Album Reviews

PWR BTTM raise their game for Pageant
PWR BTTM are stepping things up. After their first record Ugly Cherries garnered widespread praise and essentially became an instant queer punk classi...more
Moon Duo travel lighter on Occult Architecture Vol. 2
Releasing volume one of their fourth album Occult Architecture just two months ago, Portland-based prog-psych enthusiasts Moon Duo are back with the ...more
Perfume Genius and the redemptive spirit of No Shape
In the music video for “Slip Away”, the first single taken from the new Perfume Genius album, Mike Hadreas runs through a slideshow of soft-focu...more
Joshua Burnside’s debut Ephrata is an essential for 2017
Emerging singer-songwriter Joshua Burnside has taken the time to hone his craft, and his patience shows on debut album Ephrata. Borne out of the artis...more
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