Over the past decade the indie genre has stagnated, wallowing in a bottomless pool of its own egocentrism. Each of the once-renowned heroes— The Strokes and The Killers in particular, often cited as inspirations for London-based Sea Girls— have taken a stab at rejuvenating indie’s verbose self-indulgence over the past few years, with varying levels … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sea Girls – Open Up Your Head
Jack Garratt, with his debut album Phase, proved himself to be the epitome of a ‘solo artist’. Writing, performing and producing everything on his debut album; the successes of the EDM-pop virtuoso struck a chord with the world. After a sold-out UK tour and a successfully-selling debut, Garratt returns with his second album Love, Death & Dancing after releasing … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Jack Garratt – Love, Death & Dancing
We either listen to the new The 1975 album, or we don’t. Unlike Greta Thunberg’s message in the eponymous opening track, there are no consequences to our selfish or selfless minds if we do, or don’t, listen to the 1975’s fourth album. Photo Credit: Mara Palena The 1975’s pre-NOACF-release reputation became damaged with the optimistic and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form
“I never planned it” usually refers to eating the entire tray of banana bread in one sitting, or being sat in the pub eight pints deep on a Thursday night after only going out for a quick one. Ed O’Brien, however, proclaims he ‘never planned to make a solo record.' After three decades and nine … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ed O’Brien makes his solo debut with ‘Earth’
Returning with his third studio album, Charles Costa (aka King Charles) has released Out of My Mind, a sonically incoherent yet lyrically revealing album into Charles’ discovery of his identity and musicianship. Although classed as an alt-rock-folk-indie etcetera artist, this new album offers a new twist of all said genres, encompassing a number of bold synthesisers … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: King Charles – ‘Out Of My Mind’
Emerging out of the increasingly repetitive London post-punk scene, Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen (joined by bassist Campbell Baum and Lincoln Barrett on drums) deftly set themselves apart from their contemporaries. 925 is the consequence of three years of experimentalism and Sorry are redefining what it means to be a ‘guitar band’ in the modern … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Sorry – ‘925’
There’s always been something very timeless about Tame Impala - ‘Currents’ came out a five years ago but has become such a classic it almost feels like it’s been around decades. Kevin Parker's signature sound – heavy base guitar and echoed vocals has never changed and certainly hasn’t for new release 'The Slow Rush'. His first … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Tame Impala returns with signature sound in ‘The Slow Rush’.
Twin Atlantic have recently returned with aplomb on the release of their fourth album 'POWER' last month - also their first release with Virgin EMI - and will be heading out on a UK tour next month in support of this incredible release. Following a main stage performance at Reading & Leeds as well as … Continue reading Twin Atlantic to play Brighton’s Concorde 2 in March in support of new album
Slaves are back with their 3rd album, a progressive one which doesn't abandon what everyone loves about them. Read more...