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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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Jonathan Antoine will be releasing his debut solo album Tenore on October 13.

Interview with Britain’s Got Talent opera star Jonathan Antoine

Once a shy teen with a hidden talent, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jonathan Antoine is now an opera star who is set to release his debut solo album.

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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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Irving Berlin. [Picture: Barrie Stacey]

Life of acclaimed 1930s songwriter set to be celebrated at Ilford show

A whirlwind of stars have gathered together to celebrate the life and successful career of a widely recognised songwriter.

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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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Children enjoying themselves at one of the Splash days at the Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre. [Picture: Redbridge Council]

Pictures: An adventurous summer for the children of Redbridge

The Recorder has been keeping an eye on the exciting variety of activities that are keeping the children entertained this summer.

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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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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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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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