Album Reviews

Ought return with Room Inside the World
Ought are miles beyond making the decision between 2% and whole milk. More than Any Other Day was the first time we got up close and personal with Tim...more
The Orielles keep it lo-fi for Silver Dollar Moment
The Orielles have been on the lips of industry insiders since the release of their debut EP Jobin back in 2016. Perhaps it’s down to their label: H...more
The luminous dream pop of Lowtide’s Southern Mind
The new album from Melbourne's Lowtide, Southern Mind, is an airy daydream filled with luminous pop and melancholy shoegaze that creates a hypnotic co...more
Wild Beasts say their goodbyes with Last Night All My Dreams Came True
It’s with a heavy heart that we saw Wild Beasts announce their dismemberment back in September. It seems there’s been no big bust-up, and no overb...more
Alela Diane explores motherhood on Cusp
There has always been a medicinal quality to Alela Diane's music, specifically her voice, but on Cusp she takes the cathartic elements of her work a...more
Why an essay of context is required for Susanna’s Go Dig My Grave
Context is an important beast. Listen to Susanna Wallumrød's new album Go Dig My Grave without it, and the Norwegian - who this time is joined by S...more
Will Varley pulls up a chair for Spirit of Minnie
Will Varley’s come a long way since the open mic London evenings of the early 00s; quite literally. Forget tour buses and first class flights. When ...more
Son Lux find soul in sinister experimentalism
The new album from Son Lux is ornately drenched in the fears of a brand new father struggling to understand his place in the world of a shifting polit...more
Hookworms go macroshift with Microshift
Microshift is the third album proper from Leeds five-piece Hookworms, following on from 2014’s The Hum. For those familiar with their oeuvre up to t...more
Thomas Truax unleashes his ingenious on All That Heaven Allows
The New Weird isn't exactly new anymore. In fact, the term is more than a decade old and pertinent to Thomas Truax's All That Heaven Allows more so m...more