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: Hatchie ‘Keepsake’; A Stunning Debut That We Won’t Be Forgetting

  “It made sense to me to call the record that, at a time when I’m going to probably end up with a lot of keepsakes — and in a way, this whole album is almost like a keepsake in itself.” – Hatchie. If 2018’s Sugar & Spice distilled a hazy and swoony pop sound, 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Cold Showers ‘Motionless’; Keeping The Spirit of Electro Goth Post Punk Alive

California’s Cold Showers’ third album ranges through a tasty menu of modernised goth and post punk notions reminiscent of New Order and their disciples. The rolling rumbling bass and inventive electro keeps the listeners interest for the full duration. No track name is spent on the Untitled intro, but radio commentary, sirens and sparse sounds Continue Reading

Whenyoung ‘Reasons To Dream’; Pack Up, It’s Done; We’ve Found Summer 2019’s Soundtrack.

‘In a world that right now can often feel post-apocalyptic Whenyoung’s anthemic indie is the musical antidepressant we all needed.’ Whenyoung have been catching the attentions of the media for all the right reasons for the past 6 months; in a world that right now can often feel post-apocalyptic Whenyoung’s anthemic indie is the musical Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Big Thief; UFOF: The Brooklyn Four Piece’s Emotive New Record Is an Indie Folk Masterpiece.

Big Thief are stopping for nothing and no-one. ‘UFOF’ is their third album in as many years and it represents a band whose collective synergy and chemistry has hit pure perfection. ‘UFOF’ is atmospheric, modern folk that can warm the heart and heal the downhearted. ‘Title track ‘UFOF’ is a beautiful example of Lenker’s floaty Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: We Never Learned To Live; The Sleepwalk Transmissions. Progress and Elevation; It’s an Exciting Time to be a WNLTL Fan

We Never Learned To Live are a band that bring wall-of-noise riffs colliding together with soaring vocals that roll over atmospheric choruses. They’ve been on the road touring the UK and Europe and writing for the last four years since the release of their debut Silently We Threw Them Skywards taking on festivals such as Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Drahla ‘Useless Coordinates’ A Chaotic But Pleasurable Debut From The Genre Spanning Trio.

‘[‘Useless Coordinates’] is an album without boundaries, an album that every track spans multiple genres whilst feeling very post-modern’ Drahla caught radio attention with their singles ‘Pyramid Estate’ and ‘Stimulus For Living’ which managed to master difficult the territory of being complex whilst accessible. ‘Useless Coordinates’ continues in this vein and is an album without Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Johnny Lloyd ‘Next Episode Starts In 15 Minutes’ Former Tribes Front-Man Sets a High Mark For His Debut Solo Long-Player

Tribes former front-man Johnny Lloyd’s first solo album exceeds expectations, it represents a courageous change in direction and builds on earlier exploratory projects. Johnny Lloyd’s debut solo album rewards us with a pure and honest solo acoustic sound, moving with confidence across alt folk territory. The strength of the song writing, varied vocal styles and Continue Reading