If her record company’s blanket-bombing advertising campaign hasn’t put you off by now, you may want to know if Lissie’s second album can measure up to 2010’s brilliant and criminally underrated Catching a Tiger.
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Saturday 19 May 2012
Kelly Pratt, who to all intents and purposes is Bright Moments, has in the past supplied horn parts to Arcade Fire, Beirut and LCD Soundsystem.
Sunday 22 April 2012
They should have stuck a scratch'n'sniff card of rich Norwegian earth in with this intensely bucolic album fronted by composers Tore Brunborg on reeds and Rhodes, and vocalist Kirsti Huke.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Moray – with his bleeps and beats approach to trad folk – has never been afraid to attract attention.
Tuesday 10 January 2012
Originally a British blues boom band led by Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer, Fleetwood Mac were at something of a crossroads by September 1972. The founder-member and drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie – the rhythm section the group was named after – had added McVie's wife, the keyboard-player and singer Christine McVie, formerly of Chicken Shack, and Bob Welch, an American vocalist and guitarist, but felt they needed a pedigree soloist able to recreate the contrasting guitar styles of his predecessors, particularly the slide playing of Spencer, for concert engagements.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Sunday 26 June 2011
The caprine warble of solo Steve Nicks has broken its silence after 10 years to explore the idea that nothing lasts forever, especially in affairs of the heart.
Monday 06 June 2011
Music producer Martin Rushent, best known for his work with the Human League, has died at the age of 63.
Sunday 17 April 2011
More clear-as-a-bell country from a woman who – though still just 39 – has been making records for precisely the same number of years as Grammys notched (26).
Friday 08 April 2011
Rising soul pop star Carrie Mac gives us the skinny on her favourite tunes, pop idols... and Jedward.
Friday 04 March 2011
Sunday 27 February 2011
When people use the word "siren" to describe Clare Maguire, it's unclear whether the sense is mythological or industrial, such is the strength of the 23-year-old Brummie's deep, window-shatteringly powerful voice.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
A versatile virtuoso guitarist with a clean sound and a distinctive, sustained tone, Gary Moore would grimace and unleash torrents of fluid notes from his trademark Gibson Les Paul, and drew ecstatic responses from audiences across Europe throughout the last three decades. However, as he willingly admitted, he often had a tendency "to play a song four minutes after it's finished."
Wednesday 29 December 2010
Guns N'Roses star Axl Rose, who kept the world waiting 15 years for his comeback album, has been declared the greatest lead singer of all time.
Sunday 14 November 2010
Friday 05 November 2010
Three years ago, James Blunt was struggling to come to terms with the implications of his sudden success on All the Lost Souls, the follow-up to the all-conquering debut album Back to Bedlam.
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