Album Reviews

  1. Ishmael Ensemble: Visions Of Light (Severn Songs)

    Ishmael Ensemble: Visions Of Light (Severn Songs)

    Superb second LP from Bristolian collective essaying jazz, trip-hop and electronica

    Posted on Aug 2nd, 2021

  2. The Go! Team: The Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries)

    The Go! Team: The Get Up Sequences Part One (Memphis Industries)

    Genre mashing Brighton stalwarts return for sixth album

    Posted on Jul 9th, 2021

  3. Desperate Journalist: Maximum Sorrow! (Fierce Panda)

    Desperate Journalist: Maximum Sorrow! (Fierce Panda)

    Themes for great cities and satellite towns: London post-punk quartet deliver superlative fourth album

    Posted on Jun 25th, 2021

  4. John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union)

    John Grant: Boy From Michigan (Bella Union)

    Ace lyricist and increasingly fearless sonic voyager unveils sprawling, epic autobiographical album. Dive in, there’s a lot going on here...

    Posted on Jun 17th, 2021

  5. Jack O’ The Clock: Leaving California (Cuneiform Records)

    Jack O’ The Clock: Leaving California (Cuneiform Records)

    Jack O’ The Clock can play their asses off. But should we care? Erm, occasionally...

    Posted on Jun 9th, 2021

  6. Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic Records)

    Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic Records)

    US indie folk outfit triumph on beautifully realised fourth LP

    Posted on May 24th, 2021

  7. Rural Tapes: Rural Tapes (Smuggler Music)

    Rural Tapes: Rural Tapes (Smuggler Music)

    Filmic, 70s-hued and largely instrumental, this solo project boasts a stellar list of contributors and would make a great spy soundtrack

    Posted on May 23rd, 2021

  8. Tape Deck Mountain: True Deceiver (Self Released)

    Tape Deck Mountain: True Deceiver (Self Released)

    US grunge / shoegaze stalwarts serve up strong new set

    Posted on May 14th, 2021

  9. Sheep, Dog and Wolf: Two-Minds (Aphrodite Music)

    Sheep, Dog and Wolf: Two-Minds (Aphrodite Music)

    Bedroom polymath Daniel McBride has journeyed through a personal hell - and come out clutching treasure

    Posted on Apr 4th, 2021

  10. Hannah Peel: Fir Wave (My Own Pleasure)

    Hannah Peel: Fir Wave (My Own Pleasure)

    Storied composer / arranger returns with sumptuous new set of ambient tinged electropop

    Posted on Mar 31st, 2021

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