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THE WHISPERS; The Definitive Collection (Robin Songs)

Veteran soul harmony group (they were founded back in 1963 in LA), the Whispers have never quite made it to the soul super league despite an impressive track record. The group (built around identical...

DURAND JONES: WORKING IT OUT…

As previously reported indie soul heroes DURAND JONES and the INDICATIONS will be releasing a new album, ‘Private Space’ on July 30 via Dead Oceans in association with Colemine Records.  Sneak previews reveal that ‘Private Space’ is every bit...

WITH HINDSIGHT….

It was six or seven years ago when we first got to know about  US musician RASHEED ALI. Since then, he’s has established a reputation as one of the most intriguing and provocative artists...

REBEL, REBEL…

It was in March that CARMY LOVE floored the soul world with her magnificent debut single, ‘Thinkin’ About You’. The thing was it sort of came out of nowhere. Some soul anoraks knew that...

VARIOUS: Everybody Makes A Mistake (Kent)

‘Everybody Makes A Mistake’ is the second  collection from Kent Records which sets out to prove that Stax Records produced plenty of stunning, emotion-churning, “for real”, Southern soul. Of course, real, old school soul...

MELODIC HARMONY; THE S.E.L. INTERVIEW….

S.E.L. is the musical alter-ego of North London soul singer EMMA LOUISE BUCKNOR . S for “soulful”, E for Emma and, of course, L for Louise. Emma’s been in and around the UK soul...

THE BAMBOOS: Hard Up (Pacific Theatre)

‘Hard Up’ is the Bamboos’ tenth studio album and the Aussie combo announced its imminent release back in February in a surprising way. The released a cover of Black Box’s 1989 smash ‘Ride On...

ISN’T SHE PRETTY?

By common consent one of this year’s best soul singles so far has come from ALEXANDER MORRIS. Record in question  paired two wonderful, proper soul cuts…. ‘Change Comin’ and ‘Love’s Knockin’’. “Lex” Morris turned...

P M WARSON; True Story (Legere)

London-based singer/songwriter P M Warson is a new kid on the blue-eyed soul block. He’s a self-confessed “Modernist” – that’s a mod to you and me. He’s steeped himself in 60s culture citing The...