Category: Album Reviews

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…

EP: Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’

Rating: American Guitar rock group Interpol return with their latest EP A Fine Mess. A collection of 5 tracks which highlight the trademark snarl of the bands guitar tones. Interpol have been a present within the Alternative Rock scene since…

ALBUM: THE WATERBOYS ‘WHERE THE ACTION IS’

With a wealth of music made and stacked high behind him, upon which he can hang the sign ‘Legacy’, Mike Scott has returned with a record made accessible for anyone not familiar with his previous work. With an ever revolving…

ALBUM: Peter Doherty and the Puta Madres

Rating: Peter Doherty releases his new album with latest outfit the Puta Madres. Taking a softer sound approach than with his previous bands, Doherty still maintains his distinctly ramshackle styling whilst demonstrating a clear blending on genre. Peter Doherty has…

ALBUM: Catfish and The Bottlemen, ‘The Balance’

Catfish and The Bottlemen are back with their third album, ‘The Balance.’ The album follows the same format as their two previous records, same style album cover, 11 songs, around 40 minutes running time and not unexpectedly, the same style…

ALBUM: ‘LÉON’ by LÉON

The official video for ‘You And I’ begins and ends with pyjamas. They fill the screen. The promo, shot and cut with the elan of the young Scorsese/Schoonmaker partnership, arrests the eye. The rooms through which she walks are beautifully…

EP: Bob Vylan – ‘Dread’

Sinners rejoice! London rap/punk duo Bob Vylan (pronounced Villain) have returned with their second EP Dread; and its as volatile, blasphemous and direct as their first offering. After a packed 2018 performing at Afropunk, Decolonsie fest and Berghain in Berlin, the pair…

ALBUM: Anteros – ‘When We Land’

It has been a long journey for Anteros. When We Land delivers magnificently on the new material front, whilst giving a revamped splash of colour to familiar tracks. The bass-line on ‘Ring Ring’ now has a wonderful wah-wah moan and…