REVIEW: The week's best rock albums from The Magpie Salute, Saxon to Massive Wagons

The Magpie Salute was ‘named for luck’ (Image: nc) The Magpie Salute High Water. (Provogue/Mascot). ***** 5 Stars. Named for luck, The Magpie Salute is a phoenix of a band raised from the glowing ashes of Rich Robinson’s Hookah Brown and The Black Crowes groups. Now leading a new band comprised of players from More...

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By admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Madonna birthday: Queen of Pop turns 60 – how she became the cultural icon of a generation

She faced rejection after rejection and was told she would never make it so resorted to nude modelling and working as a waitress to pay for dance classes. The knock-backs failed to quell her famously fierce More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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SW4 Festival: The five MUST SEE acts at this year’s South West Four 2018 in Clapham Common

Marshmello Headlining the main stage on Saturday, viral sensation Marshmello has come out of nowhere in the last year, and has since become one of the biggest artists on the UK pop scene. Working with the likes More...

By admin On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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New CD releases: Jake Shears, Tom Baxter and Jason Mraz

ALBUM OF THE WEEK JAKE SHEARS Jake Shears ★★★★✩ (Absolute) IN the wake of Mamma Mia! 2 the charts might just be ready, once more, for the sort of big, show-stopping, pop that dominated the airwaves More...

By admin On Sunday, August 12th, 2018
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K-Pop stars BTS Love Yourself album video, release date and O2 shows: Who are BTS?

Boy Bands have suffered a dramatic decline in the UK and US. Even One Direction seems like a fading memory. The rise of K-Pop looks set to change all that and not just in its native Asian regions. BTS scored More...

By admin On Saturday, August 11th, 2018
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Cheryl new album 2018: As she joins The Greatest Dancer, when is music released?

The popstar was confirmed today to have joined the judging panel of The Greatest Dancer, as auditions begin in Birmingham. She will be joined by Matthew Morrison and Oti Mabuse on the panel, with Alesha Dixon More...

By admin On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Una Healy: My six best albums

MADONNA: True Blue (Warner) The first album I had, when I was six. It was on cassette and my sister and I played it so much it kept coming loose. We knew every single word and I still remember it. It’s sad More...

By admin On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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New CD releases: Jim Lauderdale, Hilang Child, Loose Tooth and Paradise

ALBUM OF THE WEEK Jim Lauderdale Time Flies 4/5 (Yep Roc) Often termed a songwriter’s songwriter, 61-year- old Lauderdale is the sort of country artist who, like Lee Ann Womack and Chris Stapleton, flirts More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Opera review: Verbier Festival 2018 25th Anniversary Gala

When the snow melts, the pace calms down, and hikers come for walking holidays in the foothills of Mount Fort.  In July and early August the sound of music fills the valleys, as musicians and singers arrive More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
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New CD releases: Miles Kane, BC Camplight and The Proclaimers

ALBUM OF THE WEEK Miles KaneCoup De Grace  4/5 (Virgin EMI) A key member of Arctic Monkey Alex Turner’s spin-off group The Last Shadow Puppets, Kane is a fine guitarist and even better singer. On this third More...