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Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

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Famy - We Fam Econo

Album review: Famy - We Fam Econo

A shining and adventurous new talent arrives on the indie crossover scene - do yourself a favour and check them out.

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Vena Portae - Vena Portae

Album review: Vena Portae -Vena Portae

More evocative, emotive alt-folk from Emily Barker, whose latest incarnation adds another string to her bow.

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Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Album review: Land Observations - The Grand Tour

Journey-inspired instrumental album that certainly nails its hypnotic nature, but for the right reasons?

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Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Album review: Luke Sital-Singh - The Fire Inside

Huge mainstream success surely beckons for this songsmith, who packs an armful of poppy, heartsting-tugging tunes.

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Alvvays - Alvvays

Album review: Alvvays - Alvvays

Accessible, hummable and lightly melancholic indie tunesmithery from the Canadian debutantes.

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The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi

Album review: The Raveonettes - Pe’ahi

Danish rock duo let the colour in and make their best record in... well, possibly ever.

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Breeders,        Promotion, , London, UK, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Tamzin Outhwaite speaks about her most important role as a mother ahead of new stage role

Tamzin Outhwaite is a little breathless when negotiating the first question of our interview, but whether it is down to her frenetic schedule or excitement over her imminent appearance in a West End play is not initially clear.

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Astronauts - Hollow Ponnnds

Album review: Astronauts - Hollow Ponds

Textured, electro-meets-pastoral adventurism in this rather lovely debut LP.

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Eric Clapton & Friends - An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Album review: Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze, An Appreciation Of JJ Cale

Slowhand buddies up with his living legend mates for an exacting JJ Cale tribute. For die-hard fans only.

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Local authors Anya Lipska and Barbara Nadel read extracts from their books at The Larder in Wanstead High Street at last year's Fringe. Picture: Geoff Wilkison

Literature, music and cinema to wow festival-goers at Wanstead Fringe

Dive into a cultural experience like no other with everything from independent film, photography, music and wine, at this year’s Wanstead Fringe.

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Cary Whitley runs Wanstead Vintage Fair which has just celebrated its fourth birthday and has been named one of the top vintage fairs in London.

Vintage fair to return to Wanstead

One of London’s top vintage fairs will be returning this weekend.

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Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Album review: Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

Personal trauma and professional strife provide ample sustenance for some of Lewis’ best material in years.

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La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Album review: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

Everyone’s favourite bequiffed dance-pop delight is back - and giving it both barrels on this sophomore LP.

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Britpop At The BBC

Album review: Britpop At The BBC

Not a definitive round-up, but a fair stab at summing up the mid-‘90s guitar scene by the Beeb.

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Saturday night at Lovebox in Victoria Park, during MIA's set

Lovebox festival review

When the first day of a festival is also the hottest day of the year, spirits are going to be high.

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Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Album review: Gramercy Arms - The Seasons Of Love

Considered, refined and varied adult pop from this mongrel NY band.

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Nick Brewer. Picture: Nick Brewer

Nick Brewer puts on performance after turning hobby into career

A new British rapper tipped to change the face of UK hip hop took to the stage at a sold out gig last week.

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Arcade Fire headlined the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park

Review: Arcade Fire, Black Sabbath, The Libertines and McBusted at British Summer Time Hyde Park

The giants of rock, metal and pop descended upon the Royal Park to put on some of the most anticipated shows of the year.

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Nick Mulvey will be performing at Somersault festival next month

Nick Mulvey tells of his love of English festivals ahead of Somersault appearance

It might not seem very glam to be stuffing your face at a service station, but when you’re a rising star with a shed load of gigs in the offing, eating on the hoof is the reality.

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London-based band Teleman will play at Secret Garden Party this July

Introducing Teleman, the London four-piece set to storm Secret Garden Party

You might not have heard of London-based four-piece Teleman yet. But in the coming months, when the band will release their debut album Breakfast and perform at popular festival the Secret Garden Party, all that is bound to change.

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A sled can help you carry all your kit for the days of revelling ahead

Festival survival guide: Don’t turn your dream weekend into a nightmare

Packing the right items and avoiding common pitfalls helps make your festival the uplifting experience it should be...

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Andy C. Pic: Andrew Attah.

Andy C interview: ‘When everybody is vibing with you – there’s no better business’

When I finally speak with Andy C he’s busy running through the soundcheck for a six-hour set in one of London’s biggest nightclubs.

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Wireless Festival

Win tickets to 30 music festivals in tomorrow’s Recorder

We’re giving readers a chance to win tickets to 30 music festivals in London and across the UK this summer.

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Alexis (left) Stefan (Right) are happy everafter releasing their debut album (Credit: Keaton Chau Photography)

Woodford band ‘Everafter’ release debut album under top producer

Woodford brothers Alexis and Stefan Daperis have worked with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides to make their debut album ‘Everything Is One’

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Winky will take to the Redbridge Drama Centre Stage on February 27.

Discover the weird and wonderful world of Winky on South Woodford stage

The weird and wonderful world of Winky comes to the South Woodford stage this month, as the Fat Git Theatre company returns.

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Rapper Rychus Ryter is aiming to raise money for his cause Righteous Impact

Former Young Citizen winner rapper Rychus Ryter releases his debut album

A rapper dedicated to changing the lives of local youths released his debut album on Friday.

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Terry Quirk and his artwork at the Kenneth More Theatre.

Ilford artist displays two decades worth of caricatures at Kenneth More Theatre

An artist who lives in rock and rock infamy is displaying his collection of caricatures spanning two decades at the Kenneth More Theatre.

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Katy Mulhern, Lisa Gifford and Louise Hart

Pandemonium Performance gear up for latest turn on South Woodford stage

What we really want is to keep moving forward and to make this our living.

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The Havering Music Makers will perform at the Kenneth More Theatre next month.

Calamity Jane gallops on to Ilford’s Kenneth More Theatre stage

Cowboys gallop on to the Kenneth More Theatre’s stage next month, as the Havering Music Makers return with Calamity Jane.

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Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Album review: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

A searing, exciting and uncompromising debut from the new darlings of rock.

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John Dudman is calling for people to come forward to take part in his variety show.

Search is on for budding cabaret performers for Barkingside show

A veteran cabaret producer and director is looking for singers, dancers and musicians, ahead of his ensemble’s show next month.

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