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Sunday Suggestion - Sky Ferreira - Lost In My Bedroom

Sky Ferreira  released her debut studio LP with Night Time, My Time, in October last year in what turned out to be a very solid start for Sky in spite of the various admin and organisational set backs she had to face in having to turn a possible debut album into an EP on several occasions.

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Three years on from their last studio album Portamento; The Drums have released their third studio…

The Drums

Three years on from their last studio album Portamento; The Drums have released their third studio album with Encyclopedia which see’s them as a duo again. They’re hardly ones for making friends after all. Frontman Jonny Pierce talked of how some tracks from the album being a reflection of the last three years; time which saw them go about solo projects. He also talked of the freedom he and…

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Missouri’s Angel Olsen released her more than solid second album back in February this year with Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was met with many a favourable review to prove a more than worthy successor…

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Julian had left us guessing for a good few months before releasing ‘Human Sadness’ a few weeks ago. Before that, all we had to go off was a video discussion from within a thirty year old car and a short album preview. It almost continued in the vain of The Strokes near media blackout of the promotion of Comedown Machine, but since September Julian has emerged with various videos and appearances…

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Two key leading lights of North East music have come together to create an album titled Frozen by Sight which will be out on November 17th. These two leading lights in collaboration are Maximo Park frontman…

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Alt-J

Alt-J return with their follow up to 2012’s An Awesome Wave with a new album entitled This Is All Yours.  Their debut had a mixed bag of reviews but at the end of the day they earned a Mercury Prize and a fair bit of commercial success from it so it’s pretty damn fair to say that it was a solid debut. Like An Awesome Wave, this album is another example of introverted difference and intrigue with…

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Just days after Scotland voted against leaving the United Kingdom and Scottish band Cocoa Futures have released a free download of their cheery and optimistic track entitled ‘Scotland’. As everyone splits themselves into the 45% or the 55% of those who voted; the campaign messages still apply. Unity and solidarity must win over against division and conflict and this track is a symbolism of that.…

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Sunday Suggestion - Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

Back in 1977, one of the North East of England’s greatest bands formed through Mark and David Knopfler of Gosforth and as Dire Straits they form a part of the region’s musical identity and culture.