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Review: Passenger – All The Little Lights

March 6, 2013

Passenger began as a five-piece band in the early noughties and released their debut album in 2007. Fast forward six years and Passenger is now made up of one Mike Rosenberg with this album, All

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Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

March 6, 2013

The Messenger is the debut solo album from The Smiths’ legendary guitarist, Johnny Marr. Following a few decades of creatively helping other artists, such as Modest Mouse and The Pet Shop Boys to name but

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Say Hello: Flux talks to Gavin James

February 20, 2013

With sold-out shows, a Choice Prize nomination and a guest spot on the Late Late Show, Gavin James is quickly climbing the ladder of the Irish music scene. The friendliest man in music spoke to

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Review: Foals – Holy Fire

February 20, 2013

Pardon yet another horse meat pun, but I have devoured the latest offering of Foals. The Oxford quintet’s debut album Antidotes went to No. 3 in the UK, while their second, Total Life Forever, received a

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Review: The Courteeners – ANNA

February 20, 2013

Their sub-Verve lad rock having long lost its commercial value, the Courteeners release their third album with something of a reinvention. Gone are the Gallagher-isms of yore. In come enough synths to make Hurts look over

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Let’s Be Frank: Confessions of a Frank Ocean Fangirl

February 20, 2013

Frank Ocean is a gamechanger and I am a fangirl. There, I’ve said it. He’s written for Beyoncé, he’s collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West. A member of Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future, he’s

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Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

February 20, 2013

Heartthrob, Canadian duo Tegan and Sara’s seventh full-length album, is a perfectly delicious slice of synth based indie-pop. It’s a big step in the pop direction for the duo, and a significant departure from the

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Review: Biffy Clyro – Opposites

February 6, 2013

Recording a double-album is, by anyone’s standards, an audacious move. Opposites is the colossal new 20-track LP by Biffy Clyro and it’s a statement that articulates Simon Neil and co.’s belief that they now have

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Review: Destiny’s Child – Love Songs

February 6, 2013

Destiny’s Child will always be remembered for their feisty, female-empowering chart-topping hits such as “Independent Women (Pt. 2)”, “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Bootylicious” and “Survivor”. The trio are back from an eight-year hiatus fully armed with

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Review: The Saturdays – Chasing The Saturdays EP

February 6, 2013

Chasing The Saturdays is mainly geared towards the American market as the girls’ attempt to make it big across the pond. The album includes one new single and four previous hits. The tracks selected for

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To Sync or Sing? That is the Question.

February 6, 2013

When Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and others in their wavelength of talent are caught lip-syncing instead of singing live, it’s hardly a surprise. In fact, sometimes it’s a relief. Not many people I know are

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will.i.luv.u: In Defence of will.i.am

February 6, 2013

The Black Eyed Peas are not a band I have much time for; never have, and it’s unlikely that I ever will. Fergie is someone I wouldn’t be particularly star-struck by, apl.de.ap barely counts as

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Less Than Zero: Flux talks to Little Green Cars

February 6, 2013

What were you doing when you were 14 or 15? Probably sulking or shouting at your parents and slamming doors, determined to shake off the last vestiges of childhood. The members of Little Green Cars,

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Bright Sparks: Flux talks to Delorentos

December 12, 2012

Lauded by critics, championed by music bloggers, and mates with The Arctic Monkeys (Delo taught the Sheffield foursome Gaelic when they supported them in 2007) – Delorentos have it made. The release of Little Sparks

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Review: Right Place Right Time by Olly Murs

December 12, 2012

I must admit that I actively try to dislike anyone who has come through the X Factor (with Jedward being my case and point). However no matter how hard I try I can’t help but

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Review: Ke$ha – Warrior

December 12, 2012

Everyone knows Ke$ha loves to party, but it seems there is a lot more to the glitter and Jack Daniels enthusiast. With the release of her new album Warrior, the singer who was initially expected

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Review: Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

December 12, 2012

Fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Alicia Keys has just released her highly anticipated fifth studio album, Girl On Fire. The title track and first single released

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Cracking the Kode: Flux talks to Kodaline

November 28, 2012

When you think of big Irish bands, who springs to mind? U2, obviously, but more recently we’ve had The Script, Snow Patrol and Two Door Cinema Club, who have all enjoyed massive success at home

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Bon Voyage: Bon Iver’s final gig at the O2

November 28, 2012

There was once a time that the name Bon Iver directly translated to Justin Vernon and his guitar. The singer-songwriter was solely responsible for For Emma, Forever Ago and Blood Bank EP, both very popular and impressive

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Review of Take Me Home by One Direction

November 28, 2012

At a time when the survival of boy bands was indeed questionable, groups such as JLS, The Wanted and the newly reformed Take That struggled to keep the idea alive. The most notable success story

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Review of DNA by Little Mix

November 28, 2012

It has been a hectic year for last year’s winners of the X Factor and now Little Mix have just released their debut album DNA. Between attending award shows, doing promotions and recording in studio,

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Review of Unapologetic by Rihanna

November 28, 2012

Worldwide superstar Rihanna is currently dominating global charts with “Diamonds,” the first single from her brand new album Unapologetic. “Diamonds” is Rihanna’s fastest-shipping single of her career to date and also her fastest growing airplay

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Review of ¡Uno! by Green Day

November 28, 2012

Green Day’s anticipated new album ¡Uno! is proving to be of the same high standard that their other nine albums have had. Green Day first came to international recognition in 1994 with their first album