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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

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Review of Alt J – An Awesome Wave

November 14, 2012

If you like songs about cigarettes and alcohol then Alt-J probably aren’t the band for you. The alternative indie pop four-piece from Cambridge are almost anti-Oasis in their musical approach, with songs about war photographers

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Review: Calvin Harris – 18 Months

November 14, 2012

Calvin Harris is back with album 18 Months following his 3 year departure. When I say back, I stray slightly from reality; he’s been blasting through nightclub speakers and radios alike for the past two

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Review of Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions

November 14, 2012

With The Abbey Road Sessions, pop diva Kylie Minogue has hung up her trademark gold hot-pants in favour of a more sophisticated sound The album has been released to mark the Australian singer’s twenty-fifth year

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Valerie talks to Ham Sandwich

November 14, 2012

Ham Sandwich: that band with the silly name. Still, it’s definitely not forgettable. Formed in 2003, the band have worked considerably hard since then to ensure the name Ham Sandwich stays in our heads. Their

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Girls Aloud: Back for good, or for good money?

October 31, 2012

So Girls Aloud are back together then? Sorry, correction, they never actually split up in the first place, did they? They were just “taking a break to focus on solo projects”. Cheryl Cole had her

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9 Crow Street

October 31, 2012

9 Crow Street is Emma Fraser, Dean Ryan McDaid and Melissa McDermott. Started in December 2010, perched on the corner of their namesake, 9 Crow Street quickly developed a reputation for its deadly vintage clothes,

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Review: Jake Bugg

October 31, 2012

Hype is a funny thing. It can make heroes of some, but for others it can be a fatal shot against their hopes of a sustainable career. However in the case of Jake Bugg, it

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Review: Red by Taylor Swift

October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing that Halloween is incomplete without, it’s a good rip-roaring monsterfest. Today’s modern horror films tend to lean more towards the psychological and the symbolic and at worst lean towards the bare