Reviews

The Heart and All Its Sin proves a glittering return for Hannah Lou Clark
A welcome distraction, Hannah Lou Clark’s latest EP offering The Heart and All Its Sin presents the singer-songwriter at her grunge-poppy best. Sinc...more
PINS bypass the indie landfill on Bad Thing EP
Being in an indie band in the late 2010s is a thankless task. The musical landscape has shifted so drastically that any band of misfits armed with gui...more
Spoon extend their winning streak with Hot Thoughts
As one of the few American indie rock bands from the past decade whose legacy remains untarnished, there’s an argument for Spoon being the most cons...more
Alice Jemima’s debut lays down an awesome strut
Alice Jemima has produced the kind of album that's good for anything. It's good for pre-drinks, post-drinks, workouts, long drives, and solitary liste...more
Semper Femina finds Laura Marling at her sensual best
On “How Can I”, from Laura Marling’s 2015 paean to life as a Los Angeles transplant Short Movie, the singer-songwriter issued a battle cry of so...more
Tennis embrace Motown and the 80s on Yours Conditionally
Husband and wife duo Tennis met over a game of Philosophy. And thankfully, they’ve never lost the feeling of needing to hold hands. What they've do...more
Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Cherrystones @ Louisiana, Bristol, 03/03/2017
Liminality takes musical form with Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation. They’ve supported the likes of GOAT as well as Les Big Byrd and previously bagged...more
Frances delivers her angelic debut album Things I’ve Never Said
At the age of 8, Frances was playing the violin; at age 10, piano; then, aged 12, her father bought her songbooks featuring the likes of Radiohead and...more
The Magnetic Fields unite comedy and tragedy on 50 Song Memoir
For any other artist, an album comprising 50 explicitly autobiographical songs for each year of their life would be seen as the height of narcissism, ...more
Brasstronaut, Stornoway @ Colston Hall, Bristol, 28/02/2017
It was a joyously sad experience watching folk darlings Stornoway this evening. This lovely bunch of talented musos have made some wonderfully uplift...more
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