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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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MUSIC REVIEW – The Last of the Analogues by Wilson T. King

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Follow Your First Mind by blues guitarist Wilson T. King in 2010, describing it as “a debut to be proud of, echoing the past whilst always managing to sound refreshingly contemporary.” The Last of the Analogues is Mr King’s second solo album, once again avoiding the cliché-ridden karaoke modern blues scene like the plague to hopefully offer something totally different from most modern offerings – real blues music that captures the heart and soul of the human performance.

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MUSIC REVIEW – Making Mirrors by Gotye

By Marty Mulrooney

Gotye Making Mirrors

Making Mirrors is the latest offering from Wouter De Backer, a Belgian born Australian recording artist who goes by the stage name Gotye. Released on 13th February 2012 in the UK, the album spawned the international hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ featuring Australian-New Zealand singer Kimbra, which reached #1 in the UK Singles chart. Making Mirrors is Gotye’s third studio album.

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MUSIC REVIEW – Name It What You Want by Tristan Clopet

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tristan Clopet is a Toronto-born/Miami-based indie singer songwriter. Following two successful EPs (Duende in 2009 and Purple in 2010), Clopet recently released his debut LP, ‘Name It What You Want’, working with seasoned record producers Raymond Richards (Local Natives) and Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend) to create a ten-track album to be proud of.

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MUSIC REVIEW – SBTRKT by SBTRKT

By Joseph Marshall

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SBTRKT, text talk for ‘subtract’, is the recording name of Aaron Jerome, a London based producer who until recently chose to remain hidden behind a tribal mask. His single ‘Living Like I Do’ was a chart success earlier this year, featuring the soulful voice of Sampha, whose heartfelt presence also graces a sizeable chunk of this album.

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MUSIC REVIEW – Wasting Light (Deluxe Edition) by Foo Fighters

By Joseph Marshall

Foo Fighters Wasting Light

In 2009, Foo Fighters released a compilation of their greatest hits. Sometimes this can be taken as an omen that a group are about to disband. So, now that they’ve emerged with their seventh studio album – a collection of hard-rocking jams – to commercial success worldwide; many will be asking themselves if the Dave Grohl led outfit have really still got it…

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MUSIC REVIEW – Eye Contact by Gang Gang Dance

By Joseph Marshall

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Gang Gang Dance are a four part boundary pushing collective from New York. Their name goes a long way towards describing their deep, tribal sound, which is at the same time upbeat and urban. In 2004, vocalist Nathan Maddox was killed when he was struck by lightning on the roof of a building in Chinatown, Manhattan. Despite this sudden change in line-up, the band have maintained a steady output. On Eye Contact, their first album since 2008’s ‘Saint Dymphna’, they present a collection of fun and accessible tunes whilst showing no sign of abandoning their worldly-collage sensibility.

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