Album Reviews

  1. Death Valley Girls: Under the Spell of Joy (Suicide Squeeze Records)

    Death Valley Girls: Under the Spell of Joy (Suicide Squeeze Records)

    Hollywood Babylon: LA psych / noir outfit make superb return

    Posted on Jan 2nd, 2021

  2. Danalogue x Alabaster dePlume: I Was Not Sleeping (Total Refreshment)

    Danalogue x Alabaster dePlume: I Was Not Sleeping (Total Refreshment)

    Genre melding Comet Is Coming member teams up with jazz virtuoso for eclectic collaborative set

    Posted on Dec 20th, 2020

  3. Mermaid Chunky: Vest (Faith And Industry)

    Mermaid Chunky: Vest (Faith And Industry)

    Eclectic, offbeat technicolor pop on the Gloucestershire duo's debut LP

    Posted on Dec 13th, 2020

  4. The War On Drugs: Live Drugs (Super High Quality Records)

    The War On Drugs: Live Drugs (Super High Quality Records)

    Current holders of the greatest US rock band title point the way forward to their next chapter with superlative live album

    Posted on Dec 9th, 2020

  5. Louis Philippe and the Night Mail: Thunderclouds (Tapete)

    Louis Philippe and the Night Mail: Thunderclouds (Tapete)

    A-list footy scribe and baroque-pop icon (yes, really) returns with sumptuously beautiful new album

    Posted on Dec 8th, 2020

  6. This is the Kit - Off Off On (Rough Trade Records)

    This is the Kit - Off Off On (Rough Trade Records)

    Expat Bristolian singer-songwriter leaves lo-fi roots further behind with this subtle, beautifully crafted new LP

    Posted on Nov 15th, 2020

  7. Emel - The Tunis Diaries (Partisan Records)

    Emel - The Tunis Diaries (Partisan Records)

    East meets West as humanitarian icon’s stripped-down lockdown project mixes back-catalogue reboots with iconic alt-rock covers

    Posted on Nov 9th, 2020

  8. Black To Comm: Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens (Thrill Jockey)

    Black To Comm: Oocyte Oil & Stolen Androgens (Thrill Jockey)

    Hamburg sound artist's ambitious new set is a rewarding, slow-burning listen

    Posted on Nov 8th, 2020

  9. Emmy The Great: April / 月音 (Bella Union)

    Emmy The Great: April / 月音 (Bella Union)

    Excellent fourth album from the storied singer is a love letter to Hong Kong

    Posted on Oct 6th, 2020

  10. Arch Garrison: The Bitter Lay (Believers Roast)

    Arch Garrison: The Bitter Lay (Believers Roast)

    A deeply lovely take on ancient English folk music...spacious, haunting and very very pretty

    Posted on Sep 18th, 2020

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