Contributor Joe Goggins

The Better and Better Land: Fontaines DC

Features / Interviews

The Better and Better Land: Fontaines DC

Since the release of ‘Dogrel’, Fontaines DC have been on an unstoppable upwards trajectory. As they prepare to close out 2019 with a sold-out tour, we check in with the breakthrough band of the year.

November 20, 2019 4:26pm

Drones Club - Big World

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Drones Club - Big World

It is not punchy, inventive or original. Instead, it’s deeply anaemic.

November 7, 2019 7:50am

Positive Destruction: Pumarosa

Features / Interviews

Positive Destruction: Pumarosa

Upon the release of their debut album, Pumarosa’s world was turned upside down and not in the way they expected. With follow-up ‘Devastation’, they’re taking that part of their history and owning it.

October 28, 2019 1:35pm

Liz Lawrence - Pity Party

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Liz Lawrence - Pity Party

There’s promise on ‘Pity Party’, but Liz Lawrence remains a work in progress.

October 24, 2019 7:50am

Tourist - Wild

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Tourist - Wild

The unabashed sound of William Philips throwing his latest batch of ideas at the proverbial wall and seeing what sticks.

October 17, 2019 7:56am

DIIV - Deceiver

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DIIV - Deceiver

‘Deceiver’ is Cole’s first truly clear-eyed artistic statement - it’s also his most mature.

October 3, 2019 7:56am

LIFE - A Picture Of Good Health

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LIFE - A Picture Of Good Health

They’re hitting their stride just as the Brexit void looms. Accordingly, this record is indispensable.

September 20, 2019 8:00am

Health and Happiness: LIFE

Features / Interviews

Health and Happiness: LIFE

For years, Hull’s LIFE have sat on the peripheries, but recently their socially-charged punk has started to resonate further out. We meet the band in their hometown in the year that it all went right.

September 16, 2019 12:24pm

Fionn Regan - Cala

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Fionn Regan - Cala

There’s a sort of stately, rolling beauty to the pace of the album.

August 9, 2019 7:51am

Why? - AOKOHIO

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Why? - AOKOHIO

Yoni drops his sometimes coy, sometimes inscrutable persona of the past in order to let us in on a period of anxious self-reflection.

August 9, 2019 7:50am

Dude York - Falling

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Dude York - Falling

Big guitar-pop at fizzing pace is again order of the day.

July 26, 2019 7:59am

Jesca Hoop - Stonechild

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Jesca Hoop - Stonechild

An exercise in top-level songwriting, stately and intelligent.

July 5, 2019 7:55am