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ELISE TROUW – Young & Gifted

YouTube sensation and 18 year-old talent from San Diego Elise Trouw has made a name for herself as an emerging star online with homemade videos that highlight her skills on the drums. In 2015, she made the...

Pieta Brown – Wait a minute Mr.Postman

  Written primarily in hotel rooms and then sent around the world as a series of sonic postcards for others to stamp their personalities on, could have resulted in Pieta Brown’s latest album...
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MUDCRUTCH – Back to the Future

Mudcrutch is the most famous band you never heard of. Mudcrutch is also a strong testament of how a rock'n'roll legend is true to his friends. Mudcrutch was Tom Petty's first band, in which he played bass and...
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PRIESTS – Veni, vidi, vici.

Imagine a band fronted by Chrissie and Siouxsie sharing vocals, Hooky on bass and a supporting cast capable of delivering surf-punk-jazz-funk-agit-pop-a-roll. Now listen to Priests debut album ‘NOTHING...

MOON DUO – The Devil’s in the Details

The first of two albums dealing with all things arcane and esoteric, on their fourth album together Ripley Johnson (guitars) and Sanae Yamada (keys) as Moon Duo present a consistently entertaining collection...

ALEX IZENBERG – A True Original Voice

One can find original music if he or she puts his or her mind to it. Reading RREVERB regularly is one good habit to take. ;) This week, we dive into Alex Izenberg's latest album "Harlequin", published mid...

LOST IN MUSIC – 2017 – SHERBERT LEMONS?

MENACE BEACH – LEMON MEMORY I missed this Leeds duo’s debut album ‘RATWORLD’ so came to this free from the baggage of expectation. This ‘difficult sophomore album’ kicks off in promising...
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JOSHUA REDMAN & BRAD MEHLDAU – Friends Reunion

One thing I appreciate with jazz is the meeting of two great artists who mix their skills and musical landscapes to create new music together. You don't see this as often in rock nor pop. Duets combine voices,...

THE CAIRO GANG – Wrapped in Velvet

California-born musician Emmett Kelly plays with a lot of people. From Ty Segall to Bonnie “Prince” Billy to Joan of Arc and Japanese musician Takuma Watanabe, he is everywhere! His main focus is his band...

TIFT MERRITT – HEARTACHES AND LULLABY’S

Tift Merritt  serves up a feast fit for a King with her latest offering “Stitch of the World”. With an opening four song appetizer, a 3 song main course, and 3 sweet ballads topping things off, Tift...
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THE ROLLING STONES – The Blues Masters

Keith Richards' solo album "Crosseyed Heart" from 2015 must have shaken Mick Jagger's deeply hidden blues pride. Could rock's oldest millionnaires be the blues band they once were 50 years ago? Or would...
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STING Sees The Light

Sting is a great musician. It's easy to be impressed by his amazing career, from his days in The Police (1977-1984), which hailed itself as one of the world's best bands of the early 80s, to his solo...

JIM JAMES – Hiding in Plain Sight

Waves of ominous, swirling keys and treated guitars welcome you aboard Jim James second solo album “Eternally Even” and it takes a minute before you sit back and sigh with pleasure as his singular voice...

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT – Going Round The Bend?

For an album with so many writers involved Martha Wainwright has pulled off a bit of a coup here, managing to corral a herd of disparate sounds and personalities together and deliver a record of diversity...
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The Many Faces of RUST EDEN

Yet another great Montreal band that reached my ears thanks to the Xmas List of Poulet Neige! Rust Eden is a cool indie rock band that takes the time to build moods in which the listener gets slowly but surely...

JESCA HOOP – An Old Soul…

Tom Waits says of Jesca Hoop: 'She is like an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night.' And Tom should know, on her new album "Memories...
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TEMPLES To Headline 2017 Desert Daze Caravan

News Release from Pitch Perfect PR, January 9, 2017 - Temples, the English four-piece consisting of James Bagshaw (vocals, guitar), Tom Walmsley (bass, backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) and Adam Smith (keys),...
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ELEPHANT STONE – Enjoyable sense of pop

This Montreal trio taps in the Tame Impala fan base with their catchy indie pop songs that have some psychedelia elements, but also some great soul pop features that probably makes them accessible for Arctic...
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THE BROOKS – The Real Stuff

Right from the start, Montreal-based band The Brooks make it clear they've got the funk! And it ain't cheap. The first seconds of Funkyshit highlight their ability to groove with a rich rhythm pattern. I...
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SOLANGE – The Centre of Attention

Being the sister of the Diva of soul must not be an easy place to be for Solange Knowles. A bit like Beyoncé's ex-bandmates of Destiny's Child, she is bound to have her music constantly compared with her...
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MICHAEL KIWANUKA – Personal Drama

One by whom the soul revival arrived in the last few years, Michael Kiwanuka strikes back with an amazing album, that goes beyond soul music. He chooses to start with a bold statement: a 10-minute-long song,...
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LOST IN MUSIC 2016 – MY YEAR

SOME THINGS OLD, SOME THINGS NEW, SOME THINGS REVISITED, SOME THINGS JAZZY, CLASSICAL, AND BLUES. (And a couple of books thrown in for good measure.) DON’T FEAR THE REAPER My year started in exciting...
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5 albums that impressed me in 2016

In a bad or a great way, here are 5 albums that didn't go unnoticed in the last 12 months. 1 DEATH GRIPS - Interview 2016 (Third World Records) Another obscure album from the Deathgrips. Following...
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2016: A superb tragedy

One needs a little bit of black humour to get through a year like 2016. Pointless for me to regurgitate every ugly detail, every single huge loss in the music world, every disheartening regression we’ve...
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Lost in Music – 10 albums for 2016

10! Nowhere near enough is it. But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. CASS McCOMBS - MANGY LOVE (Anti-) 8th trip to the well for Cass and it's a masterpiece. From the opening Kurt Vile-esque 'Bum...
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FUJIYA & MIYAGI – One-Two Punch

Don't you like these 4-song EP's from unknown bands that pop-up out of nowhere with a handful of great songs? Brighton's Fujiya & Miyagi is one of them. These Englishmen aren’t newcomers, as David Best...
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JESSE MAC CORMACK – Raw Blues

In an exclusive RREVERB interview in November 2015, music consultant Pedro Barbosa answered “Jesse Mac Cormack” when I asked him, "Which brilliant artist should have made it big, but didn’t yet?" adding,...
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AA – Controlled Chaos

Apart from showing up first in the alphabetical order of band listings, it can be an inconvenient to use “Aa” as a band name. Think of Google Search, domain names and so on. Looking for French musician "M"...
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JOSEPH ARTHUR – Owning Lou Reed

New York musician and painter Joseph Arthur has been a Lou Reed fan for the longest time. When the Velvet Underground leader passed away on October 27, 2013, many musicians paid him tribute by covering his...
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AGNES OBEL – In a Different Mood

Agnes Obel is a Danish singer-songwriter that had charmed many ears and hearts with her 2013 album “Aventine". The world met a talented melodist who knew how to lift one's soul with beautiful vocals and airy...
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Welcome to THE GROWLERS’ Beach Goth!

The Growlers is a California based band which has been labeled as Beach Goth, a mixture basically of surf folkish upbeat rhythms and rich in reverb that obeys to the weird attitude and aesthetics of Brooks...
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AXIS: SOVA – Guitars Occupy!

Furious guitars, a voice lost in echo and relentless beat are welcoming new ears on 8 minutes 30 seconds-long Love Identity, the first song of the brand-new album by Chicago-based band Axis: Sova. Entitled...
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GURR – Gurr Power

This two-female band from Berlin is a lot of fun to listen to. Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee Jenkins create a very dynamic pop punk rock where influences from Sleater-Kinney, Throwing Muses and The Breeders...

The Rich Music of KING CREOSOTE

King Creosote is mainly Kenny Anderson, a 48-year-old musician born in Fife, a peninsula in eastern Scotland. He is also a member of Scottish-Canadian band The Burns Unit. Anderson is the type of musician that...
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OSCAR – The Happy Londoner

As soon as the song Sometimes starts and you hear Oscar's voice, you go: "OMG he sounds so much like Morrissey!" Oscar's music is much more happy and upbeat than all The Smiths or the Moz himself ever did (Be...
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JOHN CALE – Sharp!

It is always very impressive when you are about to see a concert from an artist that you really respect. There is this excitement, in the days before the show, that you want to tone down so you are not...