Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Blanck Mass – ‘Animated Violence Mild’

A seamlessly orchestrated dose of electronic aural energy designed to tear down grief, consumerism and denial: Sacred Bones signee Blanck Mass is set to share his fourth album Animated Violence Mild on 16th August. The solo project of Scotland-based musician Benjamin John Power (Fuck Buttons),…

EP REVIEW: Junaco ‘Awry’

Melodic garage folk duo Junaco unveil their truthfully tender EP Awry. The five track release captures a raw honeyed tone oozing with delicate guitar riffs and featherlike vocals. Attracting listeners with their reflective sound, Awry is Junaco’s profound contemplations in…

ALBUM: River Nelson – ‘Power, Resilience and Joy’

Rating: American Hip-Hop artist River Nelson releases his fourth record ‘Power, Resilience and Joy’. A refreshing combination of old-school hip-hop beats with a  modern intensity and sensibility, it wonderfully crafts its deep-seeded narrative structure. From the name alone, it is…

ALBUM: Gomez – ‘Liquid Skin – 20th Anniversary’

Rating: Indie-Rock outfit Gomez celebrate the 20th anniversary of platinum selling album Liquid Skin. Releasing a remastered edition of the record, it sounds as individual and against the grain today as when it was released 20 years ago. As the…

EP: Polar Youth – Lost and Found

Rating: Electro-pop artist Polar Youth releases her latest EP Lost + Found. A collection of 6 tracks sometimes dwindling but often wonderful in their nature, it shines a new light upon conventional, wide-spread pop-tones. Leading the EP is track Space…

Album Review: Dinosaur Pile-Up – Celebrity Mansions

Since the release of their debut album in 2010, Dinosaur Pile-Up has gone from strength to strength and are about to release their newest record ‘Celebrity Mansions’ on 7th June, via the legendary Parlophone Records. The three tracks already available…

ALBUM: PAT DAM SMYTH ‘The Last King’

If music hadn’t found him and permitted him self-expression, Pat Dam Smyth would have excelled as a performance poet, the curious fervency of his voice long nourished by the proselytising city in which he made his musical bones. The Northern…

Suspects release debut EP ‘Recovery’ on Cool Thing Records

An exploration of personal fragility documented through visceral guitar riffs and powerful percussion; Suspects‘ debut EP Recovery is an aural uppercut that demands your listening attention. Released via Cool Thing Records today (May 31st), the Southend duo formed of Thomas Prescott…