Album & EP Reviews

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

Rae Morris - [email protected]

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

Miles Kane - Change The Show

Miles Kane - Change The Show

All in all, the blanketing lime-lit production, the in-your-face ’60s nostalgia, the five-sugars-in-the-tea gooiness of it all may be too cloying for some.

21st January 2022

Bonobo - Fragments

Bonobo - Fragments

When you want something with more heft, it’s a record that’s lacking.

14th January 2022

GIRLI - Damsel In Distress

GIRLI - Damsel In Distress

It might not be pioneering, but thanks to its bubbly relatability, it definitely deserves its spot.

22nd October 2021

Angels & Airwaves - Lifeforms

Angels & Airwaves - Lifeforms

There’s enough for fans to enjoy across ‘Lifeforms’, but it is not as lofty as it perhaps thinks itself to be.

24th September 2021