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  Eyes on You by Kadija Kamara



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Passion

Making the urban streets of today burn with seventies soul style, passion and purpose is a challenge but Kadija Kamara is more than up to the job with her song “Eyes on You” striking straight at the heart of the matter.


Review date:  October 19, 2017
  www.kadijakamara.co.uk

  Dance Floor by L.A.D.



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Retro fun

The retro safe gets blown again and all those plastic eighties beats are, once more, on their way to that dodgy street corner pawn shop to be exchanged for a hit. L.A.D. are, however, notably better than most musical thieves with some dynamic female vocals adding that special sparkle to “Dance Floor.


Review date:  October 19, 2017
  www.facebook.com/LADbandofficial

  The Way That I Feel by GGOOLLDD



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Catchy

Now this one works! “The Way That I Feel” is propelled forward by a retro electropop engine and features lyrics that are little more than a chant yet such is the energy generated by GGOOLLDD that you can’t help but sing along.


Review date:  October 19, 2017
  www.ggoollddband.com

  Cost Of by Fovea



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Smart

Taking a rather more intellectual approach are Brooklyn’s Fovea proving themselves unafraid of complexity as they meander through their song “Cost Of” and duly providing the curious with something to ponder and, indeed, savour.


Review date:  October 19, 2017
  www.facebook.com/foveaband

  Warsaw by Andy Lampert



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Could be

They say that some things improve with age and certainly Andy Lampert’s song “Warsaw” is an example of that with a rather clumsy start giving way to a rather pleasing retake of the seventies glam rock sound. Chopping the song to three minutes would probably make it special.


  Scarlet Fever by Skye Wallace



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Quality

“Scarlet Fever” plays with enough drama to be a country song yet it is so full of upbeat pop-rock energy that you can’t help but sing along and that’s more than enough reason to put Skye Wallace on my playlist for the week.


Review date:  October 14, 2017
  www.facebook.com/skyewallacemusic

  Where Did All The Love Go by The Rebel Light



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Smooth

The Rebel Light are the kind of band that sound like they were born and bred on the west coast of the USA (and it would appear that they actually were) and their song “Where Did All The Love Go” duly soars with the sun into soft rock territory.


Review date:  October 13, 2017
  www.facebook.com/therebellight

  Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby by Cara Salimando



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Respectful

If you have to do a cover then at least cover a song that needs the exposure. That’s what Cara Salimando has done with her version of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” and, while the result is perhaps less brooding than the original, she is certainly walking down the same street.


Review date:  October 13, 2017
  www.facebook.com/carasalimando

  Better by Mallrat



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Innocent

It’s not often that I get to use the words sweet and innocent in a review yet Mallrat’s song “Better” deserves to be described as such with this particular Australian singer songwriter managing to sound like the soundtrack to some long lost, and simpler, times.


Review date:  October 13, 2017
  www.facebook.com/lilmallrat

  Love You Like That by Dagny



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Catchy

More electro pop from the chilled cupboards of Scandinavia but, this time, Norway’s Dagny sets out to be a rather more upbeat contender than her contemporaries with her song “Love You Like That” shaping up as nice example of the modern day pop song.


Review date:  October 13, 2017
  www.dagnymusic.com

  Alt Du Treng by Vanja V



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Upbeat

Rather more upbeat and energetic than you would expect of the current crop of super cool Scandinavian electropop, Vanja V keeps it both 100% Norwegian and dance floor friendly with “Alt Du Treng”. All you need indeed.


Review date:  October 6, 2017
  www.facebook.com/VanjaV.Official

  Roses by Sergio & The Satin Dogs



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Quality

“Roses” does seem like an old fashioned rock ‘n’ soul song on the first acquaintance but give it some time for Alabama band Sergio & The Satin Dogs are just doing it like it should be done. Sometimes the old ways are indeed the best.


Review date:  October 6, 2017
  www.satindogs.com


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