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Review

Laura Marling back in Southampton

Laura Marling

It has been a whole three years since Laura Marling last graced the stage at Southampton Guildhall, then it was in support of A Creature I Don’t Know, now it was the turn of Short Movie.

Having moved away from the folky, country sounds that were so prominent in her Mercury award nominated first two albums, she’s set her sights on the wonders of electric music. Rather incredibly she’s been able to keep a hold of her identity whilst successfully shifting in the music spectrum. Even so, it was intriguing to see how her new sound would translate to the stage. (more…)

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Victorious Festival Preview: Slowclub

slowclub

Slowclub are a duo that is already enjoying a certain amount of success and attention. As well as getting a healthy dose of media coverage from established music publications like the NME as well as the music arms of papers such The Independent and The Guardian, they also have celebrity interest resulting in a guest appearance from Daniel Radcliffe for the video of Beginners back in 2012. (more…)


Pepper Presents Featuring The Lost Boys and Missing Andy

Pepper Presents

Last night The Winchester, an unassuming pub in Bournemouth, hosted the launch of Pepper Presents, a live music showcase organised by music App developers Pepper. It was a showcase of ‘local’ talent as well as equipment that is beginning to have a massive impact on the industry. And that is what Pepper is about. They’re not just an app and they have a vision for Pepper Presents, hoping one day to have their own mini tours and taking with them artists who are great live. (more…)


Song of the Day: Spanner in the Works by Just Millie

Yes, this is from the artist I previewed yesterday for Victorious Festival. But you know, it is a good song. As you know from the previous post the track is due for release towards the end of next month and Spanner in the Works is very promising. (more…)


Song of the Day: Over by Alice Boman

Rather annoyingly there is very little information available about Alice Boman on her social media sites. This is the part of the post where we would talk a bit about her history and anything she’s achieved. All we can say at the moment is that she’s from Malmö and sings in hauntingly beautiful English that clings to your mind like dew drops to blades of grass. (more…)


Song of the Day: Longtime by Ash Grunwald

Longtime gets started pretty quickly. I think there’s like one second of introduction then the whole thing kicks in pretty swiftly. It takes about the same amount of the time to be immersed in the track. Ash Grunwald does a great job. (more…)


Song of the Day: Taking Me Back by The Common

Well isn’t Taking Me Back a moody little song.

Actually, I guess moody isn’t really the right word. This makes it difficult to explain. I suppose what I mean is that there’s a certain mood, a certain atmosphere created by The Common on this track….and yet atmospheric isn’t quite right either. (more…)