Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Skaters ‘Manhattan’

Every ten years or so a band or artist comes out of New York to remind the world that the city is unequivocally the centre of the universe.  Bob Dylan sang out of the Greenwich Village café in the 60s,…

Album Review: Ed Harcourt ‘Time Of Dust’

Thirteen years have passed since Ed Harcourt’s first release ‘Maplewood’. ‘Time of Dust’, the new album of the English songwriter, released this month couldn’t be much different. The six-tracks mini-album is a “collection of evil songs”: deep and dusky sounds, cycling synth…

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Submarine ‘New Shores’

Black Submarine are a band comprised of old heads with new sensibilities.  Band members have previously been part of The Verve (Nick McCabe on guitar and Simon Jones on bass) and Portishead (Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace on drums), along with their…

Album Review: You Me At Six ‘Cavalier Youth’

“Thanks for being a part of this, get home safe, We’ll see you with a new record in 2014” A promise from Josh Franceschi at their last UK tour date, in late 2012. Since Josh uttered those words You Me…

ALBUM REVIEW: Mogwai ‘Rave Tapes’

Since their 1997 debut ‘Young Team’, Mogwai have always been a band who strive to push the limits of what rock music can be. Their dynamic sound effortlessly transforms tranquil atmospheres into mind melting noise and fierce guitar riffs. 2008’s…

Tracks Of The Week: 20.01.14

With a rather deceptive name, Girl Band, are four guys from Dublin who deliver a delightfully chaotic cacophony of sound. Latest single, ‘Lawman’, provides us with a rare fusion of post-punk meets death-disco; an excitable, high-hat heavy blast of youthful…

ALBUM REVIEW: Temples ‘Sun Structures’

Psychedlia takes a huge leap… well, not forward. That wouldn’t be very psychedelic. But a leap upwards, around and in between a rainbow-coloured solar flare with ‘Sun Structures’; the debut home-made album from Temples. Recorded in the box room of…