Album Reviews

Celebrated Portland artist Sam Coomes releases Bugger Me
Better known as one-half of Portland band Quasi, Sam Coomes has spent nearly three decades making clever indie rock and working with big name artists...more
Crystal Castles beg for Amnesty (I) on new album
For over half a decade, Crystal Castles have been a big name in the alternative music scene thanks to their electronic punk. Four years since their l...more
Lydia Loveless goes glitzy for Real
We have anticipated the new Lydia Loveless album Real with increasing excitement. While in some ways it feels as though Loveless is still just gettin...more
Slow Club slow things down for One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore
It has been 7 years since Slow Club released their debut album and over a year since they released covers album I Swam Out To Greet You; a selection o...more
Thom Sonny Green meets synth with High Anxiety
Thom Sonny Green’s first solo album, High Anxiety, is one for the senses. He’s better known as one third of alt-J, having been a drummer for the ...more
Benjamin Francis Leftwich impresses with After the Rain
You might not have heard of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, but if you have, you’ll know that he never disappoints. He’s an artist who teeters on the e...more
Field Mouse have Hollywood quality on Episodic
Like an S Club 7 song, this review is pure and simple: Field Mouse have produced a stellar record. The part-Philadelphia part-Brooklyn band encaps...more
Wild Beasts go dark and electronic on Boy King
Wild Beasts were never your typical late 00s white male rockers lauded by the NME. For years, they were arguably one of Britain’s most forward-think...more
Dinosaur Jr. release no-frills 11th album Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not
In 2015, alt rockers Dinosaur Jr. celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album. Reminiscing over the good old days and classic hits is all wel...more
Gypsy and The Cat kick back on the cool Virtual Islands
Four long years have passed since Gypsy and The Cat's previous offering, but armed with a new found freedom, the Australian duo bring us their highly ...more