Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Dealing With Damage ‘Ask The Questions’

Rating: Punk-rockers Dealing With Damage release their debut full-length album, ‘Ask the Questions’. A record brimming with anger and frustration that tackles the issues within the modern political climate.  Opening the album is track, ‘Stop Everything’ and immediately the listener is thrust directly into the classic punk sound that permeates…

REVIEW: Brand New Friend – A Cure For Living

Rating: Northern Irish alt-rockers Brand New Friend follow up their debut LP, ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ with their latest EP, ‘A Cure for Living’. 7 tracks packed with youthful exuberance and frantic punk-rock energy. The EP starts as it means to…

REVIEW: Peter Green – The End Of The Game re-release

REVIEW: Peter Green – The End Of The Game re-release

50 years ago Peter Green released his first solo album within little time of him leaving behind what was at the time a bestselling group Fleetwood Mac. Esoteric Recordings have remastered and expanded The End Of The Game essaying this…

REVIEW: Hanging Stars - A New Kind Of Sky

REVIEW: Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

With a mixture of folk, country and psychedelia Hanging Stars return with a formidable long player that shimmers and shines on Crimson Crow records. Consisting of songwriter, singer and guitarist Richard Olson, Sam Ferman on bass, Paulie Cobra on drums,…

Review: Blossoms Take Over Rough Trade East

Written by Thomas Muckian Following the release of their third studio album, Stockport’s very own Blossoms returned to Rough Trade East debuting a whole host of tunes from the LP. Stepping into the store, the atmosphere inside seemed fairly subdued;…

EP: Aisha Badru – ‘Transcendence’

Rating: New York’s own Aisha Badru releases her latest EP, ‘Transcendence’. A stripped back and elegant affair, the EP serves to shine a light on Badru’s frustrations with the modern world and tackles the issues surrounding the youth of today.  Perhaps the best encapsulation of…

REVIEW: David Gray – White Ladder 20th Anniversary

REVIEW: David Gray – White Ladder 20th Anniversary

Multi-platinum, multi Brit award and Grammy nominated David Gray celebrates the 20th anniversary of his trail blazing album White Ladder. A direct influence to the workings of Ed Sheeran’s making, the anniversary release celebrates this much loved album by expanding…

REVIEW: James Hunter – Nick Of Time album review

REVIEW: James Hunter – Nick Of Time album review

The authentic soul vocal of James Hunter makes his return onto the music scene with his latest long player Nick Of Time released via Daptone Records. Sounding like he’s rewound the clock to primetime 60’s with the funk brothers as…