Category Album Reviews

Album Review: GRAVITY by Matt Bianco

GRAVITY by Matt Bianco Album

Classy, cool and sophisticated, GRAVITY encapsulates the stylistic essence of Matt Bianco

British jazz band Matt Bianco have had their fair share of ups and downs. After a run of UK chart singles between 1984 and 1989 including HALF A MINUTE, GET OUT OF YOUR LAZY BED, DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL / WAP-BAM-BOOGIE and YEH YEH, the group was struck by tragedy in December 2016 when their co-leader and keyboard player Mark Fisher died aged just 57...

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POCKETFUL OF STONES by Hue and Cry Album Review

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Despite its deeply affecting lyrics, POCKETFUL OF STONES tends to blend into one long journey

Following the success of the reimagined REMOTE: MAJOR TO MINOR (2014), platinum-selling duo Hue and Cry release their new studio album POCKETFUL OF STONES.

Formed by brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane, Hue and Cry are a soul/jazz/pop duo who first burst onto the UK music scene in the late 1980’s...

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Album Review: Albert Hammond – IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond re-records hits from his core back catalogue with IN SYMPHONY 

After more than five decades in the music industry, you’d think that Albert Hammond would be tempted to hang up his guitar and take it easy but the legendary singer-songwriter is showing no signs of slowing down. At 72, Hammond is still writing and performing material, re-scoring some of his biggest hits for his new album IN SYMPHONY.

For those who don’t recongise the name, Hammond is a London born, Gibraltarian ...

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Album Review: Jarrod Dickenson – READY THE HORSES

Jarrod Dickenson READY THE HORSES

With its warm sound and well-written tracks, READY THE HORSES is a worthy follow-up to the groundbreaking THE LONESOME TRAVELER

Following the critically acclaimed THE LONESOME TRAVELER, American singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson finally releases his highly anticipated new album READY THE HORSES on 10 March.

Dickenson’s first exposure to UK audiences came in 2013 when he supported David Ford for 15 UK tour dates...

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Album Review: Sarah Darling – DREAM COUNTRY

Sarah Darling DREAM COUNTRY

DREAM COUNTRY marks Sarah Darling most sophisticated and honest music to date

Following a sold out tour in the UK and Ireland, American country music singer and songwriter Sarah Darling releases her debut UK album DREAM COUNTRY, her first full-length transatlantic and independent release.

For those who haven’t heard of the Nashville based singer-songwriter, Darling first shot to fame in the US in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television’s reality show THE EN...

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Music Review: Tumbler – COME TO THE EDGE

Tumbler - Come to the Edge

With its poetic lyrics, catchy guitar riffs and solid vocals, COME TO THE EDGE is arguably Tumbler’s best album to date

Following their widely acclaimed debut album YOU SAID, British alternative rock/folk band Tumbler return with COME TO THE EDGE, their second full-length album in just two years.

Described as “The Cure meets Soul Asylum with a side of Dylan” by Review Fix, Tumbler is a British alternative rock/folk band from Epsom, England...

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Music Review: The NaveBlues – THANK YOU

Thank You by The NaveBlues

The NaveBlues bring their unqiue sound to Led Zeppelin’s THANK YOU

Following the release of THE GHOST COLLECTOR and SEXY KISS earlier this year, Norwegian rock/blues group The NaveBlues release the third single from their self-titled album, THANK YOU.

Described as an “oasis” for the musical-masses, The NaveBlues are an indie rock/blues band from Bergen in Norway...

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Music Review: Typewriter by Jayetal

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Innovative electronic trio Jayetal release Typewriter

UK electronic trio Jayetal release their latest EP Typewriter.

The EP features new four tracks which capture the band’s unique and innovative sound whilst also paying homage to artists who have influenced the trio.

The EP opens with lead single Typewriter, an original, powerful and euphoric track which harks back to the early work of Warp Records and Orbital millennial rave thanks to its sparse electronic instrumentation...

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CD Review: The Bodyguard – World Premiere Cast Recording

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews 

Following its successful run at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and to coincide with its current UK tour, First Night Records has released the highly anticipated world premiere cast recording of The Bodyguard – The Musical.

Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard tells the story of international pop superstar Rachel Marron who falls in love with her bodyguard, hired to protect h...

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Album Review: Patti LuPone – Matters of the Heart

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

In an inspired decision by Broadway Records, Patti LuPone’s superb 1999 solo album Matters of the Heart has been reissued in CD format and as a digital download.

Best known for her Broadway performances in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, Evita and Gypsy, LuPone is an American actress and singer, well-known in the world of musical theatre...

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