Kaiser Chiefs: Duck – Review

Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs return with their refreshing new album Duck, managing to bring out the best of their classic sound amongst Northern Soul melodies and grooves. Kaiser Chiefs are at that stage in their career where choices for a new record … Read more

Kit Sebastian: Mantra Moderne – Review

Kit Sebastian

The fertile, cross-pollinating imagination of Kit Sebastian permeates a heady, joyous and oddball debut album that conjures summery sonic flotsam by drawing upon three languages and an array of outre styles. We’re living in unnerving times dominated by base demagoguery … Read more

Review: Daughter of Swords – Dawnbreaker

Daughter Of Swords

Alexandra Sauser-Monnig’s sparse collection of softly spoken folk confessionals inhabits the drowsy terrain of late summer nights out on the front porch or around a campfire. Daughter of Swords’ Dawnbreaker is a dusty, bare-bones evocation of the texture of languid, … Read more

Review: The Flaming Lips – King’s Mouth

The Flaming Lips

In which Oklahoma’s frazzled psychedelic explorers raid and hone the more cohesive, melodic and accessible strand of their oeuvre for an album that wields genuine emotional clout. The Flaming Lips’ fifteenth studio album, King’s Mouth, marks two decades since the … Read more

New Music Fridays – July 19th 2019

Weekly Playlist

Welcome, friends to our weekly taste of new music from upcoming, unsigned or new bands that have caught our attention!  I don’t know why, but our choices this week all seem to feature a really nice and sunny disposition. Perhaps … Read more

CW Allen: The Dream Baby 2 – Review

CW Allen

Cleveland native CW Allen returns with new EP The Dream Baby 2, sticking with hard-hitting and personal lyrics based round his life’s recent trials and tribulations. You can always tell when an artist is able to honestly wear their heart … Read more

Ed Sheeran: No. 6 Collaborations Project – Review

Ed Sheeran

No. 6 Collaborations Project, the first album since 2017’s Divide has, more than anything, subtracted from National Treasure Ed Sheeran’s stellar run of form. When it was announced in March that Ed Sheeran was releasing a new album this summer, … Read more

Bobby Krlic: Midsommar Soundtrack – Review

Midsommar

Experimental composer The Haxan Cloak’s brilliant soundtrack for Ari Aster’s ominous new folk horror, ‘Midsommar’, works equally well as a stand-alone piece.  The British electronic producer Bobby Krlic, otherwise known as The Haxan Cloak, has carved out his own shadowy … Read more

Carley Varley: Won’t Say Sorry – Review

Carley Varley

Carley Varley releases single Won’t Say Sorry focusing on 90s indie as a jumping-off point in an energetic and message-laden debut. Singer/songwriter Carley Varley, like any musician worth their salt, has started from the ground up and built a cult … Read more