June 23rd, 2020

Oh Sees confirm rescheduled European tour dates

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 at 10:23am

Oh Sees have confirmed the dates when they’ll be back in Europe for tour dates which include UK and Ireland visits to Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Brighton, Cambridge and London.

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Nadine Shah shares Club Cougar before Kitchen Sink album release

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 at 8:49am

Nadine Shah has shared more from her new album Kitchen Sink not long before its release this coming Friday.

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Album Review: Bob Dylan – Rough And Rowdy Ways

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 at 8:10am

The greatest troubadour in town is back.

He also turns 80 next year. He won’t be the first of the 1960s generation to do so, but it will feel significant – albeit probably least of all to Bob Dylan himself, as he’s been ruminating about death for over twenty years.

Ever since the ‘return to form’ album Time Out Of Mind, the spectre of Father Time has been prominent in Dylan’s work. So, unsurprisingly, it plays a big part on Rough And Rowdy Ways, his 39th studio album. Yet, where he once addressed mortality, here he takes a step back and views how the world has changed and how it also repeats itself.

The best example of this is Murder Most Foul, released as a 17-minute comeback single (remarkably his first No.1 on the Billboards), the lyrics commence at the assassination of JFK (the titular murder) and thereafter become a potted history of pop culture. It’s quite an undertaking, and wisely the track is left for last on the album. As insightful as it is (and worthy of its run time), for any listeners opting to succumb to Dylan’s genius for the first time it would be off-putting.

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Willie J Healey reveals Fashun, latest single from new album Twin Heavy

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 at 7:23am

Willie J Healey has revealed the latest single from his new album Twin Heavy, which will be released on August 7th.

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Echo & The Bunnymen to celebrate ’40 years of magical songs’ on UK tour

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 at 7:00am

Echo & The Bunnymen will celebrate ’40 years of magical songs’ when they tour the UK during much of May next year.

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever premiere Cameo video after release of Sideways To New Italy

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 at 6:38am

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are in playful mood on the video for Cameo, which acted as the final preview of their new album Sideways To New Italy before its release earlier this month.

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