Album & EP Reviews

Lazarus Kane - Psychobabble

Lazarus Kane - Psychobabble

‘Psychobabble’ proves that Lazarus Kane never needed to don any costumes to be at their best.

10th September 2021

Flossing - Queen of the Mall

Flossing - Queen of the Mall

There’s an icy new wave heart to much of Flossing that feels out of step with 2021.

10th September 2021

Chubby And The Gang - The Mutt’s Nuts

Chubby And The Gang - The Mutt’s Nuts

As could probably be extrapolated from the record’s title alone, one thing ‘The Mutt’s Nuts’ does well is evoke an approximation of ‘70s pub rock.

27th August 2021

The Bronx - Bronx VI

The Bronx - Bronx VI

Long-time followers will not be disappointed, but new converts are likely to be few in number.

27th August 2021

Lorde - Solar Power

Lorde - Solar Power

A heady trip that prances around greatness but settles for pretty good.

20th August 2021

Wednesday - Twin Plagues

Wednesday - Twin Plagues

A coming-of-age record of sorts, loose clippings of memory bob in and out of squalls of feedback.

13th August 2021

IDER - shame

IDER - shame

IDER are back at what they do best, providing a glimmering sense of hope that we aren’t alone with our anxieties.

6th August 2021

FEET - Walking Machine

FEET - Walking Machine

FEET’s knack for making something that should sound like chaos into a jam is still clear.

6th August 2021

Horsey - Debonair

Horsey - Debonair

On ‘Debonair’, Horsey walk the tightrope between comedy and tragedy with ease.

30th July 2021

Dusted - III

Dusted - III

A series of snapshots of a former life, lovingly delivered.

23rd July 2021

Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow

Emma-Jean Thackray - Yellow

‘Yellow’ mixes it up nicely with freak-outs, group chants, P-funk and mellowing R&B.

23rd July 2021

Ten Tonnes - So Long

Ten Tonnes - So Long

A short but sweet collection of breezier-than-thou perky indie pop.

1st July 2021

Doja Cat - Planet Her

Doja Cat - Planet Her

Whether the record’s legacy will hold past the next trend cycle is not quite written in the stars.

25th June 2021

Francis Lung - Miracle

Francis Lung - Miracle

He isn’t reinventing the wheel here, but he knows what he’s good at.

18th June 2021

Garbage - No Gods No Masters

Garbage - No Gods No Masters

Both rhythmic and chaotic, it mirrors the frenetic turbulence of the times that have inspired it.

11th June 2021

cleopatrick - BUMMER

cleopatrick - BUMMER

Not everything about ‘BUMMER’ is fully perfected just yet, but there’s plenty to feel upbeat about.

4th June 2021

N0V3L - Non-Fiction

N0V3L - Non-Fiction

Funereal, chorus-soaked bass-lines, razor-at-the-throat guitar turns, and febrile grooves.

28th May 2021

black midi - Cavalcade

black midi - Cavalcade

Building from a sound already so idiosyncratic and unpredictable, they end up in some head-scratching corners.

28th May 2021