Album, Single, EP and Live Reviews

  1. Serafina Steer - Change Is Good, Change Is Good (Static Caravan)

    Albums: Serafina Steer - Change Is Good, Change Is Good (Static Caravan)

    An album that puts on a pedestal Serafina’s weird ability to tell captivating stories which so deftly link the 'kitchen sink' with the entirely mysterious...

    Posted on May 27th, 2010

  2. John & Jehn – Time For the Devil (Naïve)

    Albums: John & Jehn – Time For the Devil (Naïve)

    Certainly not lacking in ideas but all too often it fails to match the heights reached by the acts John & Jehn have drawn inspiration from

    Posted on May 27th, 2010

  3. Mixtapes and Cellmates – Rox (Tangled Up!)

    Albums: Mixtapes and Cellmates – Rox (Tangled Up!)

    There is an underlying teen thrill and sugar high to the sweet noise guitars, punchy drums and cymbal washes and a smidgen of alternative angst...

    Posted on May 27th, 2010

  4. Woods – At Echo Lake (Woodsist)

    Albums: Woods – At Echo Lake (Woodsist)

    Often shaping a peculiar surf/country-rock hybrid, with woozy melodies and layers of strange sounds, Woods have succeeded in creating a leftfield amalgam of ingredients which draws on both traditional pop and the trippy dalliances of hazy 1960s rock...

    Posted on May 27th, 2010

  5. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts (Sub Pop)

    Albums: Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts (Sub Pop)

    A rattling, breakneck punk record but with no shortage of melody

    Posted on May 27th, 2010

  6. The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme (Labrador)

    Albums: The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme (Labrador)

    A vibe that is very much independent - artsy but not too hip, pop but not over the top...

    Posted on May 27th, 2010

  7. The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion (Memphis Industries)

    Albums: The Ruby Suns - Sea Lion (Memphis Industries)

    Across the course of forty minutes, The Ruby Suns pack in an obscene number of ideas and flourishes, but crucially remember to write some melodies as well.

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010

  8. Fucked Up - Year of the Pig (Vice)

    Singles: Fucked Up - Year of the Pig (Vice)

    A tamer recording compared to the Fucked Up we saw on the phenomenal onslaught of the LP "Hidden World".

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010

  9. I Was a Cub Scout – I Want You to Know that There is Always Hope (XL)

    Albums: I Was a Cub Scout – I Want You to Know that There is Always Hope (XL)

    Shiny on the outside, a hollow shell of nothingness in the middle.

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010

  10. Dead Like Harry - Know The Joy Of Good Living (The Label)

    Albums: Dead Like Harry - Know The Joy Of Good Living (The Label)

    Twelve cheery, summery tracks to keep you in a state of mildly happy soporific indifference until the sun really comes out.

    Posted on Apr 28th, 2010

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