Category: Album Reviews

Tracks Of The Week 28.02.14

Watford-based trio, Spitfires, blast out Mod-infused, vigorous Punk-Rock with a contemporary edge. Having already received much acclaim for their previous two singles, and completed a headline tour that met with great success, it seems that it’s not just music that…

ALBUM REVIEW: Metronomy ‘Love Letters’

“What’s your zodiac sign?” “I’m Aquarius” were the 2 tweets that ended the long silence from Metronomy in autumn last year. Their fourth album ‘Love Letters’ hasn’t gone far from their previous material but they’ve evolved and delved deeper into creating…

EP REVIEW: Major Lazer ‘Apocalypse Soon’

There’s always been something delightfully over the top about Major Lazer. From the album art depicting a giant cartoon Jamaican commando with a machine gun arm to the colorful Dancehall concoctions served up by producer Diplo. Major Lazer’s debut release,…

ALBUM REVIEW: Dawn Landes ‘Bluebird’

My recent work for Gigslutz has introduced me to a lot of music that I never thought I’d like. Landes is an artist who I believed I hadn’t heard of before, but who apparently has been in my subconscious for…

EP REVIEW: Embrace ‘Refugees’

It’s been a while since we heard from Embrace; eight years to be precise.  Things started stirring with a secret show last year, followed by Facebook announcements that work had begun on the band’s sixth studio album. This self-titled long-player…

ALBUM: Beck – ‘Morning Phase’

Musical chameleon Beck Hansen has returned with a new album, a companion piece to a much cherished earlier work; however, those of you longing for a return to the lo-fi growl of Mellow Gold (Slacker Beck) or an heir to the experimental…

ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry ‘Blank Project’

Neneh Cherry has come a long way since her debut ‘Raw Like Sushi’, released 25 years ago this coming May. Far from her post punk roots that she seeded in The Slits, it fused together R&B, funk, and dance while…

Tracks Of The Week 17.02.14

Hailing from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Nic Armstrong now resides in Austin, TX, composing his eclectic range of alternative rock and roll. Currently finalising the arrangements of five years’ worth of compositions, a taster of the first bit of new material for quite…

Album Review: Simone Felice ‘Strangers’

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of Simone Felice. Initially curious of the folky, country genre as a whole, I listened to his album ‘Strangers’ and was pleasantly surprised. This is in no way my usual style or taste…