Album Reviews

LVL UP hit their stride on Return to Love
Content disclaimer: I have spent much of the weekend rocking out to this album, albeit dressed in my pyjamas on the sofa, and probably scaring the liv...more
Keaton Henson shares more on Kindly Now
Keaton Henson has crafted a career from writing immersive and deeply sad indie folk songs. His new album, Kindly Now, is no exception to the rule, giv...more
Blood Bitch finds Jenny Hval at the top of her game
The last time I spoke to Jenny Hval, we broached the topic of how the Norwegian artist uses comfortable and uncomfortable sounds to manipulate the lis...more
Billie Marten excels at the Writing of Blues and Yellows
Billie Marten is a child of the gloaming, the afternoon unspooling behind her. She writes of yellows, certainly, and the blues arrive later; big, inky...more
Local Natives revisit their Sunlit Youth
From the soaring harmonies of Grizzly Bear to the folk undertones of The National, Local Natives’ 2009 debut album Gorilla Manor earned them a serie...more
Teenage Fanclub salute the old guard on Here
Teenage Fanclub have been around long enough to know what they’re doing. They have a system. The three songwriters trade duties, laying the record o...more
Okkervil River soar to new heights on Away
Okkervil River's Will Sheff was going through a confusing, even difficult, time of transition as Away was being put together. He'd started to feel a d...more
Nots go Cosmetic on their new album
Hailing from the American state that birthed country music, Memphis quartet Nots have been devotedly swimming against the current for half a decade wi...more
Jamie T laments over the great Trick
Ah 2007... The year that brought us the start of the banking crisis and a music scene newbie called Jamie T, who sang the rather ironic if not apt wor...more
Lucy Dacus sets a billion hearts alight with No Burden
Lucy Dacus is two faced. She has the face many of us are already well acquainted with: the deadpan vocal and upbeat punk rock matched by her cheeky gr...more