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THE ALLERGIES: Jumping Off b/w Gather Around (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES:  Jumping Off b/w Gather AroundRating: ★★★★★ There are less than thirty days to go before the worst year in recent memory is consigned to history and the big question is – ‘Is there time for The Allergies to squeeze out one more 45 before it’s lights out on 2020? Looks like there is! So gather around for the party is jumping off! Or rather say hello to Jumping Off b/w Gather Around – less track titles than descriptions of what
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THE BAMBOOS: Power Without Greed + video

THE BAMBOOS: Power Without GreedNew Bamboos single Power Without Greed follows Hard Up and While You Sleep and taps into the classic funk trope of the protest song. Cue a loping seventies groove (complete with flute solo), over which the unmistakable tones of Kylie Auldist soar as she regales anyone who will listen that what we need is power without greed. The accompanying video delivers a montage of the
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: ‘Carambola Jelly’ video

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Carambola Jelly Stand by for the Ugandan-Estonian funky disco-cinematic team-up that is ‘Ugandan Tarantino’ Nabwana I.G.G.’s new video for Lexsoul Dancemachine’s Lexplosion II LP track, Carambola Jelly. Carambola, is of course also known as ‘the star fruit’ and makes an early appearance in the video’s short tale of urban gangsterism with a ‘wife’ beginning to prepare
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ANDY COOPER: L.I.S.T.E.N. video

Rating: ★★★★★ A week ahead of next week’s L.I.S.T.E.N. LP release from Andy Cooper comes the video for the title track revealing a number that’ll definitely make you perk your ears up, not to mention open your eyes wide. There’s Andy’s chaingun vocals of course and also the clear visual references to Children’s Workshop TV of the 70s and 80s as a host of AC’s homies don costumes to
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: ‘I Just Got That Feeling’ video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: 'I Just Got That Feeling' videoJust out, it’s the new video for Andy Cooper-featuring track, I Just Got That Feeling, off latest Allergies album – the excellent Say The Word.  Probably the most serious track of the set, said cut provides a mid-LP moment of introspection and reflection amid the bubblegum breakbeat thrills, recalling material from Audacity-era Ugly Duckling. “Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror
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CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS feat. BROTHER GOODLOVE: As Far As We Know + video

CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS feat. BROTHER GOODLOVE:  As Far As We KnowNew from Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers is the retro-soul message of latest single As Far As We Know featuring the appropriately velvety-smooth vocals of Brother Goodlove. That’ll be a message of peace and harmony, by the way – a sort of musical balm for all the divisiveness of late, if you will, reminding people of their similarities and the possibilities inherent in working together. Crushed
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THE BAMBOOS: Hard Up + video

THE BAMBOOS: Hard UpGoing forward into the past in their twentieth year as a band, The Bamboos return with new single Hard Up that rediscovers the rawer sound of their early material. The mood is arguably more downbeat though with singer Kylie Auldist (who nevertheless sounds in fine fettle) delivering blues-themed lyrics such as “I don’t want a ride for free/ Ain’t no job security no more…Prices
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THE SCRIBES X ASTRO SNARE: ‘Mighty Mighty’ video

THE SCRIBES: 'Mighty Mighty' videoThe Scribes continue to promote their Totem Trilogy EP Pt 1 collab. with Astro Snare by releasing this video (produced entirely during isolation by Wild Child Studios (Instagram @wild_child_studios)) for reggae-influenced EP track Mighty Mighty. Since the track in question lyrically forms a broad call to rise up against corrupt power everywhere, what better topic for
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Entertainment + video

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: EntertainmentBringing the laid-back boogie-funk on the second single from their forthcoming Lexplosion II album are Lexsoul Dancemachine with Entertainment. And entertainment is something they know a thing or two about with seven years and two previous albums under their belt. It’s not just a studio thing either; the monkey has watched this band fill a floor with people who previously knew nothing
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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + video

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Do It + videoHeads up everyone, it’s time for a new single from Smoove & Turrell, which goes by the catch-all double entendre title of Do It. Said cut takes the form of classic S&T 125 bpm 80s disco soul and features more slap bass than Mark King and Flea going head-to-head in a bass-slapping competition on the planet Larry Graham. Meanwhile Turrell belts out the hook, “Come on and do it (Do It!)/
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