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Nick Drake – Bryter Layter »

Like many great artists, poets, musicians and writers, Nick Drake only achieved the fame and recognition he desired after his untimely death. In a cruel case of life imitating art the lyrics to Fruit Tree, from his 1968 debut album Five Leaves Left, seemed more prescient than ever as he sang “No-one knows you but [...]…

Sat 27th August 2011 / No Comment / Read More »

Back to Black »

Inundated with powerfully voiced, female artists, the British music industry in 2006 was an era dominated by Déjà vu lyrics, Aguilera’s comeback album, Back to Basics, and not to forget, Girls Aloud were still on top. With that said, it was surprising that a young woman from North London would come on the scene, so breathtakingly, [...]…

Wed 3rd August 2011 / No Comment / Read More »

Talking Heads – Remain In Light »

Choosing once more to utilise the services of producer/collaborator Brian Eno, Talking Heads continued to explore their own musical and artistic boundaries with their fourth album, Remain In Light. Their previous outing, on 1979’s Fear of Music, showed a marked progression from the nerdy jerkiness of their first two efforts, with its darker themes, esoteric [...]…

Thu 16th June 2011 / No Comment / Read More »

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Jack Savoretti – Breaking All the Rules »

After the success of his first album, Savoretti’s returned with a fresh collection to take on the road. In Breaking All the Rules, his deep, mournful voice aches with every word he sings so that, even when the lyrics slip into unashamed cliché,…

Mon 10th December 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

Amida – My Life As A Trashcan »

Manchester outfit, Amida, have been doing the rounds for a number of years now. While relatively unknown on a national scale they have picked up quite a following in the northern parts of the country with their jangly garage rock & roll. This summer marked…

Sat 8th December 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

The Ozzy Osbourne’s Video Slot »

Got some time to kill or just fancy some fast easy fun & a chance to Win some cool CASH? Come join the Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and his manic family with crazy infighting, gags & pet madness, Yep it’s TV’s most…

Wed 7th March 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

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Liz Lawrence Interview »

Last week saw NBM review the fantastic single Oo Song by the young and talented Liz Lawrence. Tonight (26−11−12 3pm EST) she will be performing a rare live acoustic set that is sure to captivate the audience with her sweet vocals and tender guitar-playing. NBM caught…

Mon 26th November 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

How do they get the talent? »

Have you ever wondered how fashion stylists find models for their fashion shows or how independent film directors and producers bring their story to life and bring you that piece of multimedia art known as film? If we take film as the example, there is…

Sun 15th January 2012 / No Comment / Read More »

Chatting to Exit Ten »

Releasing an album after a good 3 year gap must be both an exciting but nerve-wracking process for any band. Moving forward with your sound and keeping hardcore fans happy is by no means an easy feat but Reading’s own Exit Ten prove that with hard work,…

Fri 2nd December 2011 / No Comment / Read More »
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Jack Savoretti – Breaking All the Rules

After the success of his first album, Savoretti’s returned with a fresh collection to take on the road. In Breaking All the Rules, his deep, mournful voice aches with every word he sings so that, even when the lyrics…

Mon 10th December 2012 / Read More »
Films

Bridesmaids

When I walked into the cinema for the screening of Bridesmaids and saw the auditorium chock full of women, my heart sank a little. I have never really been one for chick flicks, least of all chick flicks that…

Tue 21st June 2011 / Read More »
Reviews

I Call Fives Album Review

Do you know that simulation of joy? Found in smiles of people around you or in the tracks of bands that your friend has told you about and claim they are best in the world. I don’t…

Tue 4th December 2012 / Read More »
History

Sheffield’s Time-Honoured Music Venue In Spotlight For Award

Sheffield’s longest standing live music venue is in the limelight after being nominated for one of the UKs most prestigious music awards, following enduring success. The Leadmill, which celebrates its 31st birthday this year, has been nominated…

Mon 19th September 2011 / Read More »

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