Office Politics Office Politics is here and it “jumped the queue because it’s smarter than you and better than you” teases the opening track, Queuejumper, a burst of pop that is indeed better than me.


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Mettavolution by Rodrigo Y Gabriela With the vast majority of today’s popular music heavily relying on catchy vocal hooks to draw in the attention of listeners, you don’t often find music that can captivate listeners simply with instruments. So we take away the vocals and the drums usually give the songs rhythm. But if you take that away you’re simply left with almost empty sounding guitars. Well not with the latest musical endeavours from the mighty Rodrigo y Gabriela. That’s right. They’re back with immense Mexican vibes in the form of Mettavolution.


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The Best of… So Far by Newton Faulkner When Newton Faulkner burst onto the scene with his unique approach to a blend of pop and folk music back in the summer of 2007, he embarked on a journey that's seen him create and release some of the most beautiful music.


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Look Now by Elvis Costello and The Imposters Elvis Costello is one of those long-career artists who seem to manage to stay artistically vibrant against the odds. Back in the late 1970s, with singles like ‘Watching the Detectives’, he quickly established himself as one of the most intelligent commentators on the punk / new-wave music scene, a man with songwriting attitude who could pen both great tunes and incisive lyrics. However, unlike many of his 70s contemporaries, Costello was not going to be confined as a one-trick artist and he quickly moved on to make a huge range of records spanning many styles and genres (including country, R & B, Brill Building, string quartet). He has also collaborated with some great names in the music business, including Paul McCartney and Burt Bacharach. He’s not predictable and whenever a new album is announced the question is what version of Elvis Costello will this record represent?


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Live From The Ryman by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Live From The Ryman by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit opens with 'Hope The High Road', a political guitar-driven anthem possessing all the right ingredients to tell you "Here’s the band you came to see". Politically outspoken, fiery with a side order of slide guitar and a sprinkling of nice harmonies - but it disappointed slightly as it felt like the sound tech wasn’t quite on point and the middle notes seemed a little muddy. However by track 2, '24 Frames', the sound technician seemed to have awakened and employed their skillset to its full potential with a much cleaner sound.


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VI by You Me At Six Simplistically titled but thoughtfully curated, VI is the sixth studio offering from Surrey-based pop-rockers You Me At Six, an album that’s aiming to re-position the band within the minds of fans and detractors alike.


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7 Blood by Blair Jollands Blair Jollands’ latest offering 7 Blood is out now at most good record shops and streaming services. The latest offering from the New Zealand singer songwriter doesn't disappoint with infectious songs and clever lyrics it's a must for fans and newbies alike.


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REDUXER by alt-J Formed in 2007 at Leeds University, alt-J are a critically acclaimed band who to date have released 3 albums, the first of which ‘An Awesome Wave’ saw them claim the Mercury Prize in 2012. Their second album ‘This Is All Yours’ released in 2014 went straight to No. 1. Their third album ‘Relaxer’ was released in June 2017 and again this album was nominated for the Mercury Prize but they lost out that year.


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My Mind Makes Noises by Pale Waves There is a misconception amongst casual music listeners that there is such a thing as an ‘overnight success’. In reality, for every award, every hit single and every massive show, there are untold hours of blood, sweat and tears that each artist needs to endure before they can own their success.


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Coup De Grace by Miles Kane Miles Kane inhabits that weird sweet spot in indie guitar music wherein he is pretty much a household name without ever becoming a bona fide pop star. His third album Coup De Grace finds Kane in defiant mood, embracing his heaviest sound yet.


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Perfume by Wand ‘Perfume’ immediately sounds like a follow-up to ‘Plum’, featuring strong melodies and riffs, plus a few inspiring instrumental work-outs and, like ‘Plum’, the album sounds like a real group effort.


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Reef This album is a real, real mixed bag. From the opening track and album title, Revelation, you would be expecting a real rock n roll hyped up ride, indeed the opening track sounds a little like an AC/DC cover. It’s not, but it certainly has strains of the aussie rockers. This is no bad thing, but it belies what else is coming on the album. You see, what follows is a fabulous blend of Rock n Roll, Blues, Southern Country Rock and indeed gospel.


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For Now by DMA's DMA's, the Sydney based trio’s debut album, Hills End, landed on these shores some two years ago. Unashamedly Britpop (specifically Oasis) influenced it became a huge word of mouth success backed with a slew of stunning, jaw dropping live shows. Two years later we come to what is traditionally known as ‘the difficult second album’. The teaser singles ‘Dawning’ and album title track, ‘For Now’ had hinted at a band expanding their influences, maturing and searching for their own sound.


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Gomez It’s been a while but Gomez are back with their 20th anniversary edition of the ‘Bring It On’ album, and this isn’t just your usual remix rehash effort. Far from it, not only does it feature their original debut album but in addition the massive the 4 cd set also includes over 30 previously unreleased tracks, a recording of their set from Glastonbury 1998, rare demos and a BBC session. In short there are a massive 63 tracks which provide just over 4 and a half hours for your listening pleasure.


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