Reviews

Beans on Toast upholds tradition with A Bird in the Hand
If you don’t know the drill yet: every year on his birthday, Mr Beans on Toast of Essex puts out a new album. You can’t doubt his commitment to it...more
Pitchfork Paris 2018 @ Paris, France, 01-03/11/2018
It’s a typical autumn day as we make our way over to the Pitchfork Paris 2018, at the Grande Halle de la Villette in the 19th Arrondisement; a chill...more
Hop Along, The Decemberists @ O2 Academy, Bristol, 08/11/2018
A cranky sounding violin reaches out through the labyrinth of the O2 Academy's backstage area. We're sat in a cupboard-like room, interviewing France...more
Motorama @ The Lexington, London, 20/10/2018
Someone’s conducting a study before the show, asking questions about Motorama, non-Anglophone lyrics, and - inevitably - the band’s native Russia....more
Broncho chug along nicely on Bad Behavior
You've got to respect bands that stylise their name in all-caps. Does that mean we need to shout it out loud? Way to subvert the system, guys! Maybe t...more
Childcare @ The Louisiana, Bristol, 18/10/2018
Nun-nahnah-nun-nah-nun-nah. We challenge anyone to watch Childcare live and leave without an assortment of melodies wedged so far down their eardrum, ...more
Beth Rowley, Mull Historical Society @ The Louisiana, Bristol 27/09/2018
Mull Historical Society released classic debut album Loss over 15 years ago. A musically rich collection of songs performed on record largely by Co...more
Third time lucky for Arc Iris on Icon of Ego
Icon of Egos is Arc Iris’ third attempt at an album. It represents something of a sea change for the group, dispensing the bouncy maximalist-folk o...more
Amber Arcades dares to sing about European Heartbreak
Ah, Annelotte De Graaf, what a wonderful thing to have called your album European Heartbreak. “If it were called American Heartbreak, you wouldn’t...more
Metric return with Art of Doubt
The 7th studio album from Toronto alt-rock powerhouse Metric is a burst of colour from the band's fuzz driven guitar roots. With occasional and well-...more
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