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Meet: The Coral’s James Skelly takes us through the inspirations for the new album ‘Coral Island’, the magic of memories, and how The Coral are the Robbie Fowler of the music industry.

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Feature: 2019 Favourites

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Feature: Shelved albums – a celebration.

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Out last Friday via Joyful Noise was the new album from the Chicago based duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, aka Ohmme. Called Fantasize Your Ghost, the album was the result of the pair spending more time on the road than in Chicago, and looking at the concept of home, as well as ideas …

I’ve been involved in the world of psychedelia for years now, in many capacities, and certain things start to stick and draw you ever deeper; like Alice and the infamous rabbit hole. One of the things I’ve noticed and indeed gone down said hole with, is the insane quality of psychedelia emerging from Italy, in …

14 Iced Bears: ‘14 Iced Bears’ ( Thunderball Records 1988 )  “Only the dust remains…” Background Formed in 1985, 14 Iced Bears released three excellent records on the short lived Frank label before  moving to Sarah Records in 1988.There they released a three track 7” single ( two songs of which also appeared on the …

Out today via the magnificent Jalapeño Records is Stratos Bleu, the new album from Newcastle’s finest electro-jazz/soul pioneers Smoove & Turrell, essentially producer Smoove and lyricist / singer John Turrell. At the helm of a formidable funk machine, Smoove & Turrell are capable of throwing out funk / soul / house mash-ups or quite as …

There’s always been a slight mystique around Transglobal Underground, and they’ve always determinedly followed their own path. With some made up names and a squad of collaborators than have revolved and evolved over time, they’ve been fusing together elements of Western, African and Asian music since they burst onto the scene in 1991 with Temple …

Since its creation, in the New York City borough of the Bronx, hip hop has always addressed topical concerns. The music that Public Enemy’s Chuck D called “Black America’s CNN” often addresses systemic problems in the United States, and has the ability to powerfully articulate the traumas perpetrated on the Black community on a daily …

“I must make two honest confessions to you… First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizens Councillor or the Ku Klux …

Reissued today is the 1986 debut album from dark indie band Breathless. Called The Glass Bead Game, it saw the band – bassist Ari Neufeld, singer, keyboardist Dominic Appleton (who went on to guest in indie supergroup This Mortal Coil), Guitarist Gary Monday and drummer Tristram Latimer Sayer, go into the Blackwing Studios with John …

I’ve been involved in the world of psychedelia for years now, in many capacities, and certain things start to stick and draw you ever deeper; like Alice and the infamous rabbit hole. One of the things I’ve noticed and indeed gone down said hole with, is the insane quality of psychedelia emerging from Italy, in …

I’ve been involved in the world of psychedelia for years now, in many capacities, and certain things start to stick and draw you ever deeper; like Alice and the infamous rabbit hole. One of the things I’ve noticed and indeed gone down said hole with, is the insane quality of psychedelia emerging from Italy, in …