Tags : new releases

Album Review: Ruins // Daniel Tompkins

You might know Daniel Tompkins best as the frontman of TesseracT. If you’re a bit older, you might know him from his stint in First Signs Of Frost. You might even know him as a vocal coach, a tea entrepreneur – he has his own brand of tea designed specifically for vocalists – or as […]Read More

Album Review: I Had The Blues But I Shook Them

I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (Live at Brixton Academy) should come with a disclaimer. Immediately from the first sounds of cheering on ‘Emergency Contraception Blues’, this album creates an almost painful longing for live music. You may even shed a tear when hearing the crowds echo lead singer Jack Steadman in […]Read More

Album Review: Earth to Dora // Eels

I have followed the Eels for most of their career, which has often been a rollercoaster ride through the dark recesses of Mark ‘E’ Everett’s emotional turmoil set to a jangly music box soundtrack. With Earth to Dora we arrive at album number thirteen. Given the record charts the rise and fall of a relationship, […]Read More

Album Review: Fake It Flowers // Beabadoobee

With a co-sign from Matt Healey, a Brits ‘Rising Star’ nomination and a viral smash hit already under her belt, Bea Kristi AKA Beabadoobee’s debut album Fake It Flowers is highly anticipated. Inspired by the likes of Pavement and Sonic Youth, Krisit is an example of how the zeitgeist circles back and repeats itself as […]Read More

Single Review: Love Collides // Shambolics

‘It’s alright, I’ll be there by your side’ is just one of the amazing lines in Shambolics’ new single ‘Love Collides’. Flooded with sentiments of longing, the heartbreak song will guarantee to make more people fall for the Fife-based band and their music. The Scottish indie band, Shambolics, released their new single ‘Love Collides’ on […]Read More

Album Review: Ohms // Deftones

There are only so many rock and metal acts that have managed to keep their sound fresh and engaging over the course of 25 years, but Deftones are certainly one of them. The Sacramento quintet’s career has been full of ups and downs, most notably the death of original bassist Chi Cheng in 2013, but […]Read More

Review: The Goodbye EP // Thomas Headon

Thomas Headon has just released another EP, his second this year! The Goodbye EP is everything and you could want and more as a follow up to his previous release, The Greatest Hits. Thomas was born in London and at the age of five his family relocated to Melbourne, Australia where he grew up and […]Read More

Album Review: Middle Child // Eliza Jaye

Prior to listening to Middle Child I was unfamiliar with Eliza Jaye, so I approached the record with a curious mind. Forty minutes and eleven tracks later my curiosity was piqued further as I stepped out of the musical kaleidoscope I had just passed through. This album is a beautifully crafted, sometimes breathtaking, but undeniably […]Read More

Album Review: Lindé // Afel Bocoum

It has been twenty-one years since the release of Alkibar, Afel Bocoum’s wandering debut so titled to mean ‘messenger of the great river’. Those two decades have seen Bocoum’s Mali transform from a fledgeling democracy into a warzone and back. And now, as of summer 2020, the country awaits the resolution of its recent coup, […]Read More

Album Review: Smile // Katy Perry

Exactly ten years ago, Katy Perry announced her arrival as a pop megastar with Teenage Dream. The album received mixed critical reviews on release but would go on to be nominated for seven Grammy Awards. Moreover, the album spawned five US number one singles, the second in history to achieve this honour, after Michael Jackson’s Bad […]Read More

Album Review: Death of the Party // The Magic Gang

The Magic Gang return with their sophomore album, Death of the Party , a reflective and occasionally moody piece in which the band dig deeper, but that is still permeated by optimism. It’s fairly common to see an indie rock outlet fade into the relative obscurity of the genre after a successful debut album, but […]Read More

Album Review: Renaissance // Aluna

Since becoming one half of AlunaGeorge in 2012, Aluna’s infectious vocals have graced chart toppers such as the Disclosure hit ‘White Noise’, and the intoxicating jam ‘Attracting Flies’.  Following 2016’s poppy sophomore effort, ‘I Remember’, the electric duo put out a six-track EP called Champagne Eyes, which had a markedly low-key R&B vibe. Since then, collaborations with Robyn producer […]Read More

Album Review: A Hero’s Death // Fontaines D.C.

It would be fair to say that no new band has made quite the impression that Fontaines D.C. has. The Dubliners depict Irish life through a synthesis of dirty post-punk and Joycean lyrics. The band’s new album, A Hero’s Death, follows on from their electrifying debut Dogrel, and while the band channel some of the […]Read More