Nancy Elizabeth – Battle and Victory

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 17:15 | Category : Uncategorized
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A couple of months back, I wrote about Nancy Elizabeth, a young singer-songwriter from Wigan whose single Hey Son had particularly captivated me. “If this is a taster for her new album Battle and Victory, it will be a magnificent thing indeed.” I said.
Well, the album is now with us, actually has been for a [...]

Phosphorescent - Pride

Friday, 2 November 2007, 17:03 | Category : Uncategorized
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Here’s something to send you off gently into the weekend.

I first came across Phosphorescent - aka Georgia native, Brooklyn resident Matthew Houck - earlier in the year after a friend’s tip-off. His woozy psychedelic melodies were an instant hit with me, and his last album Aw Come Aw Wry has been a big favourite [...]

Best of October

Friday, 2 November 2007, 14:09 | Category : Uncategorized
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Album of the month
Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
I know last month it was all meant to be all about Radiohead, but here’s an album that I’ve been enjoying more. There’s not a lot that I can say about The Flying Club that hasn’t been said already. I never got round to reviewing it properly, [...]

Kid Harpoon – The First EP

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 16:54 | Category : Uncategorized
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After yesterday’s minor diversions, I’m back on track with more of the usually kind of Daily Growl stuff (breathe more easily, Mr. Toad). Like singer-songwriters. I’m not going to buy into the journalistic cliché which says that there are too many singer-songwriters around today. There may be a lot, but like all kinds of music, [...]