Album Reviews

The Wooden Sky have us Swimming in Strange Waters on their new album
Presenting a raw and gritty sound that fuses the band’s alternative style with vivid, trippy rock tones, layered with the dusty vocals of frontman ...more
Fionn Regan soars to new heights on The Meetings of the Waters
Fionn Regan almost walked away from music. There was a moment before he started work on new album The Meetings of the Waters, where he seriously consi...more
Lisa Mitchell’s folk goes electric on Warriors
Lisa Mitchell returns this week with Warriors, the follow-up to 2012’s Bless This Mess and 2009's debut Wonder. The album sees Lisa moving away f...more
Sincerely, Future Pollution is an intensely eerie journey from Timber Timbre
The dark and unsettling features of Canadian band Timber Timbre should make for easy descriptions and anecdotes, but it's not that simple; they’ve g...more
The New Pornographers miss the mark on Whiteout Conditions
The New Pornographers are arguably indie rock’s most beloved super group, even if they were never really a super group to begin with. Their solo car...more
Diet Cig bottle power pop lightning on Swear I’m Good At This
Did it occur to you to stop for a moment and think about what all this might be doing to the kids? Do you even know where you left them? Like a beleag...more
Pure Comedy and the infuriating charm of Father John Misty
You don’t need me to tell you this, but I’ll say it anyway: Father John Misty is kind of a dick. He fancies himself a loveable provocateur on Pure...more
San Fermin step out of the shadows on Belong
For a man of such rare talents, Ellis Ludwig-Leone must have spent a few sleepless nights wondering how to stand out from his peers. After studying co...more
British Sea Power return to glory with Let the Dancers Inherit the Party
Say what you like about British Sea Power, you can’t fault their industry. Since their last studio album, 2013’s lukewarm Machineries of Joy, the ...more
Lydia Ainsworth’s eclectic vision narrows on Darling of the Afterglow
Shooting night scenes like a police photographer, Lydia Ainsworth works in the palette that she knows best: pitch black, pallor white, autopsy violet....more