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Right about March, the Sonic Soul Surfer.

Singles Round Up: 23rd November 2014

Who Burrows their way into our hearts this week! (That's a clue!)

Paloma Faith - Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Singer's personality and talent win out over some odd Saturday night choices.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Manchester Academy

Some candy talking - the noise-pop legends take Manchester on a nostalgic ride.

Andrea Bocelli (featuring Lindsey Stirling) - 02 Arena, London

A bumper gallery from Italian legend Andrea Bocelli's O2 Arena show, featuring You Tube sensation Lindsey Stirling, Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay and Maria Aleida.

Campfire Tales: Shovels & Rope interviewed

The roots duo talk to us about their second, darker, album.

Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - Acoustic Dust

Give a guy some Lee-way and he'll make another album.

Now That's Magic: the Ex Hex interview

"I wouldn't even think about trying to sell albums. I've never lived in that world." Mary Timony tells Gary Kaill how her artistic integrity remains a compromise-free zone.
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Paloma Faith - Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Singer's personality and talent win out over some odd Saturday night choices.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain - Manchester Academy

Some candy talking - the noise-pop legends take Manchester on a nostalgic ride.
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Andrea Bocelli (featuring Lindsey Stirling) - 02 Arena, London

A bumper gallery from Italian legend Andrea Bocelli's O2 Arena show, featuring You Tube sensation Lindsey Stirling, Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay and Maria Aleida.
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Darius Rucker - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Hootie's back - only this time he's gone country.
More Live Reviews

Lykke Li - Albert Hall Manchester

No rest for the wicked: Lykke Li enchants Manchester.

The Levellers, The Selecter - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Lorne Thomson takes in a greatest hits set from The Levellers, with added Two Tone goodness!

Counting Crows - Roundhouse, London

A gallery from Counting Crows second sold out Roundhouse show.

Boomtown Rats - The Forum, London

It's a rat trap Judy, and we've been caught!

White Lung - Manchester Soup Kitchen

Are you tough enough, punk?

Purson - The Borderline, London

Passing through the blue door once again...
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Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - Acoustic Dust

Give a guy some Lee-way and he'll make another album.
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Garth Brooks - Man Against Machine

The Godfather of modern country returns. But is he too late for the party?
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Taylor Swift - 1989

"I'm a little bit countr- actually, no, scrub that." Gary Kaill hails a welcome change of direction.
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The Ting Tings - Super Critical

The duo embrace pop - that's their name now.
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Thurston Moore - The Best Day

There's (not) a teenage riot goin' on.
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Hozier

Hozier welcomes you to his house of worship. Let us pray.
Quick Fixes

Various Artists - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Lorde's done a mix tape - just for you.

The Doobie Brothers - Southbound

The Doobies go country. Kind of.

Cool Ghouls - A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye

Californian garage rockers bring the beat back.

Hookworms - The Hum

Hookworms - saving us from The Hum-drum, one album at a time.

Rancid - Honor Is All We Know

Mohicans at the ready - Rancid are back!

Superfood - Don't Say That

Superfood? That's blueberries, right?

Alvin Stardust - Alvin

An unexpected and unexpectedly terrific farewell.

TransAtlantic - KaLIVEoscope

Prog giants' latest live documentation.
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Write My Name In Blood: the Cheap Girls interview

"Have you ever been to a show in Germany?" We talk etiquette with the Michigan trio.
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Campfire Tales: Shovels & Rope interviewed

The roots duo talk to us about their second, darker, album.
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Now That's Magic: the Ex Hex interview

"I wouldn't even think about trying to sell albums. I've never lived in that world." Mary Timony tells Gary Kaill how her artistic integrity remains a compromise-free zone.
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Waving Not Drowning: the Glass Tides interview

Gary Kaill on why Glass Tides, amidst stiff competition, are causing more ripples than most emerging Manchester bands.
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Dark Hemyspheres: November 2014

Dark nights and darker music.
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Campfire Tales: The Shires interviewed

From Bedfordshire to Nashville, they're ready for world domination.
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Grass Roots UK showcase

Old style music with new style bands.
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Campfire Tales: October 2014

Late October, including bits of September. Chesney, McGraw, Williams, and Antebellum.