Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy purportedly once said that there were only two subjects worth writing about; life and death. So much the better for Jamie Cameron, the primary lyricist behind duo The Last Dinosaur, who elegantly tackles both those familiar subjects in his scintillating opus, ‘The Nothing’. This collection of songs constitutes a […]
As I sit in amongst the breezy post-spring blues in Brighton town, I’m struck by ‘Vine’ – the first and title track in this ethereally majestic album from Jen Gloeckner.
Finally. The long anticipated self-titled album from our beloved tear-jerking Texans, Cigarettes After Sex, is to be released on 9th June 2017.
In the five years since their Mercury Prize-winning debut album, alt-J have managed to stay at the top of the off-kilter pile that is quirky British rock music. Many parts of their second offering, ‘This Is All Yours’, felt like a continuation of the first album, while other parts brought out more sides to the […]
Will Stratton’s ‘Rosewood Almanac’ has an enchanting title – and this feeds further into the enchanting quality of the music. In the American’s debut release on the label Bella Union, he seems to consider the content of an ‘almanac’ – a calendar of important dates and figures – and applies it to emotion. In ten […]
Throw up the horns, brother! Big rock is saved! Temporarily!
Over the course of barely half-an-hour Bristolian four-piece Milo’s Planes are here to fuzz-out your headphones and shake yer bones; third album ‘Individual Development Plan’ is dropping tomorrow via Gravy Train Recordings and we’re delighted to offer the first stream of this depraved collection of tracks.
Pop music will always stand the test of time, that much is true. The styling evolves and the delivery is updated but we can always guarantee that the final product will be engaging. In the classic format, we look to melody and harmonies as the pillars that bind the whole, as if it were their […]
After a busy 3 years of touring, Happyness return with a cheery, classically minded sequel to their exquisite debut. They haven’t been quiet by any means, dropping track after track in the wake of ‘Weird Little Birthday’, however, this marks the band’s first full LP-length collection of new songs since 2014.
It’s hard to be a punk band in Britain. Not in terms of breaking out, but in terms of saying what hasn’t already been said.
In January 2016, Bombay Bicycle Club announced an indefinite hiatus after a decade of playing together. By this point frontman Jack Steadman was firmly absorbed in the world of electronica and heartbroken fans were assured that other members had various projects in the works. Toothless is bassist Ed Nash’s project and is the first to see […]
Once again we’re reaching another culmination of sorts, the last 12 months have been testing and life-changing in many ways but equally it has been a great year for new releases and fresh exciting talent, with the likes of Black Foxxes making a storming entrance with a groundbreaking debut record, assuring all that British rock […]
Live albums are tricky in many ways. Firstly, they’re tricky to do well: their purpose is essentially to capture a performance that was as much experienced through eyes as through ears, and make it almost as satisfying as a solely aural experience. It’s essentially the artist saying, “If you went, you can attempt to relive […]
Two years after releasing their debut LP ‘Be Slowly’, JAWS are back. Bigger and better than ever with their new album ‘Simplicity’. The Brummie trio recently took time out from their musical endeavour in order to have a recharge and boy does it show, there is a real depth with ‘Simplicity’ that wasn’t particularly seen […]
Lewis Del Mar deliver indie pop…with a punch. Their upcoming debut album ‘Lewis Del Mar’, released 7th October, following on from the success of their ‘Loud(y)’ EP, doesn’t shy away from exploring urban landscapes; combining mellow acoustics with flashes of electric guitar, stick-slapping drum beats and footage from the very streets around us.
Perhaps Chain Wallet’s self-titled debut is far away from aged Nordic tradition, in its sound, but the atmosphere of life in a rainy, melancholy Scandinavian town is vividly illustrated. It could be the lo-fi production, exquisitely crafted by Matias Tellez, but the nostalgia bares the feeling of discovering an old album and reminiscing about times gone by.
Belgian dream pop group Few Bits are a band with good vibes. On new album ‘Big Sparks’ they actualise their mighty aspirations and set the space glowing in auburn hues with positive affirmations. Carrying an upbeat and uplifting feel throughout the album, this is a record perfect for chilled days relaxing in the sun. Vocalist […]
London gloom merchants White Lies have become a staple in our music consumption since the release of their debut album, ‘To Lose My Life’. Now four albums in, the trio are baring a new confidence, ‘Friends’ is a record that boasts ten wildly energetic, hopeful and poignant musings about the changing nature of relationships.
Sunjacket are a band from Chicago, who’s sound ranges from dark, synth-driven pop to layered, syncopated rock. Their debut LP ‘Mantra’ fuses different tropes to great effect: it’s unusual, thoughtful and definitely not the typical ‘indie’ music that we’re hearing a lot of at the minute. What must be noted is the band’s use of varying instruments […]
In today’s musical climate it is tough to compete, let alone be heard, in an industry that is brimming with talent from blossoming new artists to already established favourites. So all we do is hope that the good rises to the top and triumphs, but like everything in life, sometimes this isn’t always the case. Liverpool’s Natalie […]