Ziad Rahbani: Abu Ali – Review

Ziad Rahbani

Ziad Rahbani record Abu Ali, a holy grail for disco connoisseurs, gets a welcome vinyl release on the Wewantsounds label. The Wewantsounds label teased and tantalised seasoned crate-diggers on Record Store Day this year with the boutique, limited edition orange … Read more

Sheryl Crow: Threads – Review

Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow gives us a 17-track whistle-stop tour of her musical life on Threads, reportedly to be her ‘final’ album. Featuring a roll call of the great and the good from her much-publicised musical and personal life, and serving as … Read more

Bat For Lashes: Lost Girls – Review

Bat For Lashes

Art-pop connoisseur Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes returns with a nostalgic fantasia of synth-pop which pays homage to 80’s sci-fi and fantasy cinema. On her fifth album as Bat For Lashes, the multi-Mercury nominated singer-songwriter Natasha Khan borrows heavily … Read more

Pom Pom Squad: Ow – EP Review

Pom Pom Squad

Pom Pom Squad return with new EP Ow, smouldering in emotionally heavy tracks that flit between grungy-punk loveliness and stripped-back honesty. Contemplative punk is a phrase that comes to mind when listening to Pom Pom Squads new EP Ow. The … Read more

CRX: Peek – Review

CRX

The second release from CRX and one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century, Nick Valensi is groovy, overwhelming, and energetic  CRX, the side project of The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, are almost a secret amongst music fans. … Read more

Penguin Café: Handfuls of Night – Review

Penguin Cafe

Penguin Café return with another impressive mix of genres and ideas amidst soaring melodies and orchestral clarity in new album Handfuls of Night. Penguin Café represent a disparate collective of musicians operating within the cracks between pop, classical, ambient and … Read more

STIMULI: Ripple – Track and Video Review

STIMULI

Oakland hard rockers STIMULI release the video for track Ripple, working with the tracks intense and shifting sound to create a coherent whole. STIMULI are a band that like to keep creating. Their hard rock sound is renowned for its … Read more

Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Review

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey returns with new record Norman Fucking Rockwell!, once again treating us to self-assured but damaged ballads with a cinematic presence. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been eight years since Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough album Born … Read more