Joel Cuzzi: Footprints – Review

Joel Cuzzi

Joel Cuzzi releases new album Footprints, focussing on a tantalizing punk sound that somehow works against a sometimes playful and mellow acoustic guitar. It’s hard when you lose someone close to you. New album Footprints from Joel Cuzzi is dedicated … Read more

Carla dal Forno: Look Up Sharp – Review

Carla dal Forno

Three years after You Know What It’s Like, Australian multi-instrumentalist Carla dal Forno returns with a stark, autumnal and pretty collection of yearning dream-pop, ambient, trip-hop, folk and electronica that unleashes an avalanche of emotion. With her second album, Look … Read more

Thunderpussy: Milk It EP – Review

Thunderpussy

Once I recovered from the extraordinary name of this band (Wasn’t Thunderpussy a James Bond film?!), I am wowed by this sound. This is women rocking out with attitude. This EP is a breath of fresh air against a backdrop … Read more

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen – Review

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

A captivating and elegiac album, Ghosteen is shaped by despair and the sound of a man affirming the glow of love; here, grief and loss render its author vulnerable but not broken. Nick Cave’s sprawling and piercing seventeenth LP, Ghosteen, … Read more

The Menzingers: Hello Exile – Review

The Menzingers

Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers release their sixth studio album Hello Exile via Epitaph. The album covers such diverse subjects as high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, ageing and alcohol, politics and the frustration of religion, most notably around America’s ‘Bible Belt’. … Read more

Brittany Howard: Jaime – Review

Brittany Howard

Brittany Howard announces herself as a force to contend with and snips off the ‘Americana’ tag on self-produced Jaime.  Following the huge success of Alabama Shakes, lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard felt the need to chart her own path … Read more

Angel Olsen: All Mirrors – Review

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen unleashes a brooding, expansive and boundless new record that dazzles and engrosses the listener with its colourful and powerful production and arrangements.  Ever since her breakthrough in 2012, the Asheville-based singer-songwriter Angel Olsen has cultivated a distinctive niche … Read more

Bedouin Soundclash: Mass – Review

Bedouine Soundclash

Shape-shifting Canadians Jay Malinowski and Eon Sinclair reunite for their fifth album under the Bedouin Soundclash moniker, an inclusive and enveloping tapestry of sound that stitches together dub, post-punk, electronica, gospel, Afro-pop, swing and New Orleans jazz. In the digital … Read more

Kristina Stykos: River of Light – Review

Kristina Stykos

Kristina Stykos brings her uniquely determined and fierce spirit out into the open with River of Light – an album that grows in stature as it progresses forward. Kristina Stykos has never been one to give up. In 2017, she … Read more