album review

Chiara Beradelli

Chiara Berardelli's Sea Monster: "…an emotional journey which totally absorbs the listener…"

**** Glasgow-based musician Chiara Berardelli has just released her brand-new album, Seamonster, the follow up to 2014’s My Big Mouth and 2010’s Don’t Be So Lovely. With this release, she has taken more control in every part of the process and as such, she identifies it as her most personal release thus far. Recorded in …

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Corey Nolen & Ashley Spurling

Not All Roses: Corey Nolen & Ashley Spurling

On his latest release, “Not All Roses,” singer-songwriter Corey Nolen enlists the help of vocalist Ashley Spurling as he tells honest, real-life stories of heartbreak, commitment, despair and hope. The harmony-driven duet trades thought-provoking lyrics that ride on melodies that bear witness to Nolen’s southern upbringing, but the music has enough pop/rock sensibilities to keep …

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The sound of tomorrow and yesterday: Talk-Show blend Velvet Underground, Kraftwerk and McCartney into new pop.

With a nod to the future and a nod to the past Talk-Show make smart music: Lou Reed, Sir Paul, German electronica – a heady cocktail of influence and yet once heard it’s easy to say “that’s Talk-Show alright”. Hailing from the unlikely musical petri dish of Maidstone, Talk-Show sensed their marriage of raw guitar, …

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Outstanding boundary-pushing folk music by Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner THE WIFE OF URBAN LAW Independent ***** Outstanding boundary-pushing folk music Peter Knight was for many years the fiddle player in the legendary Steeleye Span, the band that, together with Fairport Convention, effectively invented and defined folk rock. Nigh on half a century later he’s doing it again with his trio Gigspanner, …

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Review: Kim Edgar STORIES UNTOLD

Kim Edgar STORIES UNTOLD Quietly fantastic music 4 stars Imaginative story-telling from the Edinburgh songstress Launched to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this latest offering finds Scottish singer/songwriter and pianist Kim Edgar delving into her innermost thoughts with a 12 strong collection that explores such diverse subjects as the impact of crime and punishment, …

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