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IB Showcase: The Work Of David Hicks

There’s something about Tango dancing and music which seldom fails to stir the soul. This very sexual dance you see now, was born out of the reality for men in those old days,” says photographer David Hicks, who, during a trip to Argentina, captured some wonderful shots which perfectly evoke the sound and feel of […]

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IB News: Tunetables

Tunetables represent a simple yet revolutionary idea – hand-crafted record storage/display units designed by a music enthusiast, for music enthusiasts. When did you last see such a thing? Sure, you can make do with flat-pack shelving, but Tunetables really take things to the next level. What we have here are bespoke tables that double as […]

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Kiey – Sunday Sanctuary Review

Meet Kiey – the Vietnamese real estate developer whose side hustle is making euphoric and cinematic electro-pop music. Yep, you heard it right. During the 9-5 working hours, Kiet Tuan Vuu is a big-deal businessman and works for a well-known leading Vietnamese manufacturing corporation. But during the hours of darkness, he morphs into a full-fledged […]

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Junior Doctor by day and Latin Pop artist by night, Senti releases sensual debut single He She It.

It’s not a combination you hear often, but it’s definitely something we’d like to hear more of. Scotland’s Senti is currently painting a name for himself within the country’s music scene. However, his story is unique because, by day, he is training to mend hearts, but by night, he is breaking them with his Enrique […]

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Ghosthunter Jack Rose revives future-house on ‘Overdrive’

Jack Rose has raised future-house from the dead with his cover of the modern club classic, ‘Overdrive’. It’s a song he’s lucky to release after the interference of… g-g-g-ghosts? Jack, best known as the host of the Amazon TV series Ghost Hunting with Jack Rose, was searching for the spirit of Great Train Robber Robert […]

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Viral sensation Sam Chaplin releases charity single ‘Sing It Out’

Working the last nine years as a homeless-charity choir director will teach you first hand about the healing power of music. ‘Sing It Out’ isn’t just Sam Chaplin’s latest single but all his lessons for how to reach people through song, packed into four and a half minutes.  Sam wanted his song to create “the […]

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‘Thrash, ahhhhhh’ Supreme Unbeing show us their ‘Face of evil’

Supreme Unbeing are a mysterious lot. Not content to let their angular, metal masks keep them anonymous, the band only existed as cartoons – think evil Gorillaz – until last month. Now, they have emerged from their animated domain: where absurd characters, whose skin melted and shivered inside of thick-stroke contours, roamed distorted landscapes. Supreme […]

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Carefree disco-pop from Rory & The Island on ‘Donna Don’t Take My Summer’

Rory & The Island have cracked the cocoon of lockdown and switched styles to deliver a warm and bubbly disco-pop hit. The track, Donna Don’t Take My Summer, shares DNA with some of the vocal tracks from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. Rory’s falsetto playing atop casual, Nile Rogers-like strumming patterns and breezy drums.  It’s […]

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Icarus’ ‘Castaway At Best’ is a sincere, searing new sound for UK Metal

From the outside metal can feel like a difficult, insular community to engage with. It’s assertive, subgenres spawn subgenres (you better know the differences), even some album covers are totally indescifrable.  But scratch the surface and you realise audiences the world over flock to it for the same reason as every other outsider genre – […]

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Alan Mair keeps making hits with the glittery, 80s infused ‘Eyes to the Sky’

When you’ve been rocking as long as Alan Mair, you learn a thing or two. He first appeared as bassist for ‘The Beatstalkers’ (“Scotland’s first-ever pop stars”) before joining power-pop outfit ‘The Only Ones’ in 1978. His new hit is an accumulation of all that and more. ‘Eyes to the Sky’ keeps up the dreamy, […]

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