Album Reviews

Introducing: Shana Cleveland
If you ever find yourself driving on a desert highway at dusk, do yourself a favour and have Shana Cleveland's Night of the Worm Moon on your road tri...more
Mort Garson’s Plantasia plantwave is unearthed in a new era
In 1976 composer Mort Garson set aside session work and picked up a Moog synth to make an album like no other. Playful, kooky and completely magical, ...more
Stef Chura shows growth on new album Midnight
Stef Chura's sophomore album Midnight is a progressive sonic exploration into the depths of collaborative songwriting. With Will Toledo (Car Seat Head...more
Mac DeMarco treads old territory on Here Comes The Cowboy
Those who heard the title of Mac DeMarco's new album Here Comes The Cowboy and thought of a swaggering, gutsy collection of tracks will be left feel...more
Childcare are in for cult adoration thanks to Wabi Sabi
If you've ever sat at home, binge watching crime documentaries on Netflix and wondering if it's healthy to spend so much time in the company of psycho...more
Pinky Pinky cook up something special on Turkey Dinner
Pinky Pinky have avoided every possible pitfall on their debut album Turkey Dinner. The three Los Angeles-based musicians channel a wide swath of in...more
Plastic Mermaids perfect the digital pastoral on Suddenly Everyone Explodes
Plastic Mermaids have performed a magic trick. In one odd, meandering album, they’ve turned the epic into something very intimate. Only through the ...more
Vocals drive Middle Kids’ mini-album New Songs For Old Problems
Middle Kids waste no time on warm-ups. New Songs For Old Problems erupts with a blaring round of guitar chords, fired out with enough energy to knock ...more
Some great Reward from Cate Le Bon
Written during a self-imposed exile to Cumbria, the lonely, rural environment of the Lakes District informs Cate Le Bon’s brilliantly crafted new al...more
Honeyblood grapple with fear and desire on In Plain Sight
Honeyblood’s third album, In Plain Sight, shows some hints of being a very good record indeed, but falls far short of realising its potential. Wheth...more