Album & EP Reviews

Matt Maltese - madhouse

Matt Maltese - madhouse

Some real gems overshadowed by the songwriter’s tried-and-tested formula.

7th August 2020

Nasty Cherry - Season 2

Nasty Cherry - Season 2

It doesn’t do anything to answer the question ‘who are Nasty Cherry?’.

19th June 2020

Cavetown - Sleepyhead

Cavetown - Sleepyhead

There’s enough about Cavetown to keep fans around for the ride.

27th March 2020

Moaning - Uneasy Laughter

Moaning - Uneasy Laughter

The songs here mostly lack the sonic power and impact of those on its predecessor.

20th March 2020

The Wants - Container

The Wants - Container

You sense they were aiming for something a little more forward-thinking.

13th March 2020

Spinning Coin - Hyacinth

Spinning Coin - Hyacinth

They’re OK with dipping their toes in the water of something new, but will leave you wishing they would just jump in.

21st February 2020

Bambara - Stray

Bambara - Stray

Bambara stay firmly on a strong but fairly predictable path.

14th February 2020

La Roux - Supervision

La Roux - Supervision

Largely inoffensive and wholly listenable. Which is fine, but we’ve come to expect more from La Roux.

7th February 2020

Destroyer - Have We Met

Destroyer - Have We Met

He still has plenty to say and even more fantastical ways to say it.

31st January 2020

Gengahr - Sanctuary

Gengahr - Sanctuary

A band who’ve left the adversity behind and just focused on pure fun.

31st January 2020

The Ninth Wave - Infancy Pt. II

The Ninth Wave - Infancy Pt. II

It’s a bit like being given only the second half of a book, or entering the cinema half way through a film.

15th November 2019

Lucy Dacus - 2019

Lucy Dacus - 2019

A release that is there to keep the wheels turning ahead of a new album.

8th November 2019