Album Reviews

We Were Evergreen – Towards
French trio We Were Evergreen have been known to play everything from toy pianos to llama nails in order to create their music. One can expect a few...more
Hookworms – The Hum
MB, MJ, JN, SS, and JW are Hookworms, a five-piece that consistently create immense material and should nearly always excite when it comes to somethi...more
18+ – Trust
18+ are signed to Houndstooth, the resident label at London super club Fabric. Do you think that’s why they chose to name themselves, after a club ...more
Violet Woods – Violet Woods
There's nothing quite like a healthy dose of psychedelia to awaken your inner hippie. Cambridge based psychedelic lounge rockers Violet Woods provid...more
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm
“Almost every song is one take. We recorded standing in the same room, no screens or isolation, looking each other in the eyes,” explained Andreas...more
Great Pagans – Cupid in Error
If Facebook Likes are anything to go by, Great Pagans are relatively unknown. Forming in 2012, the four-piece are part of Brighton’s Anti-Ghost Moo...more
Wild Smiles – Always Tomorrow
The news is this; nice young boys from Winchester reject lifestyle advocated by late capitalist consumer based economy, and form band to impress lead ...more
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
I Forget Where We Were is the title of Ben Howard’s second album. It comes three years after what I would describe as a modern classic, Every Kingdo...more
Wooden Arms – Tide
In 2010, I saw Arcade Fire headline the Saturday night at Reading Festival. I wasn't a big fan at that point – I liked a couple of their songs – b...more
Fox and the Law – Stoned to Death
Oscar Wilde once said that people can live down anything except a good reputation. The same seems to be true of cities. Seattle, at least, has never q...more