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    Stars Fall Down by Ernie Jackson

    Bubbly wubbly

    Ernie Jackson has perfected his manufactured sound with “Stars Fall Down” and undoubtedly what is left of mainstream radio will joyously lap this song up before delivering it on to the hairdressers of the world. In other words, it’s pop music as they used to make it.

    Review date: Nov 21 2014
    Website: erniejackson.co.uk
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    Salvation by Milton Star

    Route 92

    With the confidence to once more walk the well-worn path from Scotland to the land of downbeat Americana, Fife’s Milton Star use “Salvation” as their off peak ticket to musical redemption. I’m sure the Fates will smile upon them but the rest is destiny.

    Review date: Nov 21 2014
    Website: www.facebook.com/miltonstar
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    Treta Yuga by Jibóia

    Portugal!

    Mixing robotic indifference with pan European musical influences, Jibóia casts the kind of spell with “Treta Yuga” that makes you question whether your enjoyment of psychedelic substances has reached saturation point but it matters not for the female vocals had you from the start anyway. Hypnotic.

    Review date: Nov 21 2014
    Website: www.facebook.com/abracodejiboia
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    Halfway to Anywhere by Timshel

    Shiny shiny

    So shiny and clean that they could only be from somewhere in Scandinavia, Timshel nevertheless sound like the kind of American indie pop band that should have a cult following and “Halfway To Anywhere”, unsurprisingly, makes for the perfect soundtrack to brightly coloured knitwear.

    Review date: Nov 21 2014
    Website: www.facebook.com/timsheltheband
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    Simon by Firewoodisland

    Flighty folk

    Lightweight, fey and folk flavoured, “Simon” shows that Firewoodisland have what it takes to storm the stage of any family friendly festival that you might attend of a summer. Fans of bands like the Fleet Foxes should take note of these new kids on the block.

    Review date: Nov 15 2014
    Website: firewoodisland.com
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    Playground by Le Very

    Shadowy

    Not quite electro pop but on the same late night bus, Le Very give us enough evidence of artistic pretension in “Playground” to justify the use of obsession as both lyrical motivation and stylistic inspiration.

    Review date: Nov 15 2014
    Website: www.facebook.com/leveryofficial
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