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2017: The Names Set to Boss It

Pundits have recently been getting excited about a whole host of new British artists who are ready to own 2017. Here are just a few of the key names to remember… Named runner up in the BBC’s Sound of 2017 was just the latest in a string of accolades afforded to BRIT Award winner Rag‘n’Bone…

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Skinny Lister – The Devil, the Heart & the Fight ★★★★

If you are unfamiliar with London’s Skinny Lister, I can think of few better introductions than the introduction of their latest effort. Bombastic opener ‘Wanted’ is the perfect example of their trademark blend of burly punk and folk, with lines fit for your next tattoo belted over a rollicking full band. It’s busy and chaotic, but…

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Slaves – Take Control ★★★

The first Slaves’ album had charm. Amongst its aggression was something fresh, quirky and enjoyable, which are all things that are hard to find in the new album. The record isn’t awful by any means, but it feels forced, from its title of Take Control to tracks like ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’, which sounds like a…

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So, what’s new?

The roll call of records scheduled for release in 2015 is already brimming with high-profile names, with everyone from pop super-producer Mark Ronson to hip-hop misogynist Akon, all eyeing big returns in the next 12 months. Early reviews of Ronson’s latest full-length suggest it is set to become the club soundtrack of 2015, and with…

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