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June 2021

“Sad But True” Metallica Cover By Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Just Released

Another single for the Metallica tribute album was released this past week on June 29th by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Like St. Vincent, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit also covered Metallica’s “Sad But True” but did it in a much different way than the original version or St. Vincent’s modern grunge version....

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‘One Night’s Promises’: Midnight musings from indie rockers, ‘Seven Purple Tigers’

I’m always disappointed by bands with misleading names. Seven Purple Tigers – featuring not a single big cat playing bass – may be the worst offenders yet. Still, they’ve put out a stunning tune in ‘One Night’s Promises’: tender, shimmering, indie-rock tailor-made for midnight listening. Lead singer Austin Horne delivers a wonderful croon. His delivery...

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Punt Guns serve up sinister, spacey rock-opera on Nemesis

‘Nemesis’ is a brooding piece of cyber rock that flirts with both spy and sci-fi sensibilities. Punt Guns have aimed for a cinematic sound, and Nemesis oozes it. Lyrics are sparse, but the impressive tones from the two-pieces baritone guitar and six-string bass do enough talking. Foreboding, you could imagine it being a staple on...

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‘A Flock of Seagulls’ classic hits’ given new vigour, on the orchestral ‘String Theory’

A Flock of Seagulls: unfairly branded as a one-hit-wonder with a novelty haircut. In fact, their self-titled debut album formed a benchmark for British New Wave. Optimistic, melodic, and with a futuristic grandeur, it was a departure from the punkier acts of the US towards a more emotional sound that would grow into the New...

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Single From St. Vincent, “Sad But True,” For Metallica Tribute Album Dropped Today

Since the 2007 debut of St. Vincent, this influential and ever-changing artists has only continued to break boundaries musically and in terms of her image. St. Vincent’s latest single, “Sad But True,” which was released today (the 29th of June), continues this artist’s trend of pushing her own boundaries, both musically and lyrically, to create...

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Second orchestral album “String Theory” from A Flock of Seagulls is a new spin on classic songs

A Flock of Seagulls, the decade defining synthpop and new wave band, are back on August 20th with their second orchestral album String Theory after 2018’s Ascension. This album, once again, features the Prague Orchestra (among others) to add new instrumental backing to 11 new recordings of classics and fan favorites. The album, like Ascension,...

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LearningToDive’s “You Said it Best” is a peaceful reflection on home

After releasing his acclaimed album “Norwegian Pop” earlier this year, LearningToDive is back with a much more introspective song. Bravo Bonez, the one behind the LearningToDive project, wrote the song for the 80’s pop and post-punk inspired album, but realized that it was unique enough to merit its own moment as a standalone single. The...

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‘Unearthed’ at The Dulwich Picture Gallery: Where does urbanity end and nature begin?

The story of photography The story of photography is a concept that is fascinating for all photography lovers. The ever-changing styles, technologies and history associated with photography is enough to excite anyone. So, it’s always interesting to expand the narrative of this pioneering story. The Dulwich Picture gallery are currently exhibiting their first major photography...

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