Posts by ben-foster

Album Review: Jay Gonzalez – The Bitter Suite

For many, Jay Gonzalez will be mostly recognised seamlessly meandering between keyboards and guitar as part of Athens, AL-based southern

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Live Review: Alabama Shakes – Islington Assembly Hall, London

It’s a somewhat damp Thursday 17th February night at the Islington Assembly Hall, as a sold-out crowd descends upon the

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Interview: Ranking Roger – “It’s about time we had another Bob Marley or Bob Dylan”

In the world of British Ska, The Beat are something of an institution. Having released a string of phenomenal albums

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TV Crimes: Paris, Glasgow and the death of media responsibility

In his 2004 book The Copycat Effect: How The Media and Popular Culture Trigger The Mayhem in Tomorrow’s Headlines, author

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Interview: KT Tunstall – “I feel the best soundtrack is when you kind of don’t notice it”

2014 has been an interesting year for KT Tunstall. Following the success and widespread acclaim of her latest album Invisible

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BoomTown ’14: The Fortitude Highlights

BoomTown Fair 2014: August 7th – 10th Although only six years into its history, BoomTown Fair has already cemented itself

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Live Review: Drive-By Truckers – O2 Shepherd’s Bush – 13/05/14

It’s the night of the 13th May and the second leg of the Drive-By Truckers ‘English Oceans’ has reached the

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EP Review: Brave New Storm – So We Leave

It is always intriguing to catch a band early on in their career to get a feel of how they

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Interview: The Skints – “These are the strongest songs and the coolest sounds we’ve ever created”

To many modern-day reggae fans, The Skints are rapidly becoming a household name, with their unique blend of rocksteady, roots,

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Sleeps With Angels: How Kurt Cobain became an influence to his idols

“It’s better to burn out than to fade away”. Many will recall these as the final parting words of Kurt

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