Tags : review

Track Review: Give Me Love // Izzy Bizu

Singer-songwriter Izzy Bizu has had quite the musical journey thus far, enjoying an organic rise ever since being found at an open mic night. Brought up on jazz greats, she’s now following in their footsteps swooning thousands at headline shows. Bizu has come in for high praise ever since her Coolbeanz EP dropped in 2013, latest release ‘Give Me Love’ […]Read More

Live Review: Blossoms // O2 Academy, Liverpool, 09.10.15

It’s been a long time (too long) since I was last packed into the smaller room of Liverpool’s O2 Academy for a gig. It’s a lovely intimate, yet still relatively big time setting, despite being stupidly sweaty for sell-out shows. Tonight one of the hottest bands in the UK, Blossoms rolled into town as part of their pretty huge UK […]Read More

Track Review: Under The Lights // Kiings

Sometimes, it takes me a few listens of a song to form a proper opinion on it – I’ll put my ear-buds in and remove any distractions and really focus on the lyrics and the instruments and the way it makes me feel. With this demo from Northern band Kiings, however, it only took me […]Read More

Track Review: Let You Know // Stillia

‘Let You Know’ is the latest catchy number from St Helens buzz band, Stillia. The quartet – made up of Jack Bennett (lead vocals, guitar), Connor Moran (lead guitar, vocals), Johnny Waring (bass, vocals) and Matty Bennett (drums) – have been creating quite a name for themselves on the North-West scene over the last 18 […]Read More

Book Review: Sharp Objects // Gillian Flynn

Intense. Twisted. Disturbing. It would be incredibly easy to keep listing similar adjectives in an attempt to try and sum up this novel, but the truth is, none of them will ever really do it justice. Sharp Objects is Gillian Flynn’s début novel; she is best known for Gone Girl, which was famously adapted into […]Read More

Book Review: Essays in Love // Alain de Botton

As soon as the final word on the final page of Essays in Love ended, I felt a strong impulse to write about how this book made me feel, so here goes. This book is a rarity. Feeling so content and warm when reading a book happens only on occasion, and this book has been […]Read More

Track Review: With Her // Banoffee

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Banoffee is a solo project from fresh new talent Martha Brown. Delicate and soothing, Banoffee’s track ‘With Her’ has a sort of liquid quality to it; an intriguing combination of synthetic sounds and raw instruments make for a quiet, beautiful record. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/219591270″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Tinged with sadness […]Read More

Track Review: On The Regular // Shamir

Vegas’ sassiest output Shamir is bold, bright and definitely knows how to work a crowd with his electro filled dance numbers. Bursting onto the scene with his debut album Ratchet, his music is a refreshing take on the pounding rhythms of house music to sit alongside his lighthearted R&B style vocals. ‘On The Regular’ is the one of […]Read More

Single Review: I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) // The

Everyone’s favourite supergroup is back. No, not The Last Shadow Puppets *fangirls sit down in disappointment*. I’m of course talking about Alison Mosshart fronted giant, The Dead Weather. They’re back with new single ‘I Feel Love (Every Millon Miles)’, which comes with a stormy music video featuring Alison battling the elements like only she can. […]Read More

Track Review: Come And Get It // John Newman

After taking a step back from the limelight to work on his new album, John Newman is back with a long-awaited taste of his brand new second album, Revolve. You could say it’s pretty good, to say the least. Newman first came into the spotlight after being featured on Rudimental’s single ‘Feel The Love’ in […]Read More

Single Review: Them Changes // Thundercat

Let’s start thematically. We’ll focus on a universal sense of pain, something that highlights the true extent of human fragility. So, where do we look? Well, take it back to 41 B.C and think Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and then move it forward just a little bit to 12th century France and think Heloise and […]Read More

Song of the Week (20th July): Painkiller // The Jacques

As the melodic arpeggio-riff that opens ‘Painkiller’ by The Jacques gently lulls the listener into a melancholic haze, one is instantly drawn in by the raw honesty of the Bristol indie-rock outfit’s latest track release. The minor key used throughout the intro, and indeed the whole piece, highlights the general tone – quiet, suppressed angst. […]Read More

Track Review: Space Age Utopia // Vinyl Williams

Whether you’re sunbathing on the beach, keeping up with the gardening or even exercising this summer, Vinyl Williams‘ spacey vibes in ‘Space Age Utopia’ are guaranteed to transport you into a whirlpool of your own imagination and relax you to the very max. The track instantly captivates the listener with the staccato rattling, which is soon […]Read More

Throwback Thursday: 1963 // New Order

‘1963’ is probably one of New Order’s more unexpected hits, released as a B side to their 1987 summer single, ‘True Faith’. Not entirely the most cheery song, but equally not depressing either. The lyrics are particularly dark; with references throughout to domestic violence and matricide, it seems almost wrong that the song is so […]Read More

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron

It’s been a long time coming, but Age of Ultron is finally here, there’s been so much hype and anticipation it was becoming overwhelming by it’s time of release. Nevertheless, Did the final product hold up to our expectations? I saw the film twice in cinemas, the first, I was a giddy fanboy and I […]Read More