Album & EP Reviews

Adult Mom - Driver

Adult Mom - Driver

If it were as easy as Adult Mom makes it sound to write pop gems this endearing in their honesty, everybody would be doing it.

5th March 2021

Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark

Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark

The vivid, often lurid portraits Aidan Moffat paints of the society around him feel more vital than ever.

5th March 2021

Lava La Rue - Butter-Fly

Lava La Rue - Butter-Fly

It shows off a versatility that cements the artist as one to watch for 2021.

19th February 2021

slowthai - TYRON

slowthai - TYRON

A remarkably efficient job of reclaiming his own narrative.

12th February 2021

Aerial East - Try Harder

Aerial East - Try Harder

Though often an album of departures, it works to find new ground to walk upon.

12th February 2021

Django Django - Glowing in the Dark

Django Django - Glowing in the Dark

When the songwriting and appetite for invention remains this strong, Django Django certainly have a lot more to give.

12th February 2021

The Staves - Good Woman

The Staves - Good Woman

For all the trials bestowed upon the trio in the past few years, they emerge positive and victorious.

5th February 2021

Sun June - Somewhere

Sun June - Somewhere

It’s their combination of bright-eyed optimism and reserved melancholy that make ‘Somewhere’ the record it is.

5th February 2021

Lynks - Smash Hits Vol. 2

Lynks - Smash Hits Vol. 2

A record that simultaneously fully embraces their individuality and exposes their fragility.

27th January 2021

Kiwi Jr - Cooler Returns

Kiwi Jr - Cooler Returns

The sound of Kiwi Jr moving forwards, planting their own flag in the power-pop ground.

22nd January 2021

Bicep - Isles

Bicep - Isles

It’s both a comfort and a lament.

22nd January 2021