The Swingles New LP & Shows

  Michael Schenker ‘Live’ CD/DVD

  Laura Marling’s Great New LP

  Grandaddy LAST PLACE Review

  Xylouris White 2017 World Tour

  The Pigeon Detectives New LP

  Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

  North Sea Jazz Festival 2017

  Grandaddy Are Back (at last)

  Martha Wainwright Live

  A Thousand Horses Live

  Rachael Yamagata Live

  Jimmy Eat World Live

  My Best Albums of 2016

  Swans Live in Manchester

  Nick Cave With Feeling

  Ben Folds & yMusic Live

  Dan Patlansky Live Blues

  Beverley Knight Live

  Ash Live in Manchester

  Meilyr Jones Live

  On The MONEY

  Ludovico Einaudi Live 2016

  Barry Adamson Live Manchester

  Jess Glynne Live 2016

  They Might Be Giants Live

  The Temperance Movement Live

  Courtney Barnett Live

  Mercury Rev Live

  Asian Dub Foundation Live

  Mew Live in Manchester

  Elevant Live in Chester

  James Live in Liverpool

  Joanne Shaw Taylor Live

  Asia Live in Manchester

  Foreigner Live Manchester

  The Feeling Live in Liverpool

  Glen Hansard & Friends Live


My Best Albums of 2016

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The Feeling THE FEELING. LWR (Feeling)

The Feeling’s fifth album is a triumph borne of the band’s maturity and new-found artistic freedom

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Will Varley KINGSDOWN SUNDOWN. Xtra Mile Records

somehow not dispiriting; it’s more driven by determination to allow sadness not to rule our lives, but be an important part of it

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Mary Chapin Carpenter THE THINGS WE ARE MADE OF. Lambert Light Records

Mary Chapin Carpenter has written so many great albums that it amazes me she not only sets such high standards but constantly lives up to them

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Alpines ANOTHER RIVER. Metropolis Recordings

Another River is an emotive outpouring on love and life that will resonate with people everywhere

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Asylums KILLER BRAIN WAVES. Cool Thing Records

After a run of great catchy singles Asylums don’t disappoint on their debut album

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Sam Outlaw ANGELENO. Thirty Tigers

The album is full of great country tracks and it really shows the vocal ability of Outlaw

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Katie Melua IN WINTER. BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

Stunning music, vocals and images. Even where the language is Ukrainian the voices of Katie Melua (KM) and the choir make the songs beautiful to listen to

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Josef Salvat NIGHT SWIM. Columbia/Sony Music

Stunning - I cannot recommend this beautiful suite of songs enough

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Aynsley Lister EYES WIDE OPEN. Straight Talkin’ Records/Cadiz Music

Aynsley’s new album is a revelation. It was hard to imagine how he could top ‘Home’, but top it he has

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Fantastic Negrito. THE LAST DAYS OF OAKLAND. Blackball Universe

“…the highly anticipated first full-length album from critically acclaimed artist Fantastic Negrito

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The Hotelier GOODNESS. Tiny Engines

Massachusetts ensemble The Hotelier are going from strength to strength. The new album ‘Goodness’ is the strongest of their three releases, so far

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Lera Lynn RESISTOR. Caroline International

Lera Lynn is a major talent. Her lyrics are great, her voice and melodies are fantastic

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