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29/10/2019

Rick Bryant: You Can Be The Boss

Explaining why he chose the colourful caricature of Rick Bryant as the cover of his seminal Stranded In Paradise publication, ...

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13/05/2019

The Shirleybyrds: I Wonder What Became Of Leia

Katikati represent. Shirley Ryder and Graeme Hardaker are the foundation stones, guitars and vocal chords of The Shirleybyrds, ...

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12/04/2019

Roy Phillips: Standard Procedure

Great album title, that, especially given the jazz platform it’s pulling into and the fact that mostly the nine tracks ...

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18/02/2019

Happy Fish: Catch Us On A Good Day

Gordon Joll is a name that may well be naggingly familiar, having sat behind the drums for some genuinely legendary Kiwi ...

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18/01/2019

Across The Great Divide: Uncommon Ground

The list of a dozen contributing musicians includes three on fiddle, two on bass and two playing bodhran, so yes, this is ...

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21/11/2018

Harry Lyon: To The Sea

The first solo album from Harry Lyon is surprisingly good – by which I don’t mean to denigrate – but rather tell you ...

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27/07/2018

Andy Bassett: The Day That Peace Broke Out

With a title that evocative, it’s not surprising that The Day That Peace Broke Out proves the highlight track of Andy Bassett’s ...

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24/07/2018

Mecuzine: Cutting Strings

Launching straight into U2 ‘Rattle And Hum’ territory with Jump The Rope (from which the album title originates), far ...

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04/07/2018

Bernie Griffen & The Thin Men: Doors Wide Open

The almost innocuous opening to the album and first single, My Brain Exploded, proves to be emblematic of a release that ...

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