Album Reviews

Basement Revolver smother us in Heavy Eyes
Sounding distinctly like a languid version of fellow Ontarians Alvvays, Basement Revolver sleepily came into our purview a couple of years back with s...more
The Blood Choir channel darkness on Houses of the Sun
Anglo-Danish duo Robin Maddicott and Joe Mountain formed The Blood Choir in Bristol in 2009. By 2012 the band released their debut LP No Windows to th...more
The Wave Pictures create more Brushes With Happiness
The Wave Pictures are one of the most quirky and fun three-piece bands around. Constantly pushing the boundaries of their witty, romantic, guitar-driv...more
Roo Panes soars on new album Quiet Man
Several years ago, Roo Panes took a leaf out of Johnny Flynn's book on exposure, to pave the way for a career in music. In 2012 his chiselled jaw mod...more
An emotional rollercoaster ride with Snail Mail’s Lush
Barely out of high school and dropping a debut album as mesmerising as Lush; just how does Snail Mail, aka Baltimore's Lindsey Jordan, make this hap...more
Juliana Daugherty presents a heart felt soundtrack to sadness with Light
Raised in a musical family, and with accolades in classical music and poetry, Juliana Daugherty is no stranger to the world of music. Her debut album ...more
Henry Green captures a dense sense of movement on Shift
The debut album from Bristol-based electronic artist Henry Green is an icy wind swept mixture of synth-drenched melodies. Titled Shift, the album mov...more
The power of instrumentation and Mary Lattimore’s Hundreds of Days
The solo instrumentalists of the world are a unique breed. Where some musicians rely on fellow artists and in most cases, a voice to convey feelin...more
Okkervil River’s Will Sheff follows up with In the Rainbow Rain
The problem of the 'difficult second album' is so well known it's practically a cliché. A similar issue that's easily as common yet seems to get dis...more
Half Waif explores catharsis on Lavender
Half Waif, the nom de guerre of electronic artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, returns with her third album Lavender. It's an album of pain and loss. That's ...more