BLURB-O-RAMA FT. TOBIN SPROUT, THE WEDDING PRESENT, DANIEL LAND AND WHOOP-SZO

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On the edge of tomorrow’s musical imaginings, rock ‘n’ roll continues to be re-invented phrase by phrase. Discover why we need to constantly look back to move forward. 

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TOBIN SPROUT – THE UNIVERSE AND ME (BURGER RECORDS)

First album in seven years for the singer-songwriter famously known for his association with lofi pop-rock pioneers Guided By Voices. The Universe And Me lives up to Sprout’s excellent credentials, delivering fourteen tracks of well crafted classic alt-rock material – honestly produced, without any gimmickry or special effects. Raw and immediate. http://www.tobinsprout.net/ (To be released on Feb 3rd 2017)

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THE WEDDING PRESENT – GOING, GOING … (HHBTM RECORDS)

This album – the band’s ninth – tells the story of a road trip across the USA, revealed across a collection of twenty ‘linked’ songs, each with an accompanying short film. This glorious double LP captures David Gedge & company in a confident mood as it contains experimental instrumentals and the expected alternative rockers sitting comfortably next to each other. A crowning achievement. https://scopitones.co.uk/

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DANIEL LAND – IN LOVE WITH A GHOST (SELF-RELEASED)

After a three year hiatus, Daniel Land has released his ‘In Love With a Ghost’ LP, his first solo work since disbanding The Modern Painters. The new album is a gorgeous impressionistic work that expresses Land’s roots in dream pop and jazz-rock. Moody and highly evocative, once the opening “You And Me Against The Sky” embraces you with its beguiling goodness, you will be locked into its charming reveries. Perfect soundtrack for those rainy Sunday afternoons. http://www.danielland.co.uk/

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WHOOP-SZO – CITIZEN’S BAN(NE)D RADIO (SELF-RELEASED)

Proof positive that “guitar rock” is not the artistic cul-de-sac some critics make it out to be. This London, Ontario group have fashioned a creative sounding album from fragments of demos and experiments, which basically comes across as stylistic amorphous and genre-free. Which is a helluva achievement considering modern rock’s penchant for pigeon-holing. Like the band themselves state – “A bit nostalgic and definitely varied”. #THENEWROCKNROLL in a nutshell. https://www.facebook.com/WHOOPszo

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