Album Reviews

Agnes Obel battles electronics for Citizen of Glass
If Aventine explores orchestral light and shade, then Citizen of Glass dives into the back office and the gentle hum of a computer. A slow descent of ...more
Hooton Tennis Club return with charming Big Box of Chocolates
The ‘difficult second album’ theory; the idea that a band have spent so much of their early days working on a definitive debut album that by the t...more
Crocodiles are Dreamless on sixth studio album
Crocodiles is the snappy moniker for duo Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell. Their new record Dreamless is their sixth studio album. It sees the duo d...more
Douglas Dare bares all for Aforger
Douglas Dare’s new album came from an important place: “Prior to writing the record, I came out to my father and came out of a long relationship....more
Flight Brigade pack a multi-faceted punch on Our Friends Our Enemies
There’s something immediately familiar about Flight Brigade’s debut album, and it’s not already well known and loved singles such as lead singl...more
Ultimate Painting play it safe on Dusk
Dusk is the third studio album by London based duo Ultimate Painting, formed by Jack Cooper from Mazes and James Hoare from Veronica Falls. Recorded i...more
Slaves Take Control on their sophomore
With the release of their second album, Tunbridge Wells duo Slaves are back. Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent return with their punk revival second a...more
Let Them Eat Chaos proves the perfect storm for Kate Tempest
There was a time when it seemed impossible that a white, British rapper could be responsible for anything as stunning as Everybody Down, the scuzzy, c...more
Luke Haines has fun returning to Smash The System
I wonder what, if anything, Luke Haines will be remembered for in another generation’s time. Most fans (including, one imagines, the man himself) wo...more
Drive-By Truckers get directly political with American Band
American Band is a fitting name for the new Drive-By Truckers album. This is an unmistakably American album. It's an exploration of what it means to b...more