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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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ALBUM: The Unified Field Reconstructed – Piano Interrupted

Words by Ed King, pics by Claire Belhassine & Simon Bierwald – courtesy of Denovali Records If taken literally, the adage ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ would put the remix community out of business. Or at least some of them. But throwing your debut album out to the wolves on your own label […]

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ALBUM: Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie

Words by Ceri Black, pics courtesy of Atlantic Records Death Cab for Cutie’s 8th album Kintsugi is a break up record, there is no doubt about that. It’s the band’s first album release since the departure of original member Chris Walla and marks frontman Ben Gibbard’s high profile divorce. The album title itself describes the […]

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