Album Reviews

REVIEW: Matt Berry – Gather Up box set

REVIEW: Matt Berry – Gather Up box set

Celebrating a 10 year stint at the groovy Acid Jazz label is no mean feat for the multi-talented Matt Berry. Time has flown by with moments of pop brilliance as well as a few surprises in tow which are now…

ALBUM REVIEW: Mr Mikey, ‘Simply The Best’

Mr Mikey releases his new album ‘Simply The Best’, emerging from previous incarnation as Mr Solo and emerging from Mikey Georgeson’s art-pop impresario presence as David Devant and His Spirit Wife – you can hear the art-rock swagger as he…

Track by Track: Sugarcane, ‘Cat’s Eyes’

Sugarcane have just released their debut album ‘Cat’s Eyes‘ and to celebrate they share with us an in-depth reflection on the tracks inspirations, collaborations and stories behind the lyrics. In the album British indie songwriting is infused with Brazilian, Samba…

REVIEW: Larry Pink the Human – M1XTAPE

Rating: Larry Pink the Human unleash their debut EP, ‘M1XTAPE’. A collaborative project between Slaves guitarist Laurie Vincent and producer Jolyon Thomas, the EP is a colourful splash of electro-pop putting soul and emotion centre stage. Kicking off the EP…

REVIEW: Steve Murphy – Forest Fires EP

Steve Murphy releases his debut EP, ‘Forest Fires’. 4 tracks of emotive, introspective music that serve as a wonderful accoutrement to these confusing, isolated times. Opening up the EP is a cover (one of three) of The Menzingers, ‘Lookers’. Dripping…

ALBUM REVIEW: Sir-Vere – Singulus (Big fat Mama Beats)

There’s something wonderfully free about the Sir-Vere first came to this writer’s attention a few years back with singles like ‘Holy Fool’ and ‘Night Time’. There’s something wonderfully free about the music the Milton Keynes trio – recently expanded to…

REVIEW: Billy Fury - Three Saturdays with Billy

REVIEW: Billy Fury – Three Saturdays with Billy

Nigel Lees is the mastermind behind one of the most exciting and inventive reissue record labels around in the current music market. Having released sumptuous releases by The Artwoods, The Action plus fascinating compilation releases entitled 17 From Morden and…

REVIEW: Teenage Fanclub – Endless Arcade

Teenage Fanclub return with their much anticipated 12th studio album, ‘Endless Arcade’, their first without long time bassist Gerard Love. ‘Endless Arcade’ showcases a more mellow and mature side to the Fanclub, whilst still packing in plenty of unstoppable earworms…

REVIEW: Paul Weller - Fat Pop (Volume 1)

REVIEW: Paul Weller – Fat Pop (Volume 1)

With the eagerly anticipated release of his 16th solo album entitled Fat Pop (Volume 1), released via Polydor records on May 14th, it’s about time Paul Weller released a stinker, an album that could devise opinion in his audience such…