Tags : album review

Album Review: W.L. // The Snuts

How does a band of construction workers from a wee town in Scotland get to number 1 in the UK charts with their debut album just one week after it was released? That’s the question many people were asking themselves as The Snuts took on global superstar Demi Lovato to land the top spot on […]Read More

Album Review: Fortunes Favour // Ed Cosens

Tomorrow Ed Cosens makes his debut onto Sheffield’s music scene with solo album Fortunes Favour, having hereunto forged a successful career as a guitarist and co-songwriter in Reverend and the Makers. Reverend and the Makers are known for their rousing working-class anthems, with the band’s artistry often overshadowed by frontman Jon McClure’s political Twitter tirades. […]Read More

Album Review: Poster Girl // Zara Larsson

Sweden met Zara Larsson at a mere ten years old as she sailed through her home country’s version of the ‘Got Talent’ shows. She’s now three—two international—full-length releases from then; at only twenty-three, the artist is one of the youngest old-timers making waves on the global pop stage. Larsson’s latest, Poster Girl emerges from a […]Read More

Album Review: SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound / Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

As their name might suggest, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ fourth offering – SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound – is a mind-melting, forty-minute blur of ‘chemical enthusiasm’ to fuel your week-long bender. Having teased us with the release of lead-singles ‘Mr.Prism’ and ‘Tally-Ho’ back in 2020, the latest album features some of their most explosive material to date.  With the Aussie lads off-the-road, […]Read More

Album Review: L.W. // King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Prolific Aussie outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with a third and final foray into microtonal tuning after the ingenious Flying Microtonal Banana (2017) and the more recent K.G. (November 2020).  It’s their seventeenth studio album in a decade-long run as well as their eleventh release in a year (including retrospectives and live […]Read More

Wolf Alice to Release Album Following ‘The Last Man on

Wolf Alice have announced that their long-awaited new album, Blue Weekend, will be released on 11 June. Having first teased their comeback last week, the band kept fans eagerly waiting an announcement with hints on social media. Their newest single, ‘The Last Man on Earth’ was finally unveiled on Wednesday, on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio […]Read More

Album Review: Medicine At Midnight // Foo Fighters

26 years after their debut as a literal garage band, Foo Fighters latest album is a stunning impersonation of their previous works but not much else beyond that. My first impression of Foo Fighters was ‘Everlong’ in Guitar Hero World Tour. It’s a tune that has always stuck with me and whenever I hear it […]Read More

Album Review: Heavy Male Insecurity // Death by Unga Bunga

When Charles Darwin sat down to write On the Origin of Species I’m going to hedge my bets and say that he didn’t anticipate the figure described in ‘Modern Man’, the first track from Death By Unga Bunga’s raucous new album, Heavy Male Insecurity, out today (12 February) via Jansen Records.  As frontman and guitarist […]Read More

Album Review: Madre // Arca

Arca’s last album KiCk i saw her deconstructing the realms of hyper-pop, encased in pulsating club-kid beats and collaborations with Björk, SOPHIE and Rosalía. However, with Madre, she embraces classical arrangement to reveal her exceptional talent as a musician, vocalist and a lyricist. By singing in her native tongue she manages to display a level […]Read More

Album Review: .wav // Flux Pavilion

Flux Pavilion’s debut album Tesla was a blended mixture of darkened EDM and electronic music. His latest album .wav gives us more of the artist’s abilities and musicality in rhythm, storytelling and talent. It is hard not to recognise a similar tone in the album’s first song ‘Everywhere Cable Goes Somewhere’. It has a similar […]Read More

Album Review: On All Fours // Goat Girl

Nearly three years have passed since Goat Girl announced their unmistakably defiant presence with their self-titled debut album, and On All Fours is irrefutable evidence that their quest for change is far from over. Keeping hold of producer Dan Carey, On All Fours says goodbye to the two-minute jaunty-punk hits from their first offering and […]Read More

Album Review: Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted //

When it comes to album releases, Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) is one of the more prolific artists. For his 2021 release, he brings forth a break-up collection – the aptly named Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted. The break-up album is something that many artists seem to feel the need to do. Will the wistful […]Read More

Blast from the Past: Leave Me Alone // Hinds

I find it hard to fathom that it was five whole years ago, in January 2016, that Hinds’ LP Leave Me Alone debuted. I remember its release well. I was a single unemployed graduate, you know the story – emotionally vulnerable, unsure, lost in life. I had heard a couple of Hinds songs, and thought […]Read More

Album Review: Drunk Tank Pink // Shame

Ironically for an album conceived in a womb-like room after a straight run of 350 gigs – according to frontman Charlie Steen – Shame’s Drunk Tank Pink makes you long for the sweaty intensity of a gig, because that’s where the driving guitar and existential angst of this album deserves to be heard. But at […]Read More

Blast From The Past: Malibu // Anderson .Paak

Five years ago today, Anderson .Paak dropped the Grammy-nominated Malibu, a neo-soul masterpiece often cited as his best work. I’d be inclined to agree with the consensus: Oxnard felt like slightly bland pandering with its excess of features (although the presence of Q-Tip was much appreciated) and Ventura was a bit closer to what was […]Read More