Album Reviews

M. Craft returns with twinkling desert island disc Blood Moon
Dreamed up in the wildernesses of southern California, Blood Moon is a vivid account of M. Craft’s recent period of self-imposed isolation. His th...more
Weaves explore millennial indie on self-titled debut
Following the warm reception of their self-titled EP, Toronto four-piece Weaves continue their exploration of 90s US indie with a hip, millennial take...more
Let’s Eat Grandma fascinate and unsettle with I, Gemini
Let’s Eat Grandma are Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth, a pair of off kilter multi-instrumentalists who have been best friends since meeting in in...more
Mitski achieves classic status with Puberty 2
A few days after the plaudits started rolling in for "Your Best American Girl", Mitski decided to post a little exposition of the song on Facebook. Sh...more
Twin River offer gateway to surf rock with Passing Shade
On first listen, Twin River’s Passing Shade may sound nothing more than a textbook garage rock record: a compilation of lazy, nostalgia driven tunes...more
Margaret Glaspy explains it all on Emotions and Math
Margaret Glaspy has solved it. Or, at least, she’s simplified it. Emotions and Math, her beautiful bluesy debut, attempts to boil the problem of lo...more
Samaris offer cold comfort on Black Lights
You know the drill by now: minimalist future pop three piece, comprising the tried and tested set up of anxious knob-twiddler (Þórður Kári Steinþ...more
Small scale Spring King go big on Tell Me If You Like To
Spring King’s reputation precedes them. The Manchester band began life as the side project of one-man record factory Tarek Musa - who writes, produc...more
Esmé Patterson brings sweet joy to We Were Wild
The world could use a few more Esmé Pattersons. On her last outing, 2014's Woman To Woman, the Denver songwriter built a record around one simple co...more
Ladyhawke lifts her spirits with third album Wild Things
Ladyhawke aka Pip Brown has returned with her third studio album, Wild Things – a follow up to her 2012 album Anxiety. The album sees the artist b...more