Album & EP Reviews

Wicketkeeper - Shonk

Wicketkeeper - Shonk

There’s a swathe of listeners for whom this is very much IT.

16th October 2020

Hayden Thorpe - Aerial Songs

Hayden Thorpe - Aerial Songs

Think the singer’s more reflective moments as opposed to the full-on swagger of Wild Beasts’ latter output.

16th October 2020

Jónsi – Shiver

Jónsi – Shiver

While ‘Shiver’ isn’t exactly the epitome of batshit some might’ve hoped for, it does have its moments.

2nd October 2020

LANY - Mama’s Boy

LANY - Mama’s Boy

Though ‘Mama’s Boy’ won’t exactly be changing the alt-pop game, it certainly might convince you to text your ex after one too many glasses of wine.

2nd October 2020

Cults - Host

Cults - Host

Organic and true, like the first day of spring after a winter full of rain.

18th September 2020

AG Cook - Apple

AG Cook - Apple

Perhaps on his third debut, he should keep some of the boundary-breaking pop sensibilities we know he has for himself?

18th September 2020

All We Are - Providence

All We Are - Providence

While reaching for style, it is only by exception that they achieve their usual substance.

14th August 2020

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