Review: Jenny Gillespie – Cure For Dreaming

After being placed in the top 25 albums of the year by Billboard for her debut album Chamma, Jenny Gillespie is back again and stronger than ever with her second album entitled Cure For Dreaming. Her progressive folk pop music genre has brought her this impressive recognition, as she works alongside credible musicians to create a perfect marriage…

Review: The Altered Hours – In Heat Not Sorry

From the Irish city of Cork, a five piece band with an utterly unique sound came together to create alternative music which captivated their audience. Now, they have released their first full length album, In Heat Not Sorry. With distortion, clashing chords, minor keys and intriguing vocals, the band have included all the common elements of their…

Review: Swahili Blonde – And Only the Melody Was Real

Swahili Blonde’s album, And Only the Melody Was Real, is held together through a unifying tone; a feeling; a sense of mystery. The overall effect of the music is strangely serene and sometimes sombre, unusual from an artist whose sound is best described as Kraftwerk-esque electro with a dash of afro-beat. This feeling of mystery is…

Review from the Archive: Safe Haven Soundtrack

One can most certainly expect a film that is adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel to be rife with romantic gestures and starry-eyed lovers. However, the soundtrack to the most recent film, Safe Haven, is a beautiful departure from the repetitive, stale storylines that are so prevalent in modern romantic films. The soothing and melodic…