Author Archives: Ben Willmott

ALBUM REVIEWW: Lido ‘Peder’

Rating: The reviewer’s handbook of national stereotypes tells us that music from Norway should either be doomy death metal or its yearning, melancholic ambient polar opposite. Something to do with the lack of sunlight, the footnotes add. Lido is, we’re…

ALBUM REVIEW: Billy Raffoul ‘International Hotel’

Rating: It’s interesting how lockdown seems to be sorting the wheat from the proverbial chaff when it comes to music making   Regardless of genre, those who feel the need, or even necessity, to express themselves through song, are finding a…

ALBUM REVIEW: OKIRO – CITY PETS (MODERN SKY)

While it may not bode well for the music industry at large, lockdown has at least brought opportunities for moments of inspired individual creativity.  Among slightly higher profile albums from Taylor Swift and Charli XCX made under Covid restrictions, comes…