Album & EP Reviews

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

Waterparks - Greatest Hits

Waterparks - Greatest Hits

Throughout the album’s staggering seventeen tracks, it does become easy to get a little lost.

21st May 2021

CHAI - WINK

CHAI - WINK

Sonically, they’re testing out a whole new palette.

21st May 2021

Jorja Smith - Be Right Back

Jorja Smith - Be Right Back

It’s in the first half, shorn of any jazzy accompaniment, that ‘Be Right Back’ is truly interesting.

14th May 2021

Fightmilk - Contender

Fightmilk - Contender

A marked step forwards from one of Britain’s more endearingly idiosyncratic indie rock outfits.

14th May 2021

dodie - Build A Problem

dodie - Build A Problem

Woven with cautionary tales, witty one-liners and a painful level of self-awareness.

26th March 2021

Eades - Abstract Education

Eades - Abstract Education

Where the group shine brightest is when they shy away from the sounds of their peers.

30th April 2021

Citizen - Life In Your Glass World

Citizen - Life In Your Glass World

The band have landed between the dense atmospherics of what has come before and a newfound desire to seriously up the energy.

26th March 2021

Death From Above 1979 - Is 4 Lovers

Death From Above 1979 - Is 4 Lovers

An album which sees the pair attempt to build upon the mythology of their past - and reclaim a little of it, too - it’s a move that largely pays off.

26th March 2021

L'Impératrice - Tako Tsubo

L’Impératrice - Tako Tsubo

The Parisian intergalactic pop voyagers communicate a retrofuturism that’s rooted firmly in the present.

26th March 2021