Album Reviews

Julia Kent demonstrates growing unease on Asperities
Although there's a chance the name Julia Kent doesn’t ring a bell, as a singer songwriter she really has been everywhere over the past ten years. K...more
The Spook School have something important to say with Try To Be Hopeful
The debate of masculinity has always been something of a focal point in popular music. Whether it’s the make-up and spandex of glam, the asexuality ...more
Fufanu unleash nightmarish debut Few More Days To Go
The Icelandic duo take a blow torch to their early techno sound on their debut album, Few More Days To Go. Electronic noises fizz and crackle on opene...more
Arca presents an imposing pop listen with Mutant
Even if you haven't listened to any music by Alejandro Ghersi, chances are you've encountered his production style. The Venezuelan born, London based ...more
Ringo Deathstarr revisit shoegaze roots for Pure Mood
Richey Edwards once said that he hated Slowdive more than Hitler, and while the benefit of hindsight may render the comparison a tad unfair, you could...more
Foxtrott explores unorthodox rhythmic patterns on A Taller Us
2015 has not been starved of great pop albums: from seminal releases produced by iconic stars, to underground and independent hits from debutant artis...more
Silvi Wersing tries again with Chorusgirl’s self-titled
Silvi Wersing hasn't had the best luck when it comes to being a musician. She's German by birth but has been based in London for the last while, tryin...more
The Zen Hussies crack out bon mots for The Charm Account
To release an album of dance songs without using any electric bass is monstrously perverse in this era. But then The Zen Hussies are, thank goodness. ...more
Matt Bauer demonstrates versatility on Dream’s End
Anyone searching for a striking piece of alt folk balladry need look no further than Matt Bauer’s 2011 album The Jessamine County Book of the Living...more
Beach Slang celebrate youth with The Things We Do
Off the back of two stellar EPs, 2013’s Who Would Want Anything So Broken? and 2014’s Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street, Beach Slang have built a...more