Category: Album Reviews

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…

ALBUM REVIEW: The Rifles ‘None The Wiser’

Oasis’ memorable lyric “you gotta make it happen” was certainly noted by four  lads from Chingford known The Rifles. The Rifles draw influence from, in their own words “Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, some Clash, The Jam as well as music…

Tracks Of The Week 13.01.13

Delivering a refreshing take on traditional blues with evident passion and skill, trio Howlin’ Circus are a pretty exciting addition to the thriving North London music scene. Having bonded over a love of all things rock n roll, the band…

ALBUM REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen ‘High Hopes’

“Don’t you know these days you pay for everything?” is the build up to the chorus of ‘High Hopes’, the title track of Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, which is rather ironic considering that it can be streamed for free…

Gumshen ‘Progtronica’ – ALBUM REVIEW

Extremely rarely do contradicting ideas end up complimenting each other. Artists have visions of moulding, twisting and spewing out sounds; explicitly showing their artistic nature. However, artists are perfectionist and evolving a sound takes precision and is honestly extremely difficult….

Album Review: Warpaint ‘WARPAINT’

If Warpaint’s first album, ‘The Fool’, felt like the band were swimming in a dazzlingly mystical lagoon then their self-titled follow-up feels like they’ve found their feet and are marauding through an enchanted forest. Their blend of shape-shifting guitars, flowing…

Tracks Of The Week 03.01.13

Cousins, Reece Donahue and Christopher Prudhomme (aka Painted Palms) have always been set on creating music together, regardless of how far away they have been from one another. Their debut album – ‘Forever’ – although recorded whilst Donahue and Prudhomme…