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Freedom - The Black Tambourines

ALBUM: Freedom – The Black Tambourines

Words by Ed King / Album cover courtesy of Easy Action Pics lifted from The Black Tambourines’ Facebook page Honestly, I’d forgotten about Garage Rock. Like the boots of teen angst it had been stacked and shelved; only to be dusted off once a summer, to make feel better about not going out three nights […]

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We are warriors

ALBUM: We Are Warriors – Shatter Effect

Words by Ed King / Pics courtesy of Shatter Effect There are certain things, like Christmas and puberty, that you wait for with your eyes closed and your fingers crossed. Since I first saw Shatter Effect belt out their ‘musical marmite’ (as I once described them) I have been itching for an LP. And now, […]

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An Education EP - by Nicky Schrire

RELEASE: An Education EP – Nicky Schrire

Words by Ed King Nicky Schrire plays at Cherry Reds on John Bright Street, on Sunday 14th June – as presented by Best Seat Sessions. For direct gig & venue info, visit When an established artist decides to jump from one genre to another there are usually some questions, trepidation, and a leap or two […]

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RELEASE: Arrive Alone, Leave Alone EP – Girl Friend

Words by Ed King / Pics by Ben Roberts @benrobertsart 27th April sees Tri-Tone release Arrive Alone, Leave Alone EP – the latest unashamed disco pop proffering from the Manchester four piece, Girl Friend. Forming in 2014, Girl Friend (as in your friend who’s a girl – not the early 90’s Aussie quintet) are an […]

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RELEASE: Artefact EP – Max Cooper & Tom Hodge

Today (20th April) the Cooper & Hodge think tank releases a further EP of collaboration – Artefact. Four tracks of Tom Hodge’s piano compositions, presented on a mixed bed of Cooper’s production, follow the duo’s previous Fragments of Self partnership on Fields Records. For a Birmingham Review of Tom Hodge’s recent release with Franz Kirmann, […]

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