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ALBUM: The Dark Red Room / David Austin Grey & Greyish Quartet

Ed’s Note The Dark Red Room is the first studio album from David Austin Grey, the Birmingham based pianist and composer. Written and arranged for Greyish Quartet; DAG’s four piece ensemble, this 14 track debut ‘explore(s) the creative possibilities which may present themselves where music attempts to reflect photography, film & cinematography, and vice versa […]

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ALBUM: ‘Strangeland’ / Keane

Words by Cesilia Oriana Trecaquista Keane’s latest release,  ‘Strangeland’ – the fourth studio album from the British quartet, achieves its goal of being less production led, reverting back to the songwriting and keyboard dominance that made their first and second albums; ‘Hope and Fears’ and ‘Under the Iron Sea’, so successful. ‘Strangeland’ is pleasant enough; […]

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RELEASE: ‘Moonchild’ / Charlene Soraia

Words by Ed King The phrase ‘graduated from the BRIT school’ usually sends me running for darkness; hiding from an army of egos ‘including classmates Adele, Jessie J, Katy B…’ Charlene Soraia graduated from the BRIT School, and despite lacking; GCSE Music, a Grime remix, dyed hair or an acronym, she released her debut album […]

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RELEASE: ‘Gown – Special Edition’ / Jo Hamilton

Words by Ceri Black Despite over 50,000 Facebook fans, and supporting the likes of Damien Rice and Michelle Shocked, Jo Hamilton is still relatively unknown. Born in Scotland, now based in Moseley, her first official album – Gown, was originally released in 2009 to pundit acclaim. Now, in the absence of any further album releases, […]

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