Album Reviews

The John Steel Singers – Everything’s a Thread
The John Steel Singers have been knocking around since 2007, and have already become legends in their native Australia, with a beautifully energetic s...more
Monomyth – Saturnalia Regalia!
With their atmospheric bar permanently set to a sobering high, Monomyth are a four-piece Halifax harbinger of their own exclusively labelled ‘janglo...more
Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear
The twin personalities of edgy Australian songwriter Sia, masquerading simultaneously as both the glitzy pop icon writing for top ten artists, and the...more
Slow Club – Complete Surrender
The speed with which Sheffield duo Slow Club have evolved is really quite frightening. If you think they're still the twee boy-girl, acoustic duo fou...more
Honeyblood – Honeyblood
Formed in 2012 and flying the flag for a pop-infected blend of garage rock, Glasgow-based duo Honeyblood comprise Shona McVicar on skins and Stina...more
Sweet Baboo – The Marc Riley Sessions
Sweet Baboo aka Stephen Black has been making music for over a decade now. A staple part of the festival circuit and one of Wales’ finest exports, h...more
Luluc – Passerby
It’s been almost exactly six years since Luluc’s seminal debut, Dear Hamlyn, incited a calm reverie. Co-produced by the Australian duo and Aaron D...more
Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts
Comet Gain are back with their seventh release Paperback Ghosts, and it’s a work of art. An accomplished concept album, the Comets have outdone them...more
Bright Light Bright Light – Life Is Easy
Electro-pop is a dangerous world, fraught with endless perils and pitfalls. So many artists fall into the chasms of badly done 80s synth lines and ter...more
Eugene McGuinness – Chroma
Eugene McGuinness was a young pop kid when we first heard from him back in 2007. Now he brings us Chroma, and without doubt, the boy has grown into a ...more