Well we’re nearing the end of 2012, so it’s only fair that we try and rank some of the stand-out albums of this year… And it’s taken some doing! The last 12 months have undoubtedly been superb on a musical front. Once the skin of ordinary music that graces the majority of our mainstream radio… Continue reading REVIEWCASTER’S TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2012
Google image search ‘The Black Keys’, and the vast majority of the hits will show you a thoroughly unfashionable duo that are further from being stereotypical rock stars than 311 are from sending Scott Stapp a Christmas card! Looks however, can be extremely deceiving, and after almost a decade of releasing unmastered, droning blues, the… Continue reading THE BLACK KEYS – LIVE REVIEW – NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA, 07/12/2013
The Mercury Prize, despite its critics, is without doubt a much sought after award (unless you’re Damon Albarn) that has provided a platform for many bands since its inauguration in 1992. Asides the £20,000 prize money, the award generally means a tenfold rise in the album’s sales and a stratospheric increase of the profile of… Continue reading ALT-J – AN AWESOME WAVE – REVIEW: BAND SURF AN AWESOME WAVE TO THE MERCURY PRIZE… BUT WHERE WILL IT TAKE THEM?