Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: HAGUE & WHITE ‘THE ELEVENTH HOUR’

This debut album, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, is presciently named as 29 March approaches. Sooner rather than later, things are going to change in the UK and in what manner we can’t discern, but here comes a trio of musicians ready…

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…