Category: Album Reviews

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 04.10.13

With stupendous, pounding drums, heavy riffs and intensely raw vocals, Royal Blood’s second single ‘Out Of The Black’ is a colossal rock and roll anthem that excites and invigorates. With just Benjii Talent and Mike Kerr making up the band,…

HAIM ‘Days Are Gone’ – Album Review

As we all most likely know by now, Haim are a gorgeous California all-girl rock/pop three-piece, made up of sisters Danielle, Alana and Este Haim.  Following a successful Summer festy schedule, including a Pyramid Stage slot at Glasto, they have…

Santiago Street Machine ‘Spark’ – ALBUM REVIEW

Formed in Manchester, Santiago Street Machine (SSM) are a three piece outfit that combine bass, drum, synth and vocal to create something altogether good. SSM stated their intent from the starting gun with their first single, Noisemaker, released in 2011….

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week 27.09.13

French Indie-Pop collective, Nouvelle Vague’s vocalist, Melanie Pain, is now going it alone with the release of her album ‘Bye Bye Manchester’ – the first single to come from this solo project being the eerily atmospheric ‘Black Widow’. The single…

Kings Of Leon – ‘Mechanical Bull’ ALBUM REVIEW

After a temporary rift (3 years is short compared to a Gallagher bust-up) the familial Followill clan are back with their sixth album “Mechanical Bull”. It’s a return to Kings of Leon form with lashings of Country Rock, gutsy ballads,…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week, 20.09.13

Having recorded an album, toured extensively, and occasionally featured as Tim Burgess’ backing band, Hatcham Social would appear to have had quite an exciting couple of years. Having supported the likes of The Maccabees, The Horrors and The Charlatans, this…

Album Review: Black Onassis – ‘Desensitized’

Chris Karloff’s new project, Black Onassis, sees the former Kasabian member join forces with NYC musician, Nick Forde, as well as a host of guest vocalists, including Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit, Ben Gautrey of Cooper Temple Clause and…

Gigslutz Tracks Of The Week, 13.09.13

Nearing sixty, one might expect Elvis Costello to be slipping into a trend of evoking age-old nostalgia in his music, but instead he seems intent on doing just the opposite, in recent years having collaborated with the likes of Burt…

Janelle Monae ‘The Electric Lady’ ALBUM REVIEW

The classification of ‘R&B’ really has been thrown back and forth over the past few years. In the late 90s/early 2000s, a period some regard still as one of the defining and golden ages of the genre, it seemed US…

Lisse ‘Back to Forever’ ALBUM REVIEW

Lissie hit the ground running back in 2010 with her debut album Catching A Tiger released on the mighty Columbia Records. It reached gold status selling in excess of 250,00 copies in a short period of time. “In Sleep” was…