Category: The Revue

Nova Twins

Fluffer Pit Party – Spring King, Demob Happy, Nova Twins – London (photo review)

The boxing ring had moved to a new warehouse for the latest in the series of Fluffer Pit Parties. As usual, the secret location was revealed shortly before I drove into East London. This time Fluffer Records had laid on the latest of their showcases at Hackney Downs Studios – a hidden away arts centre. I knew that Spring King, […]

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The Matinee September 22nd

The Matinee September 22nd

As we do every Friday, The Matinee September 22nd has nine songs to help you kick off the weekend. We kick things off a bit differently, featuring one of the great indie-rock artists and arguably the best songwriter of her generation as well as the return of a great UK band.   Angel Olsen – “Special” (Asheville, NC, USA) RIYL: […]

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The Matinee September 21st

The Matinee September 21st

Autumn has officially arrived, and The Matinee September 21st edition reflects the changing of the seasons. These songs are lot darker and subdued, without a summer anthem to be found. Some of the nine songs, however, will amuse you, others will haunt your mind for days, and the rest will leave you spellbound. Haley Heynderickx – “Oom Sha La La” […]

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Rodriguez

CityFolk 2017 In Photos – Part 2

Yesterday, we shared Part 1 of CityFolk , while today we cover the last two days of the Festival. Unfortunately, not every show was attended, but here are some quick highlights of what we did see.   Day 4 – Saturday, September 16th Saturday provided us with an incredibly full day of music to take in, and Mother Nature again provided us […]

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Staying In – ‘Staying In’ (EP review)

Staying In – ‘Staying In’ (EP review)

Here comes Generation Z. All smartphones and self-obsession, exercising their social consciences from the safety of their bedrooms. Or so the media would have us believe. We’re only a step or two away from welcoming this new cohort into the music industry. What will they have to offer? What will they have to say? Step forward Joe Reeves. At 19 […]

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Albion Place – “If This is How You Feel” (single premiere)

Albion Place – “If This is How You Feel” (single premiere)

Ask any music fan about Dunedin, New Zealand, and they’ll likely mention one thing – the Dunedin Sound. In the ’80s, a new form of indie pop emerged that mixed jangle and psychedelic pop. Bands like The Chills and The Clean led the way, and they became internationally known. Flying Nun Records was one of the first labels to support […]

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Tired Lion unleash their fury on ‘Dumb Days’ (album review)

Tired Lion unleash their fury on ‘Dumb Days’ (album review)

Australia-based Triple J’s family of radio stations are among the very best in the world. Their dedication to independent music globally and within the country is unmatched, and each year they hand out several awards to celebrate Oz’s finest indie bands and artists. One of the awards (and arguably the most popular) is Unearthed Artist of the Year. Past winners […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th

Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th

Melodic Tonic ’17 September 20th features another six songs, although from five artists this time. Two of the songs form an absolute epic. Sit back and take a sip fro this new music cocktail. Curtis Harding – “Need Your Love” (Atlanta, USA) RIYL: Al Green, Future Islands, St. Paul & The Broken Bones Last month we lost our collective minds […]

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Amanda Marshall

CityFolk 2017 in Photos – Part 1

Last year Ottawa’s CityFolk had some unfortunate luck with very rainy weather. However, this year Mother Nature was in a much sunnier mood and gifted the festival with five unbelievably warm nights, perfect to relax outside with a cold beverage and take in some great music. Festivals like CityFolk can be a logistical challenge to navigate with all the talented artists on the lineup. […]

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Alex Cameron’s imaginative and creepy ‘Forced Witness’ (album review)

Alex Cameron’s imaginative and creepy ‘Forced Witness’ (album review)

What would it be like to have a drink with Alex Cameron or even to spend a day with him? Would he be like one of the testosterone-filled characters he has created on his catchy, imaginative, albeit slightly creep new album, Forced Witness, or would he be the complete antithesis? Whatever the answer, there’s no questioning the creative brilliance of […]

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The Matinee September 19th

The Matinee September 19th

It’s time to go gallivanting around the globe in search for new music. The Matinee September 19th has nine songs from artists in seven countries. You’ll recognize a few of them if you’ve been following this space, and there are, of course, some newcomers. You might want to be sitting down for some of the songs because they are absolutely […]

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Charly Bliss

Charly Bliss & Whenyoung – Old Blue Last, London (photo review)

Charly Bliss pitched up in London’s East End to play only their second ever non-US gig. The Old Blue Last pub is a real East End boozer. It’s a Victorian building on the corner of a cross-roads, and it has a tight upstairs venue that has seen most of the bands in “the scene” over the years. Tonight saw Charly […]

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Sløtface’s extra exuberant debut ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ (album review)

Sløtface’s extra exuberant debut ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ (album review)

Try Not To Freak Out by SLØTFACE A powerhouse is emerging in Norway, and its name is Sløtface. While the band formed five years ago, these indie stars began to truly shine in the spring of 2016. That rise made them one of our artists to watch in 2017. This year, they’ve seen their popularity extend across Europe and slowly […]

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Lenore.’s harmonious self-titled debut album (album review)

Lenore.’s harmonious self-titled debut album (album review)

When considering some of the great harmonious folk/alt-folk bands today, the names Lucius, Joseph, and The Wild Reeds immediately spring to mind. Another name to add to this list is Lenore. Centered around the gorgeous vocals of Joy Pearson and Rebecca Marie Miller, the Portland, Oregon-based band’s debut album is a thing of beauty. Not exactly traditional folk, Lenore.’s music […]

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The Matinee September 18th

The Matinee September 18th

The Matinee September 18th includes 6 new tracks for the start of your week. As summer is winding down, we have no shortage of energizing songs to get you going for the week. We have artists representing Australia, Italy and the UK. HÅN – “1986” (Italy) RIYL: Woodes, Kllo, Yumi Zouma HÅN has mesmerized many with her debut track “The […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.36

Weekend Showcase 3.36

This was a sensational week for new music, and, as a result, we were extremely busy. We covered six LPs and one EP, featured three premieres, and had two photo essays. Daily picks for Ottawa’s annual CityFolk were also shared. And of course, we had our daily mini-playlist features. All this coverage has yielded a 59-song long Weekend Showcase 3.36 […]

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Saturday Sampler September 16th

Saturday Sampler September 16th

The weekend playlist known as the Saturday Sampler September 16th edition rocks, rolls, and dives deep into the new music sea. This international affair includes nine new singles from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, and the USA. We kick things off with weekend-appropriate dance tunes from one of Australia’s most beloved synth-pop bands. Check back tomorrow when our Weekend Showcase […]

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Shelita Burke – “Photograph” (single premiere)

Shelita Burke – “Photograph” (single premiere)

There is a fine line between being a pop star and a great singer-songwriter. The two are not mutually exclusive. Look around and how many of today’s top-selling artists would you consider to be great songwriters? How many even write their own songs? There are, however, some exceptions where the pop star is a great songwriter. Shelita Burke is one […]

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Midnight Sister bring the carnival to ‘Saturn Over Sunset’ (album review)

Midnight Sister bring the carnival to ‘Saturn Over Sunset’ (album review)

When two creative souls collide, the result may be conflict or spectacle. Midnight Sister‘s Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian seem to have avoided the former and landed, slap bang, in the theatrical middle ground of the latter. Drawing their inspiration from the mythology and landscapes of their homelands in the San Fernando Valley, they deliver character, circus, and carnival in […]

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The Matinee September 15th

The Matinee September 15th

Another nine songs are on today’s The Matinee September 15th edition. Hopefully this selection will perk up your eyes and pique your interest. We get things started with one of the finest singer-songwriters to arrive on the scene in the past two years.   Julia Jacklin – “Eastwick” (Blue Mountains, Australia) RIYL: Angel Olsen, Big Thief, Nadia Reid Even when […]

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