Category: The Revue

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 2

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 2

While 2017 will be remembered as the year of the comeback for major bands, plenty of extremely talented artists and bands still made their mark. Some have been around for a few years but hovered below the radar – so low that we only learned about them this year. Others made their own comebacks or are just launching their careers. […]

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Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 1

Favorite Hidden Gems of 2017 – Part 1

It’s that time of year where everyone who writes about music shares the end-of-year lists. We’re no different, having shared our numerous lists since we started The Revue in 2013. Our absolute favorite list is the one where we get to share our favorite discoveries of the year. Some of our favorite hidden gems have gone on to do quite […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.48

Weekend Showcase 3.48

The final, weekly mega-playlist for 2017 has arrived, and what a year it has been. We just might have saved the best for last with The Weekend Showcase 3.48 edition, which has an even 50 songs. The artists and bands represent 19 countries, including: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Russia, […]

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Saturday Sampler December 9th

Saturday Sampler December 9th

And it all comes to an end… well, sort of. The Saturday Sampler December 9th edition is our very last mini-playlist of 2017. There’s still the Weekend Showcase tomorrow that runs down this past week in music plus our Mega, Mega Playlist of our favorite songs that we will share on New Year’s Eve. In addition, we’ll be sharing our […]

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The Matinee December 8th

The Matinee December 8th

Whether you want to dance of have a song that allows you to lay back and stare at the stars, The Matinee December 8th is the ticket for you. The mini-playlist once again features nine songs that will get you ready for the weekend. This is also the last The Matinee of 2017, and we’ll be back on January 8th. […]

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The Matinee December 7th

The Matinee December 7th

The Matinee December 7th is rarity – each of the nine artists and bands have previously been showcased before, either on one of our daily playlists or in another feature. Some, however, have not released anything new in a little while others are gearing up for a massive 2018. Anna Burch – “Tea-Soaked Letter” (Detroit, USA) RIYL: Jay Som, Fazerdaze, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, December 6th

Melodic Tonic ’17, December 6th

From indie folk to psych rock, the Melodic Tonic ’17, December 6th edition is a mid-week sonic feast. Featuring six artists from six countries (Australia, England, Ireland, Mexico, Sweden, and the US), this mini-playlist offers something for everyone. We kick things off with one of our favorite American indie rockers.   Strand of Oaks – “Passing Out” (Philadelphia, USA)  […]

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Sleep Party People at The Lexington, London (photo essay)

Sleep Party People at The Lexington, London (photo essay)

Occasionally you turn up to a gig and wonder whether that headache tablet you took earlier was something just a little bit stronger. Imagine turning up to a gig where the four guys on stage resemble a certain rabbit from Donnie Darko. Yeah, that’s exactly what happened at The Lexington as Danish band Sleep Party People headlined at the small […]

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The Matinee December 5th

The Matinee December 5th

Wendy started the week of with some rockers, and we continue the trend with more upbeat fare on The Matinee December 5th. This is the last week of 2017 that we’ll be sharing new singles, so we may as well go out with a bang.   BEACH RIOT – “She’s a Hurricane” (London/Brighton, England)  RIYL: Queens of the Stone […]

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Cigarettes After Sex

Cigarettes After Sex, Bad Sounds, and We Were Promised Jetpacks (photo reviews)

November was a busy month for London gigs. Many nights saw at least five bands playing in various places across the capital that The Revue would have loved to have covered. Here’s three of the best from the last couple of weeks. Cigarettes After Sex The Roundhouse I 20/11/2017 I No support act Cigarettes After Sex play at two speeds […]

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White Room – ‘Eight’ (EP review)

White Room – ‘Eight’ (EP review)

For anyone who has followed the five Brightonions who call themselves White Room for the past two years already know they are one of the most promising and underrated psychedelic bands around. While fellow Brits Temples helped usher in a new wave of neo-psychedelia, Jake Smallwood (vocals/synths), Jacob Newman (guitar), Tristan Sava (guitar/keys), Josie McNamara (bass), and Hen Sava (drums) […]

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Hater – ‘Red Blinders’ (EP review)

Hater – ‘Red Blinders’ (EP review)

Red Blinders by Hater Despite their name, Hater is a band that everyone will love, assuming you have not done so already. Earlier this year, they released their spellbinding debut album, You Tried, which evidenced the Malmö-based quartet’s ability to effortlessly write songs that are devastating in their lyrical impact yet bewitching to hear. Demonstrating that there are no limits […]

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The Matinee December 4th

The Matinee December 4th

The Matinee December 4th kicks off the first full week of December and is our last Monday Matinee until January. We have six new tracks spanning rock and dream pop for your listening pleasure. Artists are representing Israel, The US and the UK today. We hope you enjoy your week and don’t forget to check back for all of our […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.47

Weekend Showcase 3.47

The weather might be getting colder in parts of the world, but the music still stays hot. Review the past week in new music on the Weekend Showcase 3.47 edition. This version features 52 songs from artists and bands representing 18 countries. They include: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, England, Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South […]

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Saturday Sampler December 2nd

Saturday Sampler December 2nd

Kick start your weekend with nine powerful tracks on the Saturday Sampler December 2nd edition. Artists from Australia, Canada, England, Sweden, and the US bring you a variety of genres sure to quicken your pulse and delight your senses. We kick things off with one of our favourite new London bands. Anteros – “Love” (London, England) RIYL: Blondie, Wolf Alice, […]

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The Matinee December 1st

The Matinee December 1st

We have finally entered the homestretch of 2017, which also means only a little more than a week left in our daily playlists. Fortunately, The Matinee December 1st edition is a memorable one, featuring reinterpretations of classic sounds and incredibly innovative and brilliant pieces. As usual, we travel around the globe on this mini-playlist, which includes a rare stop in […]

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LOVE X STEREO – ’37B’ (album review)

LOVE X STEREO – ’37B’ (album review)

Everyone by now knows what K-pop is thanks to PSY, but the Korean music scene is far richer and more diverse than the stuff Park Jae-sang introduced to the world in 2012. In his mini-documentary, singer-songwriter Gallant investigated the rise of Korean R&B. When Pyeongchang County hosts the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in February, people will discover the massive wave of […]

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The Matinee November 30th

The Matinee November 30th

A strong Commonwealth presence is felt on the Matinee November 30th edition. Of the nine artists and bands featured, eight hail from the UK or Australia and the other one comes from the US. It’s just one of those days where a small part of the world released some of the best new music of the past few days. There […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, November 29th

Melodic Tonic ’17, November 29th

Breathe in the calming tones of the Melodic Tonic ’17, November 29th edition. These six artists from Sweden and Italy to England, Australia, and the US will restore your sanity amid the hectic pace of the holiday season. Sit back and let these artists take you to a more blissful place. Calexico – “Voices in the Field” (Tucson, AZ USA) […]

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Rachael Yamagata live at Islington Assembly Hall, London (photo essay)

Rachael Yamagata live at Islington Assembly Hall, London (photo essay)

Singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata‘s headline gig at the Islington Assembly Hall was a pleasure to experience. Her beautiful voice and her witty personality went down like a storm with the modest-sized crowd. Joking away with the audience throughout her set, it felt like a real personal performance. Opening with “Has It Happened Yet”, a song she wished was her saddest number […]

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