Album Reviews

Gold Panda slows down for Good Luck and Do Your Best
What began as a visual documentarian trip to Japan two years ago became the inspiration for Gold Panda’s new fourth album, Good Luck and Do Your Bes...more
Band of Skulls know what they are on By Default
Band of Skulls are set to bring out their fourth studio album, By Default, on the 27th May, produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Pattie Smith, Foo Fighters...more
Summer Cannibals bare their teeth for Full of It
Summer Cannibals have grown up. They were never immature, but on third full length Full of It, the band capture the gritty urgency of their ethos in a...more
Kate Jackson loses the plot on British Road Movies
Kate Jackson's got an album out, they said. It'll be a laugh, they said. She moved to Rome after The Long Blondes split, where she divided her time be...more
Mutual Benefit prove it’s not for nothing on Skip a Sinking Stone
Three years on from the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Mutual Benefit have returned with a stellar album which mixes a healthy dose of r...more
Marissa Nadler reflects on the nature of Strangers
There are two kinds of strangers: the ones who arrive that way, and the ones whose shadows lengthen over the course of time. On the title track of Mar...more
Oscar impresses on debut Cut and Paste
Cut and Paste, the debut album from bedroom producer and singer songwriter Oscar, is a petri-dish of melancholic garage pop, analogue drum samples...more
White Lung still shred on Paradise
White Lung are probably one of the most underrated punk acts from the last decade. Mixing fierce, piercing screams and insane guitar shredding with po...more
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