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MUSIC REVIEW – Little Brother Eli EP by Little Brother Eli

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online interviewed Little Brother Eli in early 2013, describing their first song ‘Awkward Positions’ as “wonderfully moody and bluesy”. The exclusive online interview – with frontmen Alex Grew and Joshua Rigal – not only highlighted a wealth of musical talent, but also promised great things to come. The debut Little Brother Eli EP may only be three songs long – but boy, does it deliver.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Josh Hewitt and Jysi Hewitt (Musicians, Amarante)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Josh & Jysi Hewitt are a married musical duo who continue to overcome hardship (largely caused by the recession of 2008) through their music. Recording in a crowded room (they have three children) with one mic, they have over 15,000 followers on Soundcloud and over 10,000 Twitter followers, along with the support of many bloggers and radio DJs. Download numbers of their tracks break the thousands. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Josh & Jysi Hewitt, aka Amarante!

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MUSIC REVIEW – American Master by The Changes

By Marty Mulrooney

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American Master is the brand new album from The Changes. After making such a scene with their spectacular debut album Today Is Tonight in 2006, this talented indie band seemed destined for greatness. However, soon after their first album was released they quickly disappeared into relative obscurity, kept alive only by the dedicated fans who patiently waited in dwindling hope for new material to appear. Lead singer Darren Spitzer told Alternative Magazine Online in 2010 that he wasn’t sure about a new album, ‘but we always have tons of songs.’ However, it’s now 2013 and – against the odds – The Changes have finally released a follow-up album, American Master, after working on it over the past five years.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Alex Grew and Joshua Rigal (Musicians, Little Brother Eli)

By Marty Murooney

Little Brother Eli is the musical lovechild of Alex Grew and Joshua Rigal. They front a talented band consisting of band members Benji Page, Adam Stowe and Linus Taylor. The dynamic duo recently contacted Alternative Magazine Online to share their first live music video, for the wonderfully moody and bluesy ‘Awkward Positions’. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the highly talented frontmen of Little Brother Eli!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ally Jowett (Musician)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ally Jowett is a UK-based musician, songwriter and producer. He has worked as a freelance songwriter, performer, engineer and producer for many artists and bands including Vaughan King, Bad For Lazarus (formerly of Nine Inch Nails, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Unkle), The Decors, David Lawrie, Explosives For Her Majesty, Yearbook and Universal Publishing UK. Ally recently contacted Alternative Magazine Online to share his beautiful debut single ‘All Your Pieces’, from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Wired The Wrong Way Round’. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with brand new recording artist and performer, Ally Jowett!

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Alternative Magazine Online: The Best of 2012 Awards

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following the success of the previous AMO awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present our top picks of the best films, books, graphic novels, video games and music reviewed on AMO in 2012!

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MUSIC REVIEW – Portal 2: Songs To Test By (Collector’s Edition)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Portal 2 in 2011, describing it as “one of the greatest video game sequels ever made.” Valve Corporation has now teamed up with small record label Ipecac Recordings to release Portal 2: Songs To Test By (Collector’s Edition), a physical 4-CD collection of the award-winning music of Portal 2 (with previously unavailable music from the original Portal featured as an added bonus).

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