Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: The Ting Tings – ‘The Black Light’

Katie White and Jules De Martino, aka The Ting Tings, return under a new guise in their fourth studio album, The Black Light. Following up 2014’s disco-inspired Super Critical, the Salford duo have opted for a serious tone in this…

ALBUM: J.R. Harbidge – ‘The First Ray Of Light’

Rating: Releasing an acoustic album in 2018 is something of a brave choice.  Despite being involved in a field dominated almost exclusively with dance tracks and pop-rock groups, J.R Harbidge, and his debut record First Ray of Light, sets out to prove this…

ALBUM: Christine and the Queens – Chris

Héloïse Letissier takes on another persona for Christine and the Queens’ second album, Chris. Addressing gender and identity with a resurged 80’s groove, this album is a clear sign of the times. From the go, ‘Comme Si’ addresses the current…

ALBUM: Suede – ‘The Blue Hour’

Rating: Suede delivers the third instalment in their string of comeback records The Blue Hour, transporting the listener into a place Brett Anderson has called “suedeworld” – a place in which lyricism is key.  Suede has never been afraid to manipulate conventional genres…

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EP: False Heads – ‘Less Is Better’

Rating: False Heads are making noise.  Their EP Less Is Better is a gritting force of raw energy, frenzied guitar, tumultuous drums and bass lines that are borderline seductive. The band have received continual support from legend Iggy Pop (who…

EP: APHEX TWIN – COLLAPSE

Richard D James’ new EP, Collapse, is his first outing since the Cheetah EP of 2016, and, in many ways, a progression from it.

EP: The Americas – ‘Guitar Music Is Dead’

A long awaited day is finally upon us as The Americas release their debut EP Guitar Music Is Dead. Over the summer, the Worcester based three-piece have released three tracks off of their EP. ‘Come On Out’, ‘American Morning’ and…

ALBUM: The Kooks ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’

It has been 4 years since The Kooks released their last album ‘Listen’, which did not quite connect with fans in the same way as their preceding releases. Although thanks to streaming services such as Spotify, the band are inspiring…

ALBUM: Blood Orange – ‘Negro Swan’

Rating: British artist, Dev Hynes releases his fourth studio album as Blood Orange with Negro Swan. Hynes describes the record as “an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of colour”. Dev…