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MARINA – Live in London

In this handmade heaven, it’s paradise… Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’), Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis returned earlier this year with new album Love + Fear (see Wavegirl … Read More

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GOLD BABY – Philadelphia

Lost journeys Summer saw some good tunes popping up on the independent scene, although a special mention has to be made to Gold Baby for the evocative ‘500/1’ (see Wavegirl review previously). Siân Alex’s grunge-pop outfit have been keeping the … Read More

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CULT WITH NO NAME – Mediaburn

Lounge pop perfection Billing themselves as “post-punk electronic balladeers”, Cult With No Name (aka Erik Stein and Jon Boux) have carved out an intriguing career since originally forming back in 2004. Following positive reviews for their 2007 debut album Paper … Read More

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TACOCAT – This Mess Is A Place

Wavy-existential wonders 2016 was a year that was made infinitely more enjoyable care of surf punk foursome Tacocat. Their Lost Time album (see our review previously) weaved in pop culture, feminism, social commentary and good tunes to produce one of … Read More

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ROSE McDOWALL – Live In London

Crystal Nights… Having initially embarked on a musical journey at the latter end of the 1970s, the talents of Glasgow-born Rose McDowall reached a wider audience via the polka-dot pop of Strawberry Switchblade during the 1980s. Alongside Jill Bryson, McDowall’s … Read More

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TACOCAT Live In London

Surf pop perfection at The Moth Club Getting Seattle outfit Tacocat to perform in the UK is a rare (but most welcome) event. Aside from that, the choice of venue is also an intriguing decision given that we’re inside the … Read More

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GOLD BABY – 500/1

This is just a bad dream… When a band takes its name from one of Sylvia Plath’s most famous poems, it can only be a good thing. Such is the case with Siân Alex’s indie-pop combo Gold Baby, who return … Read More

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MARINA – Love + Fear

When love is lost it’s only fear in disguise Having detached herself from her earlier title as Marina And The Diamonds (settling instead for a straightforward ‘Marina’) Welsh musician and songwriter Marina Diamandis has returned after a lengthy break with … Read More

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