Contributor Louis Griffin
Readying the follow-up to ‘Bright Green Field’ with a prolonged period of experimentation, a work-in-progress live tour and a little help from Tom Jones, Squid are diving back in for a second round.
February 13, 2023 10:30am
Weyes Blood - And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
It may be dark, but Weyes Blood is still aglow.
November 16, 2022 7:55am
Personal Trainer - Big Love Blanket
It’s a fine party to go to, but quickly forgotten once you’ve left.
November 4, 2022 9:47am
The Circle of Life: Sorry
Staring down the big questions and tackling existentialism in their own idiosyncratic way, ‘Anywhere But Here’ is showing the world a new, evolved Sorry.
October 14, 2022 2:00pm
Strange Magic: Jockstrap
‘I Love You Jennifer B’ is an album of weirdness and whimsy, of technical prowess and nostalgic escapism. At its core sit Jockstrap: two musicians tinkering around in their own curious playground.
September 15, 2022 4:30pm
Green Light: Phoebe Green
Trading her guitar roots for a debut album laced with self-lacerating, wickedly wry pop, ‘Lucky Me’ finds Phoebe Green embracing transition and change.
August 19, 2022 12:32pm
Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time
As close to a record born of isolation as you’re bound to hear.
November 8, 2021 3:00pm
Connan Mockasin - Jassbusters Two
Like a sequel to a classic film that didn’t really need to happen.
November 3, 2021 7:52am
Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life
It’s a shame that the band don’t commit to one route or the other.
October 19, 2021 7:55am
Matt Maltese - Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow
On the whole, these tracks do what Matt does best: they comfort.
October 6, 2021 7:57am
Keeping It Real: Amyl and the Sniffers
On their second record ‘Comfort To Me’, Amyl and the Sniffers’ firecracker frontwoman is going “pure 100% concentrated Amy”.
September 17, 2021 4:36pm
Metronomy - Posse EP Volume 1
18 minutes of taut, considered songwriting.
September 17, 2021 8:00am
Amyl and the Sniffers - Comfort To Me
On the whole, this feels like Amyl and the Sniffers finding their purpose.
September 8, 2021 7:55am
박혜진 Park Hye Jin - Before I Die
Slightly too forbidding to ever fully feel at home.
September 8, 2021 7:53am
IDLES, Dry Cleaning and local boys Shame stand out at the inaugural Wide Awake
A sense of joy is palpable as the sun beats down on South London.
September 7, 2021 10:37am
Turnstile: “We took the chance, and it ended up being incredible”
With their new album ‘Glow On’ out now, vocalist Brendan Yates tells us about their most innovative work yet.
August 27, 2021 11:41am
Kick Out The Jams: Chubby and the Gang
London hardcore quintet Chubby and the Gang aren’t here to play pretty, but their no-nonsense onslaught is finding them more admirers by the day.
August 23, 2021 1:53pm
Horsey - Debonair
On ‘Debonair’, Horsey walk the tightrope between comedy and tragedy with ease.
July 29, 2021 7:54am
Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird Vol. 3
You get the sense that she’s just flexing her muscles - she never feels stretched beyond her comfort zone.
July 8, 2021 7:57am
Rejjie Snow - Baw Baw Black Sheep
Ultimately, it just doesn’t quite work.
July 8, 2021 7:52am