Track Review: 7.13 // The Mexanines

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Over half a year has passed since a 6-piece incarnation of the current quartet brought us two considerably more mellow tracks than we’d come to expect in ‘Fires’ and ‘Wonderland’, but we are now gifted with a stripped-back piano version of ‘7.13’, the brand new tune from The Mexanines. Just…

Single Review: Don’t // Ed Sheeran

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As someone who wasn’t really a fan of Sheeran’s debut +, which seemed a rather conceited record above anything else, I was somewhat apprehensive but also hopeful of a considerable change with his follow-up. After a shaky start with ‘One’, Ed then went on to earn his first UK number one with ‘Sing’,…

Single Review: Easy Money // Johnny Marr

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It’s rather apt that the almighty Johnny Marr’s lead single ‘Easy Money’ from upcoming album Playland proclaims ‘Cash for a degree / that’s money money’ following Thursday’s Results Day; the lines refer of course to the ridiculous cost of an opportunity to brighten our futures. Not only this but the…

Single Review: Cocoon // Catfish and the Bottlemen

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Single after single, Catfish and the Bottlemen just get better and better. ‘Cocoon’ is now the sixth single to be unveiled from the foursome’s long awaited debut album ‘The Balcony’, and as far as I’m concerned, there’s no doubt that its their best yet. Lead singer and songwriter; Van McCann…

Music: Ready For Another Marrsterpiece?

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Well, well, well, the fabled day finally arrived yesterday, when the Godlike Genius himself revealed ‘Playland’, the follow-up to his 2013 pièce de résistance, ‘The Messenger’, will indeed be released on the 6th of October. Will it carry on Marr’s legacy of virtually unrivalled artistic brilliance? From what’s been heard thus…

EP Review: Another Man’s Poison (Self Titled)

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Ever wondered what a melodic casserole of classic rock n’ roll, rockabilly, punk and alternative rock garnished with a dash of blues and a hint of folk would sound like? Well, look no further than the self-title debut LP from Grimsby trio Another Man’s Poison. Now you may think that’s…

Music: Marrvellous Times Ahead

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Well Johnny Marr admirers and aficionados; with the news from both the man himself as well as drummer Jack Mitchell that details of his eagerly expected follow-up to debut solo album ‘The Messenger’, I reckon a spot of speculation is in order. In regard to the record’s release date; as…

Single Review: Paper Unicorn // Twin Hidden

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Having seen what can be done in a little over two days with a glue stick and a whole lot of paper from indie-pop quintet Twin Hidden’s new video for their song ‘Paper Unicorn’, I would hardly blame anyone who, first time round, had simply marvelled at the culmination of the band’s…