album review // FIDLAR ‘Too’
The new album showcases a band that continues to fine-tune its sonic approach while also highlighting a more introspective and revelatory approach to songwriting
album review // The Fratellis ‘Eyes Wide Tongue Tide’
We're left frustrated with the new Fratellis album ahead of their Cambridge gig
album review // Thomas Ragsdale ‘Bait’
"As delicate as it is desolate, Bait retains a cinematic quality - flawlessly attentive to the visual qualities of sound and masterful in its pacing."
album review // Laura Cannell ‘Beneath Swooping Talons’
"There are melodies within melodies, the dissonance between these different voices is part of what makes the album so haunting."
album review // Mac Demarco ‘Another One’
"incredibly inviting, it is catchy, warm and genuine" our take on the latest Mac Demarco cut
album review // Omar Souleyman – ‘Bahdeni Nami’
"His best moments come when he eschews his too-often default format in favour of different styles."
ep review // Matt Banks ‘The Naked Temper EP’
"a raw and emotional feel, akin to 1930’s blues"
album review // Son Lux ‘Bones’
"embraces both the possibilities of electronic music making and the format of that dying breed, the album"
album review // Wolf Alice ‘My Love Is Cool’
London four-piece defy expectations with breathtaking debut.
album review // Girlpool ‘Before The World Was Big’
"The songs are poetic, minimal, romantic, pained."
album review // Joanna Gruesome ‘Peanut Butter’
"It’s the kind of album that has a love-it-or-hate-it texture and will get stuck to the roof of your mouth"
album review // Skinny Lister ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’
"they've done little to change a winning formula here, and why should they?"
album review // Stornoway ‘Bonxie’
"painting pictures in their listeners minds" we review the latest Stornoway LP ahead of their two Cambridge gigs this April
album review // Gallows – ‘Desolation Sounds’
UK punk crew continue to blaze their own trail on album number four
album review // The Leisure Society – ‘The Fine Art of Hanging On’
Fantastic folk on album number four from Nick Hemming and company
album review // Vessels – ‘Dilate’
It is executed extremely well, never becoming difficult to follow and always giving the listener something new to engage with, without ever becoming overwhelmed with too many different things going on
album review // Of Montreal – ‘Aureate Gloom’
There’s experimentation and a dash of flash but this is a long way from being the next ‘Remain in Light’
album review // Purity Ring ‘Another Eternity’
Canadian dreampop duo pick up where they left off with album number two.
ep review // Sundara Karma ‘EP1’
"Their common theme of infatuation/lust gels with their sweet summer-sounding belters"
album review // Darlia – ‘Petals’
"possibly their most striking work yet" - Darlia release 'Petals' on 23rd Feb
album review // A Place to Bury Strangers – ‘Transfixation’
Noisy, nihilistic and defiantly scattershot, A Place To Bury Strangers’ fourth album is more or less exactly what we were hoping for.
album review // Last Harbour ‘Caul’
"Caul’s breadth and intensity emerge from its earnestness... it possesses its own kind of fire. A record that rewards deeper listening."
album review // Marika Hackman ‘We Slept At Last’
"Hackman is known to resist fixed categorisation of her music, and for sure the usual one you see in the media - 'folk singer-songwriter' - does not do full justice to her range of musical styles"
album review // Jose Gonzalez ‘Vestiges and Claws’
"Junip is where he experiments with that sort of sound and with his solo stuff he caters to those who like Gonzalez just the way he is"
album review // Peace ‘Happy People’
"Writing diverse records is a talent that seems as though it naturally flows through each member of the band"
album review // Kodaline ‘Coming Up For Air’
Eagerly anticipated second album hits the mark
album review // All We Are – ‘All We Are’
"All We Are have managed to carve out a sound for themselves that works remarkable well and is distinctive"
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