Review: Madonna – Madame X


Madonna dials up the crazy on new record Madame X, treating us to a Latin-influenced mish-mash of ideas that manages to impress. I think everyone’s given up on seeing Madonna retire. Why should she? She enjoys what she does, has … Read more

Review: Baroness – Gold & Grey


Baroness return with an ambitious and expansive record, and the results are stunning. Gold and Grey is the much-anticipated follow up to the 2015 Purple record, and it is destined to be their masterpiece. Stellar musicianship, dynamic and atmospheric songwriting, … Read more

Review: Daughters – You Won’t Get What You Want


Daughters album You Won’t Get What You Want adds a level of progression from previous work, allowing for a chaotic and all-consuming record that doesn’t quit.  Eight years have passed since Daughters released their self-titled album, and You Won’t Get What … Read more

Review: The Skints – Swimming Lessons

The Skints

The Skints return with new record Swimming Lessons, as the band tailor their reggae-influenced mix of genres and styles into stylised perfection. In this day and age, it can be hard to make any music influenced by reggae that stands … Read more

Review: Skepta – Ignorance is Bliss


Skepta is back with Ignorance is Bliss, but has becoming Grime royalty­­ mellowed the now 36-year-old rapper? After winning 2016’s Mercury Prize with his previous album Konnichiwa, Skepta’s music career seems to have been put on the back-burner. Collaborating with … Read more

Review: Vanishing Twin – The Age of Immunology

Vanishing Twin

The London space cadets Vanishing Twin present a glorious, sci-fi-tinged album to fill the Broadcast-shaped hole in our affections that is both infectious and oblique. Utopias, lost futures and intergalactic exploration permeate the dazzling second long-player from London-based psych-electronica troupe … Read more

All Points East Festival 2019 Review – Sunday 2nd June

All Points East - Sun 26th

All Points East festival closes in style for another year amidst plenty of highlights, strong performances and an electric atmosphere. Last weekend at Hackney’s Victoria Park, the second year’s instalment of All Points East – a cavalcade of multifarious entertainment … Read more