Album Reviews

Beach Skulls summarise summer with Slow Grind
Beach Skulls’ debut album is sure to be a big part of your summer soundtrack. They’ve been creating summery garage pop since 2011, born from Ry Vi...more
A Dyjecinski probes solipsism on The Valley of Yessiree
There is an air of mystery which perpetually follows A Dyjecinski around, from his troublesome name, to his esoteric identity. All the man himself is ...more
Wire put in a solid effort on Nocturnal Koreans
Even if they are in their 60s, Wire continue to release albums at an impressive rate. Their self-titled record, released last year, was their third ...more
Kyle Craft relies on the past for Dolls of Highland
Growing up in a small Louisiana town on the banks of the Mississippi, Kyle Craft's first significant music experience came when he bought his first a...more
We Are Scientists fail to excite on Helter Seltzer
By now, it may feel like you have a handle on We Are Scientists: carefully crafted indie rock with a post punk tinge and a pop sensibility. But on fif...more
She Drew The Gun reflects on the past with Memories of the Future
She Drew The Gun haven’t even released their debut album yet and they’ve already bagged the Glastonbury Emerging Talent prize for 2016. It’s bee...more
Dark dub and unsettling psychedelia on Higher Authorities’ Neptune
Emerging from Merseyside this month with an armful of synths, drum machines and psych are Higher Authorities, the side project of Krautrock band Clini...more
Susanna conducts overtly spiritual examination on Triangle
Susanna (formerly known as Susanna and the Magical Orchestra) is perhaps best known by broader audiences for here cover of Joy Division’s “Love Wi...more
The Coathangers play it rough and smooth on Nosebleed Weekend
Brash female punk trio The Coathangers emerged from the DIY basement scene in Atlanta 10 years ago. Their 5th album finds them recording at the histo...more
PJ Harvey creates international tremors with The Hope Six Demolition Project
The Hope Six Demolition Project continues in the vein of seminal album Let England Shake, with songs on poverty, war and environmental destruction ins...more