Roddy Woomble

Win tickets to see Roddy Woomble at Kings Place

Familiar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated songwriter and performer, whose naturally poetic writing and… Read more

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9 Bach new album, track by track

Tincian is the second album by 9Bach, the group formed by Lisa Jen and Martin Hoyland and available as a high-quality download. It’s an atmospheric, emotional record that reflects their… Read more

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LSO Live celebrate their 100th release with a Sir Colin Davis Anthology

The Sir Colin Davis Anthology is a unique collection of 13 discs including a DVD and a commemorative book incorporating photos and private correspondence from Sir Colin’s archives. Sir Colin… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City

Hot out of the deep south of the US come the latest soul band who are about to break big. Coming on like the Alabama Shakes – not that surprising… Read more

Graham Hi-Fi Recommends Woman Child

Music for your speakers: Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild

This wonderful new album was released a few months ago. I know. I know. We only review albums that are at least fifteen years old. Well all I can say… Read more

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Stars cover Peter Gabriel tracks on new album

“Songwriting is what drew me into music. The craft and process of putting together a song seems both exciting and magical” – Peter Gabriel In 2010, the first part of… Read more

Rough Trade recommends London Grammar

Rough Trade recommends: London Grammar, If You Wait

I am not sure what the judges for the Mercury Prize were looking for so I cannot understand how this album didn’t make onto their short list. In fact I… Read more

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Creating with less: Kalbata and Mixmonster in the studio

Kalbata & Mixmonster in Jamaica Trailer from kalbata on Vimeo. Producers Kalbata & Mixmonster went into their home studio with the sole purpose of recording a fully analogue reggae album… Read more

Syriana, recording A Life In Film at Real World. Photo: York Tillyer

Syriana’s A Life In Film: Converting an album from vinyl to digital

Producer and musician Bernard O’Neill explains the background to the making of the unique album, A Life In Film: “The Syriana idea was the bringing of west and east together… Read more