Category: Album Reviews

EP: Equador ‘Tribal War’

Rating: Power-pop duo Equador (Bo Bruce and Henry Binns) follow up their debut album Bones of Man with their newest EP Tribal War. Combining alternative-pop tones with dark and ambient synth, it creates a unique blend of styles throughout the…

ALBUM: Tom Odell – ‘Jubilee Road’

Since the release of debut LP Songs from Another Love,  Tom Odell has amassed a massive 1.8 album sales with his spirited brand of songwriting that is nothing short of enthrallingly compelling. With his latest release, Jubilee Road, Odell demonstrates an ongoing…

ALBUM: The Ting Tings – ‘The Black Light’

Katie White and Jules De Martino, aka The Ting Tings, return under a new guise in their fourth studio album, The Black Light. Following up 2014’s disco-inspired Super Critical, the Salford duo have opted for a serious tone in this…

ALBUM: J.R. Harbidge – ‘The First Ray Of Light’

Rating: Releasing an acoustic album in 2018 is something of a brave choice.  Despite being involved in a field dominated almost exclusively with dance tracks and pop-rock groups, J.R Harbidge, and his debut record First Ray of Light, sets out to prove this…

ALBUM: Christine and the Queens – Chris

Héloïse Letissier takes on another persona for Christine and the Queens’ second album, Chris. Addressing gender and identity with a resurged 80’s groove, this album is a clear sign of the times. From the go, ‘Comme Si’ addresses the current…

ALBUM: Suede – ‘The Blue Hour’

Rating: Suede delivers the third instalment in their string of comeback records The Blue Hour, transporting the listener into a place Brett Anderson has called “suedeworld” – a place in which lyricism is key.  Suede has never been afraid to manipulate conventional genres…

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EP: False Heads – ‘Less Is Better’

Rating: False Heads are making noise.  Their EP Less Is Better is a gritting force of raw energy, frenzied guitar, tumultuous drums and bass lines that are borderline seductive. The band have received continual support from legend Iggy Pop (who…

EP: APHEX TWIN – COLLAPSE

Richard D James’ new EP, Collapse, is his first outing since the Cheetah EP of 2016, and, in many ways, a progression from it.