3-star rated Album & EPs

Hotel Lux - Hands Across The Creek

Hotel Lux - Hands Across The Creek

To anyone unaware of its lengthy gestation, it’s as if it’s reaching for the coat-tails of indie’s subsequent wave of popularity.

27th January 2023

Tegan and Sara - Crybaby

Tegan and Sara - Crybaby

Their ambition is undoubtedly to be applauded, but this one’s a bit of a mixed bag.

21st October 2022

ALASKALASKA - Still Life

ALASKALASKA - Still Life

There’s a disconnect; where previously the group layered sounds to project a kind of warmth, here even the post-punk stabs of ‘Rise and Shine’ lack impact.

14th October 2022

Chloe Moriondo - Suckerpunch

Chloe Moriondo - Suckerpunch

There are plenty of good ideas across ‘Suckerpunch’. It just could’ve done with fewer bad ones.

7th October 2022

Starcrawler - She Said

Starcrawler - She Said

As an album, ‘She Said’ is fine. Still, what’s rock‘n’roll about making music that doesn’t frequently get beyond fine?

16th September 2022

Whitney - SPARK

Whitney - SPARK

A jarring change: not one from that familiar warmth to icy cold, but only halfway, a sort of uncomfortable mild chill.

16th September 2022

Rae Morris - Rachel@Fairyland

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A vibrant list of touchstones to be sure, but it’s ultimately unclear just what Rae’s intentions here are.

8th July 2022

Jack Flanagan - Rides The Sky

Jack Flanagan - Rides The Sky

It’s clear Jack has a lot to say and he’s in a place where he’s ready to say it; for that alone, the album is worth a listen.

10th June 2022

Purity Ring - graves

Purity Ring - graves

‘graves’ may not be a huge musical departure, but it’s a sign Purity Ring still have ideas left in them yet.

3rd June 2022

Confidence Man - Tilt

Confidence Man - Tilt

Their knack for incredible hooks is still there, but the effortless fun seems to have fallen by the wayside.

1st April 2022

Viji - Cali

Viji - Cali

An artist still finding her feet.

11th March 2022

Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Pts 1-4

Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Pts 1-4

Moments of greatness are plentiful, but ‘Fever Dreams…’ shines brightest when Marr lets his guitar do the talking.

25th February 2022

THYLA - THYLA

THYLA - THYLA

After a little too long spent in New Band Limbo, ‘THYLA’ isn’t the blockbuster it might have been.

28th January 2022