Meatloaf : Bat Out Of Hell singer dies at 74

The musician died at home with his family by his side, his agent confirmed. The American singer and actor Meat Loaf has died aged 74. Born Marvin Lee Aday, he died on 20 January with his wife Deborah by his side. His histrionic, huge, almost operatic vocals fronted the 43…

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Posthumous Alan Vega last album release announced

Following the Vega Vault’s 2021 initial archival release of Alan Vega’s lost album Mutator last year, the Vault has announced Invasion b/w Murder One, which is due Feb 25th via Sacred Bones Records. This release continues the collaboration of Mutator‘s mixing and producing team, Liz Lamere and Jared Artaud. Together Liz and Jared are the perfect combination to keep the legacy of Alan’s…

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The Lovely Basement: the Lovely Basement – album review

album review The Lovely Basement: the Lovely Basement (Breaking Down Recordings) CD/DL Out now Beautiful second album from West Country and indie band following the wonderful Just Because You Can. English Americana for Sunday afternoons never sounded so mellow and cool says Ged Babey.  In the same way as any…

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U-Roy: Version Galore – album review

U-Roy – Version Galore Doctor Bird 2CD/DL Released 14 January 2022 Reggae DJ U-Roy’s 1971 debut album, plus the rest of his work at Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle on this new 2CD collection. Included are takes of his classic singles Wake The Town, Wear You To The Ball and (This…

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Nicky Thomas: Love Of The Common People – album review

Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People Doctor Bird 2CD/DL Released 14 January 2022 Reissue of the 1970 album by Nicky Thomas that was released by Trojan Records in the wake of the title track’s single success. This 2CD set comes with the rest of Thomas’ output for Joe…

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Arab Strap present a new single – Aphelion

The digital release Aphelion/Flutter will be shortly available on 7” vinyl. Recorded and mixed during the sessions for As Days Get Dark, Aphelion and its B-side Flutter maintain the atmosphere and mood of the recent chart winner by Arab Strap. The two songs will be released as a limited coloured…

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