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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: SOAK ‘Grim Town’; The Confident Concept Album of Self Reflection SOAK Had To Take The Journey To ‘Grim Town’ To Enable Her To Make It.

At 22 Birdie Monds-Watson better known as SOAK has achieved more than many musicians achieve in their whole career becoming one of the youngest ever Mercury Music Prize nominees. It’s 4 years since SOAK’s critically acclaimed debut which although affirming… Continue Reading

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Loyle Carner- ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ is ‘Rhythm And Poetry’ at its best, an album that will be described as ‘a timeless classic’ in the future.

‘Loyle Carner has a new found maturity in this sophomore release where Loyle has solidified his style as poet, storyteller and emotionally open family man.’ Loyle Carner’s work has always been termed as rap due to it being the closest… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel. Dubliners’ Debut Does Not Disappoint, Much Of It Familiar Like The Comfort Of A Favourite Jacket.

The last six months have resounded with the constant presence of Fontaines D.C. There has been the string of critically-acclaimed single releases and their ever-expanding live juggernaut smashing through venues of increasing size. The rise has been relentless and inescapable… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: FACS – Lifelike. Uneasy Listening: Beauty in the brutality.

Lifelike is the sophomore release from Chicago’s FACS, a trio featuring ex-Disappears members Brian Case (guitar/vocal) and Noah Ledger (drums), with Alianna Kalaba (bass) replacing Jonathan van Herik who played on 2018 debut Negative Houses. “[Lifelike] is a glowering morass… Continue Reading