Album & EP Reviews

PUP - This Place Sucks Ass

PUP - This Place Sucks Ass

It feels like there’s never been a better time for a fresh injection of the Toronto punks’ spirit.

23rd October 2020

IDLES – Ultra Mono

IDLES – Ultra Mono

It’s an excellent message to stand for, but a big mantle to carry.

25th September 2020

Gus Dapperton - Orca

Gus Dapperton - Orca

An artist stepping up musically, while also finding strength in his vulnerability.

18th September 2020

Washed Out - Purple Noon

Washed Out - Purple Noon

A glacial melt of shimmering beauty, asking for attention and rewarding it with a kind of zen.

7th August 2020

Nancy - Happy Oddities

Nancy - Happy Oddities

There’s clearly more depth and nuance going on here than just a man with a wacky taste in cover versions.

7th August 2020

Hockey Dad - Brain Candy

Hockey Dad - Brain Candy

If a fuzzy but fun album’s what you’re after right now, look no further.

31st July 2020

Liss - Third

Liss - Third

It’s good to have them back.

24th July 2020

LA Priest - Gene

LA Priest - Gene

An album that feels rich, rewarding and proudly of its own world.

5th June 2020

Deerhoof - Future Teenage Cave Artists

Deerhoof - Future Teenage Cave Artists

The title of this record is much like the music it bears - you squint at it for a minute, trying to work out what it means, and then suddenly it all makes sense.

29th May 2020

Austra - HiRUDiN

Austra - HiRUDiN

While the unique sonics and instrumentation are notably brilliant, they at times feel disjointed on a track-to-track basis

1st May 2020

TOPS - I Feel Alive

TOPS - I Feel Alive

It’s the broadness of flavour on the album that is its main strength.

3rd April 2020

Talk Show - These People

Talk Show - These People

It suggests a richer palette of influences, with darkwave and ‘80s goth pop.

27th March 2020