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Apart For So Long – Hail Taxi

  Its one of my great joys, receiving an email introducing some new music or artist. But often sadly its a short lived joy, finding the content not to my personal liking. But then sometimes, boom, you hit the jackpot … Continue reading

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Talk Baby – Matt Elleray

A short little email announced Talk Baby, a ‘new’ish’ track according to the message from Matt Elleray. The picture of an apparently dissolute young feller-my-lad might lead to you to expect some God-awful white urban gangsta tosh, but not a … Continue reading

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Daniel Bachman at the Lantern, Bristol

It has been a long time coming, waiting to see Daniel Bachman play in flesh, so to speak. A musician of rare and remarkable talents he popped up at the Lantern in Bristol this weekend. Apparently this was his third … Continue reading

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Blue Rose Code at The Convent

Sat here on this spring Sunday morning with my second illicit cup of coffee, my head is still swirling with the songs of Blue Rose Code from the night before, and most particularly Edina from The Ballads of Peckham Rye … Continue reading

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Holding Back – Tamu Massif

Oh my, I have bleated on about this chap before. Mr Dixon/Tamu Massif just does it for me – every now and again he drops a new track or two and occasionally, like last year, a whole EP like the … Continue reading

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Turin Brakes with Tom Speight at Gloucester Guildhall 

Chatting to chums at another gig (the towering Shearwater as you ask), I mentioned that I was off to see Turin Brakes (for the tumpy-tum time) the next eve. ‘Really? Why do you keeping going to see them?’… mmm I … Continue reading

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Shearwater at the Fleece, with Cross Record

Jet Plane and Oxbow may well be the sainted Shearwaters best album yet (although I might have said that before for their other releases!) In many ways it is the record that sounds most like them live, always a soaring … Continue reading

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