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James Billett: What Will They Say?

James Billett: What Will They Say?

2020 will be remembered for two things: the Coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matters movement coming to the fore, following the death of George Floyd in America.  We have yet to see the impact of the former on the music scene but, as with much else, music has...

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Rachael Sage: Character

Rachael Sage: Character

The ever prolific New Yorker Rachael Sage releases her latest album, Character, this week.   Written in the wake of a life-changing cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery period, Rachael Sage was forced to ask herself, “what comprises character?”  Character is a...

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Sadie Jemmett: Brave New Streams

Sadie Jemmett: Brave New Streams

Live music will never be the same again.  Whatever your view on that statement, it's safe to say that for the time being at least, live music is a lot different.  In this guest blog post, Sadie Jemmett tells us where lockdown has taken her music. Almost four months...

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Summer Sounds

Summer sounds are all around us and we're joining in with five artists that we especially love.  Kris James, Jonny Ong and Charity Stow are all new to us but President Street and Sharon Lazibyrd are old friends of Angry Baby - all five have new sounds out and each...

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Sergeant BuzFuz: Fox Pop

Sergeant BuzFuz: Fox Pop

Music that tells an interesting story whilst being eminently listenable and catchy is great music - it grabs by the neck and fills your head and heart with joy.  Luckily, this week's featured artist is a band called Sergeant Buzfuz and their seventh album, Fox Pop,...

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Hobo Chang: Clockwork Monster

Hobo Chang: Clockwork Monster

There are many female rock vocalists that aspire to the rootsy vulnerability of Janis Joplin but not many that meet the challenge.  One such exception is Hobo Chang's Fiona Harmon.  Hailing from North Essex, I first heard Fiona's fabulous vocals on an album by her...

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World Needs Changing: The Killing of George Floyd

Every so often something happens that makes the whole world stop and pay attention.  Sadly, in the last few weeks, we have been shocked and stood still for the killing of George Floyd in America.  #BlackLivesMatter is a statement that should be obvious and redundant -...

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Somasu: 8 Years A

Somasu: 8 Years A

After a two year break, Oxford based singer/songwriter and rapper Somasu is back with a new EP, 8 Years A, a reflective and often emotive look at the area of mental health.  Having suffered with depression and anxiety for eight years or so, 8 Years A is a collection...

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The Outlaw Orchestra: Pantomime Villains

The Outlaw Orchestra: Pantomime Villains

Nine months ago we brought you an EP from country rock band Outlaw Orchestra and said that it was so good it left you wanting more, perhaps an album next time. I'm glad they listened and now they're back with their first album, Pantomime Villains.  The music they play...

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