Album Reviews

Wild Smiles – Always Tomorrow
The news is this; nice young boys from Winchester reject lifestyle advocated by late capitalist consumer based economy, and form band to impress lead ...more
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
I Forget Where We Were is the title of Ben Howard’s second album. It comes three years after what I would describe as a modern classic, Every Kingdo...more
Wooden Arms – Tide
In 2010, I saw Arcade Fire headline the Saturday night at Reading Festival. I wasn't a big fan at that point – I liked a couple of their songs – b...more
Fox and the Law – Stoned to Death
Oscar Wilde once said that people can live down anything except a good reputation. The same seems to be true of cities. Seattle, at least, has never q...more
Zola Jesus – Taiga
From the ethereal highs of FKA Twigs to St. Vincent’s rise to art-pop queen, 2014 has seen critically-lauded female artists reach mainstream audienc...more
The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator
Most bands are happy to stick with the standard set of four, maybe five instruments. There’s a lot you can do with this simple yet effective combina...more
Emperor Yes – An Island Called Earth
There’s been a big focus on apocalyptic and catastrophic visions of the near future over the last few years - from the rather anti-climactic solstic...more
High Ends – Super Class
Yukon Blonde front man Jeffrey Innes is running. From what or to what, we’re not exactly sure, but Innes runs nostalgically. Waxing poetic througho...more
Roo Panes – Little Giant
Don’t hide your light, or your face, under a bushel. Roo Panes certainly doesn’t. Releasing his debut album, Little Giant, the fruits of his la...more
North Atlantic Oscillation – The Third Day
Somewhere, deep within the ocean of the music industry is a beast with seven heads, a thousand tentacles and a fierce hunger for raw talent and potent...more