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There is nothing better than a great combo; turkey and stuffing, strawberries and cream, the Tesco hoisin duck wrap with Thai sweet chilli crisps and a blueberry Innocent smoothie meal deal (prove me wrong). Artists featuring on each others’ works brings out a unique element in their personalities and musicality that has led to their…

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Pale Waves: a refreshing indie debut

After falling in love with Pale Waves’ track The Tide earlier this year, I was eagerly anticipating their debut album and expecting big things.  With a female lead Pale Waves offers something refreshing to the indie scene. You can’t help but be intoxicated by lead singer Heather Baron-Gracie’s voice and the band’s mix of indie…

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Thrilling: Sam Smith

Sam Smith strikes again! After a three-year break, a haemorrhage, an Oscar, and a series of summer release singles, his 14-track sophomore album has hit the world with a splash. However, The Thrill Of It All had some pretty big boots to fill after Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour was the fastest selling…

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Postcards from Norwich: Alvarez Kings

Pop-rockers Alvarez Kings came to Norwich for their biggest show yet in support of Switchfoot. Nick Mason caught up with the band’s frontman, Simon. Hi Simon. I first saw you in 2014. You’ve come a long way and dropped your debut album, Somewhere Between, this year. How’s it felt finally getting the debut out? Simon:…

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Stereophonics’ solid tenth outing

Scream Above The Sounds is the tenth album by Welsh rock band Stereophonics. Their last two albums, 2013’s Graffiti On The Train and 2015’s Keep The Village Alive, were particularly strong and rank among some of the band’s best works. The album is inspired both by current events in the world and lead singer Kelly…

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New album releases 17/01/17

Nick Mason Night People You Me At Six You Me At Six have had their fair share of triumphs. They have also had a lot of underwhelming events. Previous album Cavalier Youth impressed at first, but left little lasting impression besides a handful of good singles. It is with great trepidation I approached Night People,…

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New album reviews – 22/11/16

Chris Grosset Babes Never Die – Honeyblood From Glasgow duo Honeyblood comes a beautiful and unashamedly frenetic second album that sounds much like it should be blared at top volume from the set of a small-budget indie flick. Highlights from the album are the rhythmically energetic ‘Sea Hearts’ and the building ‘Love Is A Disease’. A…

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