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ALBUM REVIEW – “The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets” by Marmozets

2014 has been a stunning year for debut albums. From the genre-bending masterpiece that was Issues’ self-titled and the stripped back sonic firestorm of Royal Blood, to the long-awaited first full-length from EDM maverick Skrillex, the discerning music fan has been spoilt for choice when it comes to great first bows. There’s another name to […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “Hesitant Alien” by Gerard Way

The brilliance of My Chemical Romance was difficult to pin down on a single one of their members, their music almost always coming off as the bountiful fruits of collaboration and deep-rooted chemistry. In the aftermath of last year’s surprising but understandable split, it was therefore difficult to ascertain what shape their inevitable solo ventures […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “Little Machines” by Lights

Watching an artist develop and evolve over time is one of the most exciting things a real music fan gets the privilege to do. It’s often all the more rewarding when the musician(s) never attain(s) the popularity you believe they deserve. Case in point is Canadian electropop singer-songwriter Lights, whose synthy bubblegum tunes have gathered a hoard […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “Broken Compass” by Sleepwave

The demise of Underoath as a creative entity was rendered all the more bitter to their fans by the quality of their final output. Ø (Disambiguation) represented a perfect culmination of the steady climb they’d scaled for more than a decade, from Christian metal also-rans to idolised trailblazers. A big part of that climb had […]

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ALBUM REVIEW – “Versus” by Emarosa

Like fellow post-hardcore types Dance Gavin Dance before them, Emarosa were consistently defined by notorious vocalist Jonny Craig, whose balance of natural singing talent and controversial behaviour has made him a genre celebrity who’s tended to overshadow any musicians that associate themselves with him. It’s thus easy to forget that Craig wasn’t even an original […]

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