Category: Album Reviews

EP: Fizzy Blood – ‘Pink Magic’

Rating: Following a summer of festivals, Leeds quintet, Fizzy Blood, will release their third EP, Pink Magic on 14 September. Announced early August, Fizzy Blood celebrated the news of Pink Magic with the unveiling of ‘Strangers’, a dark, sultry vibe to their…

ALBUM REVIEW: Miles Kane ‘Coup De Grace’

It’s been a long 5 years, and two weeks in the making… reawakening guitar music, Miles Kane is back and more wired than ever before. His Album “Coup De Grace” brings back the familiar yet matured riffs, injected by intergalactic…

ALBUM: The Proclaimers ‘Angry Cyclist’

Rating: After much deliberation – and while eschewing the stylings and mindless attitudinising of the pop mainstream – the identical twin brothers from Auchtermuchty, The Proclaimers, have returned with fife and drum to further their own brand of Scottish folk-rock….

EP: Bad Sidekick – ‘Bad Sidekick’

Not since the post-Britpop heyday of British guitar music has the door been so widely open for new guitar bands to break through. With their eponymous debut EP, up and coming garage-rock Bad Sidekick have shown that they firmly have one foot in that door….

ALBUM: Shadowparty ‘Shadowparty’

Scratch the surface of the music demimonde today and you’ll find yourself entering a place to which you are very well accustomed. Despite the fresh gloss of the modern industry, there is still the stuff of old to get your…

ALBUM: Father John Misty – ‘God’s Favorite Customer’

Showcasing an uncharacteristic vulnerability, Father John Misty unveils a painful and critical masterpiece that critiques love, heartbreak and himself. Misty has evolved upon every release. 2012’s Fear Fun escaped the lonesome and sombre shackles of previous efforts for an album exuding…

EP: URF – ‘For The Ride’

Following the release of their debut single ‘Athena’ last year, URF last week shared For The Ride, an EP that faultlessly encapsulates what URF have to offer. Having met amidst the bustling Manchester music scene, inspired by a sea of creativity, but also…

ALBUM: Ice Baths – ‘Ice Baths’

From the off, Ice Baths eponymous debut album is uncouth. Album opener ‘Freighter’ is a cacophony of noise, interlaced with brooding vocals setting the dark precedent for the rest of the record; the following track, ‘Island of Dogs’ is just…

FOR THE RECORD: Nirvana – ‘In Utero’

Officially released September 21st, 1993, In Utero had already developed a legacy that was established months prior to release. As anticipation for the follow-up to the most revolutionary album of the 90’s reached fever pitch, Nirvana’s third studio record was…

ALBUM: Holy Wave – ‘Adult Fear’

The Texas-based band Holy Wave have yet again firmly landed another brand new shadowy psych album, titled Adult Fear. Released via The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the band took the opportunity to mold the album into something which wholeheartedly showcases their…