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Martin Longstaff of The Lake Poets talks us through the live album recording

All I ever wanted to do was to make an album. With that achieved, the next step was to make a live album. Ever since hearing Springsteen’s 1975-1985 box set… Read more

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‘Making Confessions of a Romance Novelist’
by Catherine Anne Davies and Paul Draper

Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress and ex-Mansun frontman Paul Draper give us the lowdown on the making of her debut album, Confessions of a Romance Novelist, focusing on the… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

It is that Christmas time of year again, and there is nothing we like more than a great seasonal album, and it helps if has just the right amount of… Read more

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Sidestepper – Richard Blair

In 1993 Richard Blair was invited to Colombia to work with Toto La Momposina. He’d previously worked on Toto’s La Candela Viva album during his time as an engineer at… Read more

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Rough Trade recommends: Gary Clark Jnr – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

I am not one who is impressed with guitar virtuosity. In fact I find too much twiddling really off putting, and maybe some of Gary Clark Jnr.’s debut had too… Read more

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Music Box

Hannah Peel first came to recognition in 2010 with her mesmerizing, hand-punched, ‘music box’ EP Rebox (featuring covers of 80’s bands Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, New Order). Her solo career… Read more

PJ Harvey ‘Recording in Progress’ live reviews roll in...

PJ Harvey reviews

PJ Harvey spent February recording her new album llve in front of an audience at London’s Somerset House. And that audience got to hear the whole process through Bowers & Wilkins… Read more

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Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

Now everyone loves Gregory Porter. Liquid Spirit is his third album, and his first on the prestigious Blue Note label. I bought his debut album, ‘Water’, on the Motema Music… Read more

Radiophonic Workshop at Real World Studios

The extraordinary Radiophonic Workshop album, in the band’s own words, track by track.

We’ve had a lot of unusual and inspiring albums this year on Society of Sound, not least Laura Mvula’s orchestral version of her debut, Sing To The Moon, or the… Read more