Album, Single, EP and Live Reviews

  1. The Merchants

    Live Reviews: The Merchants @ EBGBs, Liverpool, 18.09.21

    Rising alt. rock outfit step up for their debut headline gig in redoubtable style

    Posted on Sep 22nd, 2021

  2. The Buffalo Riot

    Live Reviews: The Buffalo Riot @ Outpost, Liverpool, 11.09.21

    Americana quintet dust off their spurs for their first gig in 18 months with fellow West Coast influenced types The Garnetts in solid support

    Posted on Sep 14th, 2021

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

    Albums: Ishmael Ensemble: Visions Of Light (Severn Songs)

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

    Posted on Aug 2nd, 2021

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

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

    Genre mashing Brighton stalwarts return for sixth album

    Posted on Jul 9th, 2021

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

    Albums: 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

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

    Albums: 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

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

    Albums: 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

  8. Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic Records)

    Albums: Lord Huron: Long Lost (Republic Records)

    US indie folk outfit triumph on beautifully realised fourth LP

    Posted on May 24th, 2021

  9. Rural Tapes: Rural Tapes (Smuggler Music)

    Albums: 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

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

    Albums: Tape Deck Mountain: True Deceiver (Self Released)

    US grunge / shoegaze stalwarts serve up strong new set

    Posted on May 14th, 2021

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