Carry Fire by Robert Plant Considering his status in the music world, it would be easy for Robert Plant to rest on his Led Zeppelin laurels and make the occasional outing to perform, yet, Plant has continued to explore the realms of world music with a number of different artists in tow.


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Album Review: Avalon British-born singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has an impressive track record with a discography consisting of two studio albums, now six EP’s, three live albums and nine singles. Her most recent EP, ‘Avalon’ was released on the 6th of October after releasing her first single from the album, ‘Waking Up Slow’ in August this year.


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Reverend and the Makers So Reverend and the Makers return with their new offering ‘ The Death of a King’ Initially born our of a collective of musicians the core of Jon McClure, Ed Cosens, Joe Carnall , Laura McClure and Ryan Jenkinson, this outing shares vocal duties amongst band members and chuck in a few friends as good measure and provides and eclectic and infectious outing.


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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Earlier this year Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announced that the band would be releasing as many as five new albums this year. At the time this may have seemed a rash hostage-to-fortune statement, but it’s now August and their third album of 2017 has just appeared. So they may still be on-target for five. How can they make all these albums in a year? Well, beside the fact that KGATLW are very industrious in terms of work ethic, the answer may be that, as they obviously don’t want to get typecast in terms of genre and style, they work through all sorts of experimental ideas and collaborations and quickly move on. In the future any attempt to do a KGATLW ‘best of’ selection is going to be a very tricky job, given the sheer breath of styles the band have taken in.


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Album Review: Laura Marling 'Semper Femina' Marling’s 6th album in 9 years is entitled Semper Femina, a nod to a longer quote from Virgil: “varium et mutabile semper femina“ – “woman is ever a fickle and changeable thing”.


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Album Review: Live At Union Chapel - Lissie Little do artists manage to pull off live albums when removing the protection of the production that goes into making a record. There’s no edits, no time for adjustments, no fancy auto-tune. It’s just you, the pressure of an audience, a few instruments and a microphone. You’re in the spotlight, simple. Stripped back, an unpretentious Lissie bares little thought to an uninspiring album title ‘Lissie – Live At Union Chapel’, her raw and minimalist ways show she needs no introduction, no falsity, no fresh record label bullsh*t. The London gig was sold out.


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The Specials Album Review So The Specials are about to re-releasing a trio of albums, just to remind us all exactly how great they were. Their take on life, their political overview is indeed a musical historical sign of that specific moment in time. This trio of double CDs’ featuring  'Specials', ‘More Specials’, ‘Rarities By The Special AKA’ plus ‘In The Studio (Special Edition)’, is a set of remastered and expanded releases from the Specials and the Special AKA. A  total a massive 75 tracks by the 2-Tone heroes.


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Black Sabbath Sabbath have paid homage throughout the whole album to their previous masterpieces. Damaged Soul and Dear Father hark back to Iron Man and War Pigs respectively. I don’t mind this, I like it. While the album is typically Black Sabbath, they have even strategically placed a thunderstorm and church bells, it is also current and relevant to today’s Hard Rock Genre. Black Sabbath have produced an album for their fans but also an album that will surely spawn a new Sabbath generation.


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Black Sabbath Sabbath have paid homage throughout the whole album to their previous masterpieces. Damaged Soul and Dear Father hark back to Iron Man and War Pigs respectively. I don’t mind this, I like it. While the album is typically Black Sabbath, they have even strategically placed a thunderstorm and church bells, it is also current and relevant to today’s Hard Rock Genre. Black Sabbath have produced an album for their fans but also an album that will surely spawn a new Sabbath generation.


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