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Album review: Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek (Columbia)

While she’s not a comic-book hero Avenger, Brandi Carlile possesses a disarming, clear, clarion voice that could seemingly leap tall buildings in a single bound. Late last year, on her… Read more

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Speech Debelle’s top 10 Bass tracks

Sister Nancy – ‘Bam Bam’ “It’s all bassline and vocals, a great example of how reggae is all about resonance. This track was originally done by Yellow Man with the… Read more

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Album Review: Neneh Cherry & The Thing – The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)

For the past two decades, Neneh Cherry has primarily served as an answer to 80s-minded trivia questions along the lines of “Who sang the hit ‘Buffalo Stance’?” The stepdaughter of… Read more

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Classic Recordings: Blondie – Parallel Lines

Blondie – Parallel Lines Chrysalis (Vinyl) By Paul Rigby Of course Deborah Harry, herself, was the centre of many a teenage boy’s lustful dreamings when Blondie hit the UK pop… Read more

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New Robert Fripp collaboration and classic Ravel on Society of Sound

Fripp originally came to widespread public attention via his group King Crimson but his performance and recording career has spanned five decades including work with Brian Eno, David Bowie and… Read more

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Ilona Sagar show at RCA featuring Bowers & Wilkins speakers

“Sound has always been a key element of my practice, which spans performance, film and assemblage.”   Sound artist, Ilona Sagar. “My work explores our shared interactions in both public and… Read more

Sound It Out record store documentary inspires More Than Music project

The record shops that changed our lives – add your story.

Jeanie Finlay, director of the wonderful Sound It Out record shop documentary, has a new project. More Than Music is an online project – a memory bank – enabling people… Read more

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Album Review: Sigur Ros – Valtari (XL Recordings)

Emily had music nerd appeal. Well, has, rather, as she’s still alive, just not a part of this writer’s life. Tall and dark-haired, and with a footwear collection that seemingly… Read more

Norah Jones

Norah Jones discusses working with Danger Mouse in our exclusive video interview.

When Norah Jones agreed to promote her new album, Little Broken Hearts, last month with a VIP sound session event she also gave us an exclusive interview. She discusses her… Read more