Category: Album Reviews

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…

ALBUM: SLEEPER ‘The Modern Age’

Making a comeback is a tricky thing to pull off. Things have changed since you’ve been away. The industry has for one thing, your face and voice for another. Then there are your energy levels. Your memory is also affected….

REVIEW: Tom Walker – ‘What a Time to Be Alive’

It is certainly a good time to be alive for singer-songwriter Tom Walker. With last summer seeing his tracks become the soundtrack to ITV2’s stalwart Love Island, and fresh off winning Best British Breakthrough at this year’s BRIT Awards, his…

ALBUM: MONKS ROAD SOCIAL ‘Down The Willows’

‘If you have to kick against the pricks, must you mention them by name?’ asked John Osborne once upon a time. The answer, in this case, is No. There is not enough time to kick out against a confederacy of…

EP: Johanna Glaza – ‘Albion’

Lithuanian born singer-songwriter Johanna Glaza follows the release of her debut album with her newest EP Albion. A cold and frightening exploration into the psyche of the writer. Opening with titular ‘Albion’, it is an eight-minute epic driven by the…

ALBUM: Cellar Doors ‘Cellar Doors’

If we’re to accept that we live in transitional times and that political shifts have, for a long while, starved the arts of much-needed funding, then this eponymously-named debut musical statement from Cellar Doors arrives just in time. Having performed…