The Malta Independent 24 July 2017, Monday


Auerbach taps veteran acts in Nashville for solo album

Friday, 21 July 2017, 16:49 Last update: about 6 days ago

The recording of Dan Auerbach's new solo album was so magical he wanted to film the process, which included him collaborating with some of the most veteran session musicians of all time. But...

Back from the past, TLC still sounds great on new CD

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 16:49 Last update: about 6 days ago

TLC, the iconic '90s-era girl group, is back after 15 years away and these women are clearly not wasting anymore time. "We don't need no introduction," they boast on the first song of their new...

Bedouine's debut is hushed, haunted, delicate wonder

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 16:48 Last update: about 6 days ago

Bedouine is Azniv Korkejian's alias and the title of her debut. It's a hushed, haunted, delicate wonder - a collection evoking 1970s singer-songwriters which pairs her thoughtful words with unfussy...

FIRST Retro: Sgt Pepper’s musical revolution is 50 years

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 08:50 Last update: about 5 days ago First Magazine

Although few realised it at the time, in 1967, three unique happenings marked the climax of 70 years of popular music - and the beginning of its end. Fifty years ago, on one weekend in June, a...

Blondie's 'Pollinator' buzzes with fun hooks, guests

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 16:47 Last update: about 6 days ago

Blondie updates their sound of recent years on "Pollinator" by returning to some familiar and successful foundations. Joan Jett joins the band on opener "Doom or Destiny," one of the few tracks...

The New Zeitgeist's music connects Dublin and Austin

Monday, 17 July 2017, 16:46 Last update: about 6 days ago

Many of the lyrics on "Myths and Mortals" date back more than a century, which is why the New Zeitgeist is singing of fairies, fables and linnet's wings. This is real roots music that connects Dublin...

Calvin Harris gets some starry help on terrific CD

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 16:22 Last update: about 12 days ago

A photo of a sun-kissed, empty beach is on the front of DJ/producer Calvin Harris' new CD and there's a palm tree on the back. That's appropriate for what is a strong contender for album of the...

Sam Baker makes art with a style all his own

Friday, 14 July 2017, 16:16 Last update: about 12 days ago

If Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize re-ignited the debate on what separates popular music from poetry, Sam Baker is here to complicate things further. Baker makes elegant, original music. Nothing he does...

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