Category: Album Reviews

EP: David Keenan – ‘Strip Me Bare’

Last year, at Manchester’s Neighbourhood festival, a hive for emerging artists, I was pulled to a cramped, vibrant pub to see David Keenan. I’d heard the name whispered in the crevices of my group previously, but I was entering the…

ALBUM: The Otherness – ‘The Otherness’

Having already started to make a name for themselves in the UK, Argentina’s The Otherness are prepping for a UK tour that aims to promote the proliferation of grassroots venues. This desire to do everything in their power to support grassroots venues…

EP: Plastic People – ‘Gripping Reality’

Having started to make a name for themselves last year on the gig/festival circuit, earlier this month Plastic People have shared Gripping Reality – a dose of swaggering noise that floats somewhere between Queens of the Stone Age and The…

ALBUM: Cabbage – Nihilistic Glamour Shots

A piercingly cynical soundtrack of austerity riddled Britain, Cabbage’s debut studio album has been worth the wait. Parts of Nihilistic Glamour Shots clearly have a future place in the live set lists waiting for them. Album opener Preach To The…

LIVE: The Soft Moon – The Dome, London 16.02.18

Opening his set with the title track from his recent album Criminal, The Soft Moon – aka Luis Vasquez – gave a seamless, captivating performance at Tufnell Park Dome on Friday night.  Entering the stage in a haze of smoke…

ALBUM: The Soft Moon – ‘Criminal’

Memories of childhood trauma, misplaced guilt and self-hatred have aligned to provide The Soft Moon – aka Luis Vasquez – with an intense opportunity to “cross the line” and produce another incredible record. The Berlin-via-Oakland artist released his fourth album Criminal last week through…

LISTEN: Sweat Threats – ‘Pop My Cherry’

If you’re looking for a (much needed) antidote to “dumb college male bravado” – look no further than Sweat Threats‘ second single, ‘Pop My Cherry’. It’s a riotous few minutes of abrasive, entertaining “post-punk party music” that mocks the hyper-masculine…