian’, and later releases on the Creation label as part of Something Pretty Beautiful. His new album ‘Unrequited Lullabies’ English post-punk psychedelic sound shares much with these 80s indie landmarks. Despite it’s anglophile nature […]

Lotte Kestner – Off White

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 20:08 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Four years ago Anna-Lynne Williams under the Lotte Kestner moniker recorded one of my favourite albums ‘The Bluebird of Happiness’. A window on her soul, its delicate dark folk signature was a record that most artists could not reach, let alone surpass. Since then Anna-Lynne has released a couple of excellent […]

Nick Nicely – Ghostdream

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 21:20 | Category : News, Reviews
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Nick Nicely’s new single ‘Ghostdream’ continues to delve deeper into electronic pyschedelia, mesmerising the senses in a magnetic taster of forthcoming album ‘Sleep Safari’. B’ side ‘The Otherside 2’ keeps up the quality and can also be found on Spotify. More information can be found at: http://www.tapeterecords.de/artists/nick-nicely