ALBUM REVIEW: Indie-rockers No Hot Ashes Are Set To Go Intergalactic With Debut Album Hardship Starship. 

‘And with Hardship Starship, that fanbase is going to blow up. ‘ No Hot Ashes, a four piece from Stockport, might not yet be a household name — but give them time. They’ve been touring up and down the country almost non-stop, most recently with a headline slot at Thousand Island in London, wowing audiences Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Friendly Fires – Inflorescent. The Trio’s Four-Decade Dancefloor Homage Reinstalls Solid Roots In The Ground

Friendly Fires have come a long way from the heady days when their self-titled debut burst out of the late-noughties scene, amongst the wreckage of nu-rave, nu-gaze and other fads long-since left redundant; a distant time when people seemed to have nothing better to do than care about The Klaxons, even encouraging them with a Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Murder Capital’s ‘When I Have Fears’ is a Rare Album That Could Only Be Fully Examined With A Thesis, The Type Of Album We Will Still Talk Of In Years To Come.

Earlier this year we were blessed with Fontaines DC’s debut album, the first of the wave of Dublin post-punk to lay on our ears but by the time the bands debut Dogrel arrived the music press had already started to attribute Dublin with a whole scene and not just an isolated quartet of genius. With bands Continue Reading

E.P. REVIEW: China Bears – I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You. A gift from the heavens, an absolute masterpiece

  It is with no little anticipation, and indeed excitement, that China Bears’ debut e.p. offering I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You finally drops in its complete fully-conceived form this week. The arrival of previous instalments Stay For Good, Sunday and Cold Shivers has seen a gradual demisting of a conceptual work, visually and musically. Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: GOON ‘Heaven Is Humming’; It’s on Partisan Records – Lets’ Face it, Shouldn’t That Be Enough to Make You Want to Listen to it?

GOON is no longer the name of the little kids in school you hate, it is the name of your new favourite band in the form of 4-piece LA grunge lords. Having only formed in 2016 GOON haven’t been short of creative inspiration releasing 14 tracks in the shape of 4 releases since 2017. Many Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey ‘Showboat Honey’; Not the Album You Thought You Needed In Your Life But Sometimes Your Ears Don’t Know What’s Best For Them.

For Kyle Craft’s third long-player he has enlisted a full backing band named Showboat Honey with the album baring the same name suggesting this could be the start of an ‘era’ for Kyle Craft. ‘Showboat Honey’ is released on the infamous Sub Pop Records but doesn’t bare the trademark guitar grunge sound of the label Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Black Keys ‘Lets Rock’; A Title as Bold and Brazen as the Album Itself

“Lets Rock is the sound of The Black Keys at their best, creatively fulfilled with other projects whilst leaving their best for America’s much-loved duo.” When one of America’s most respected blues-rock bands announces after 5 years they’re releasing a new album it’s met with excitement and fear; it’s well documented that the pair have Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Wasuremono ‘Are You Ok?’; A Musical Sugarcoating on Some of Life’s Most Difficult Challenges.

Having released their debut last year, which led to a Maida Vale session for BBC 6 Music Dj Steve Lamacq and then a tour supporting The Flaming Lips we were pleasantly shocked when murmurs of new releases started cropping up at the end of the last year. Soon we were graced with single Lonely Type Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Younghusband ‘Swimmers’; The True Sound of Indie Alternative to Charm Even The Most Resistant of Listener.

Swimmers is the third outing of London four-piece Younghusband led by singer/songwriter Euan Hinshelwood who commented that “There were so many things we liked and disliked about our first two records,” which led to the band trying to achieve “A middle ground. I wanted to bring us back to that place between the first and Continue Reading