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LOYLE CARNER – BFG [VIDEO]

To mark the one year anniversary of his father’s death, Loyle Carner releases a set of visuals for ‘BFG’, the opening track from his 2014 EP ‘A Little Late‘.  The emotionally-charged track is expresses Carner’s grief in the simplest and most direct way possible.  Fittingly, the video sees Carner, quite literally, with the weight of his younger brother…

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BIG SEAN – DARK SKY PARADISE

  After several teasers [including ‘Blessings‘, ‘One Man Can Change The World‘, ‘Win Some, Lose Some‘, and ‘All Your Fault‘], the release date of Big Sean’s ‘Dark Sky Fantasy’ is finally upon us.  While this is definitely a strong album, we can’t help but feel that the personality Sean injected into his last album, ‘Hall…

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GHOSTPOET – SHEDDING SKIN [FT. MELANIE DE BIASIO]

With his upcoming album ‘Shedding Skin’ due out March 2, Ghostpoet releases the title track, featuring vocalist Melanie De Biasio.  ‘Shedding Skin’ follows in the same vein as Ghostpoet’s new material, which leans away from electronica, towards a fuller, live band sound.  Of course, it still features that trademark mumble we’ve all come to know…

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6 MUSIC FESTIVAL: JAMIE T

With ‘Carry On The Grudge’ released to critical acclaim last Summer, Jamie T was one of the ones to watch at this year’s 6 Music Festival.  Playing at The Sage Gateshead, the singer-songwriter built massively on his solid live performances at music festival’s last year.  Undoubtedly the highlight of his set was recent single, ‘Zombie’, which…

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6 MUSIC FESTIVAL: JUNGLE

The Sage’s Concourse could barely contain Jungle last night, whose tropical Funk vibes could be heard for miles around.  Performing as part of a seven-piece band, it seems that founding members Tom McFarland and Josh Lloyd-Watson have really found form; exuding an infectious, youthful exuberance throughout.  Midway through, the band were joined by a local choir, who…

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6 MUSIC FESTIVAL: YOUNG FATHERS

  Young Fathers lit up The Sage last night at the BBC’s 6 Music Festival with a live show that is as charged with energy and emotion as it is inch-perfect in terms of execution.  As it has been since the release of their third album, ‘Dead‘, the Edinburgh trio’s performance was absolutely engrossing, to…

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6 MUSIC FESTIVAL: KATE TEMPEST

Essentially a spoken-word artist backed by a full band, it can’t be easy for Kate Tempest to make her stories heard in a live context.  Regardless, she pulled it off with aplomb, lighting up Sage Gateshead’s Hall One last night with her honest brand of spoken-word and general likability.  Kate-ye TempWest [as she will henceforth be…