Category: Album Reviews

SINGLE REVIEW: Kill Van Kulls ‘Wishing’

Semantically, this is everything I agree with. Culturally, music and fashion often overlap, meaning a lot of the time you’re being told what to listen to, what to wear and what to like. Upon discovering The Kill Van Kulls and…

ALBUM REVIEW: Band of Skulls ‘Himalayan’

Band of Skulls are back, with third album ‘Himalayan’. There’s a raft of live dates scheduled to accompany its release, and I for one can’t wait to see which of the new tunes will be getting the biggest sing-alongs. They…

TRACK REVIEW: The Moons ‘Heart and Soul’

‘Heart and Soul’ is the brand new single from mod-rockers ‘The Moons’. Released via Schnitzel Record on the 31st of March it gives us a taster of what might come when the new studio album is released in July. This…

ALBUM REVIEW: Foster The People ‘Supermodel’

Whoever coined the term ‘indie dance’ has much to answer for. Since its entry into the lexicon of musical subgenres in the mid-eighties – when it was used to describe alternative guitar bands with a penchant for synthesisers, samples and…

ALBUM REVIEW: Howler ‘World Of Joy’

A band’s second album is always seen as the hard one. They want to develop sound and style without distancing themselves too far from their debut. Minneapolis four-piece Howler released their debut album ‘America Give Up’ just over two years…

ALBUM REVIEW: Dexters ‘Shimmer Gold’

Released this week (17th March), Dexters have offered the world its debut album ‘Shimmer Gold’. Packed full of Kinks and Ray Davis inspired lyrics, the album combines bygone semantics with an optimistic indie sound to bridge the gap between ‘good-old’…

Tracks Of The Week 17.03.14

If it’s a bit of ebullient garage-rock you’re after, then Norwegian Grammy nominated, Death By Unga Bunga, are the guys for you. About to release their third album, DBUG’s new single – ‘Tambourine’  – is full of catchy, trippy melodies…

Tracks Of The Week: 10.03.14

For months, I’ve been anticipating a new record from my favourite surfer pop-rockers, Real Estate, and at last it has arrived: ‘Atlas’ was out last week, and lead single ‘Talking Backwards’ is a pretty promising slice of what we can…

ALBUM REVIEW: Pharrell Williams ‘G I R L’

Is it coincidence that the week Pharrell Williams released his first solo album in eight years, the sunshine returned to the shores of the UK? Of course it was, he’s not magic. What ability Pharrell lacks in weather manipulation however…