Album Reviews

The King Blues tell nothing but The Gospel Truth
In case anybody out there hadn't noticed, a lot has gone down over the past 18 months. From Brexit to the Syrian refugee crisis, and rounding off the ...more
Wilsen’s debut delves into the world of dreams
I Go Missing in My Sleep is the debut album from Brooklyn-based trio Wilsen, and seems destined to be the backing track to those mystical, twilight...more
Mew provide glitter and brass on the uneven Visuals
In every adjacent universe, of course, Mew are global superstars, illuminating the planet’s stadiums and amphitheatres with starry-eyed space rock l...more
Sylvan Esso’s pomp and layers raise questions on What Now
Following in the footsteps of The Strokes’ Is This It, Sylvan Esso presents us with the question-not-question album title What Now for the follow-up...more
Post War Glamour Girls’ winning formula continues on Swan Songs
Post War Glamour Girls' sound is enormous. It's the first thing you notice about Swan Songs. Solid craftsmanship and strong musicianship have led to a...more
The Wooden Sky have us Swimming in Strange Waters on their new album
Presenting a raw and gritty sound that fuses the band’s alternative style with vivid, trippy rock tones, layered with the dusty vocals of frontman ...more
Fionn Regan soars to new heights on The Meetings of the Waters
Fionn Regan almost walked away from music. There was a moment before he started work on new album The Meetings of the Waters, where he seriously consi...more
Lisa Mitchell’s folk goes electric on Warriors
Lisa Mitchell returns this week with Warriors, the follow-up to 2012’s Bless This Mess and 2009's debut Wonder. The album sees Lisa moving away f...more
Sincerely, Future Pollution is an intensely eerie journey from Timber Timbre
The dark and unsettling features of Canadian band Timber Timbre should make for easy descriptions and anecdotes, but it's not that simple; they’ve g...more
The New Pornographers miss the mark on Whiteout Conditions
The New Pornographers are arguably indie rock’s most beloved super group, even if they were never really a super group to begin with. Their solo car...more