ALBUM REVIEW: Sea Girls – Open Up Your Head

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Jack Garratt – Love, Death & Dancing

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

ALBUM REVIEW: The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

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

ALBUM REVIEW: Ed O’Brien makes his solo debut with ‘Earth’

“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’

ALBUM REVIEW: King Charles – ‘Out Of My Mind’

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’

ALBUM REVIEW: Sorry – ‘925’

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’

ALBUM REVIEW: Tame Impala returns with signature sound in ‘The Slow Rush’.

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’.

New Release – ‘Headstrong’ – The Manatees

Okay so, I’m a northern girl born and bred and growing up in Manchester I’ve been very bias in that it’s produced some of the best music, ever. However, and this isn’t the part of me that spent three years living in Southampton, I can’t deny that the South Coast is currently producing some of … Continue reading New Release – ‘Headstrong’ – The Manatees

‘Rain’ – DECO’s newest feel-good tune.

Partners-in-pop DECO have a pretty exciting summer ahead of them. Following a steady string of single releases and sold out headline shows at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms and London’s Borderline they’ve bagged themselves some festival slots, playing Isle of Wight Festival, Truck Festival, Y-Not Festival, and you’ll even be able to catch them supporting Jess Glynne … Continue reading ‘Rain’ – DECO’s newest feel-good tune.