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At Last <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/At-Last-Ike-Moriz/dp/artist-redirect/B00HY0T9RY">Ike Moriz</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
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Ike Moriz – At Last (Mosquito Records London)
Ike Moriz is one tricky artist to pin down. He originally made records in London back in the early noughties as part of a new wave of pop that sprung up in the wake of Britpop, though he always seemed to take the majority of his musical leads from the pop classicism of the preceding decades.

Since then he’s relocated to his home-country of South Africa, where he’s made a name for himself as an interpreter of the Great American Songbook - and has followed a stylistic bent with roots in the big bands of the ‘40s and ‘50s, and vocalists like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. By my reckoning “At Last” is his 14th long player, and his… Read more
It's Been a Long Time Awaiting [Explicit] <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Been-Long-Time-Awaiting-Explicit/dp/artist-redirect/B00I54P468">The Nymphs</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
The Nymphs – It’s Been A Long Time Awaiting (Independent)
Goodness, this 14-track collection sounds remarkably fresh and full of life - which is a little unexpected as The Nymphs’ sound harks back to the girl groups of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, rather than anything overtly contemporary or new. Of course, it’s their sheer melodicism that carries the day, and propels the listener through a series of songs, drenched in harmony, and solely reliant on the vocal prowess of Jane Hendry, Bek Chapman, Clare Hendry and Kelly Day.

Almost completely a capella – there’s the occasional beat for the purists to contend with – sublime arrangements underpin their songs and provide plenty of… Read more
When Lightning Strikes <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Lightning-Strikes-Lynne-Taylor/dp/artist-redirect/B00FYPB7NA">Lynne Taylor</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
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Lynne Taylor – When Lightning Strikes (Independent)
A stalwart of her local New England scene, Lynne Taylor has been a professional musician since she was 14 years old, playing solo and in various groupings. When comparisons to other artists are mentioned, names like Tori Amos, Fiona Apple and Sheryl Crow are often referenced, but there’s also a timelessness to Taylor’s best work – and there’s plenty of it to be found on “When Lightning Strikes” - to spark memories of Buffy Sainte Marie, Carole King and a gaggle of revered ‘70s west coast songwriters.

Her instrument of choice is the piano, though the majority of her new songs are presented within a full band setting, where… Read more