Reviews

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…

JAWS, LIVE @ The Garage, Highbury 20.03.14

Ever been to a party at your local community centre? To see your mates band at the pub? You walk in and everyone is awkwardly standing at the edges of the room, drinks in hand. You can almost taste the…

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…

TRACK REVIEW: Amber Run ‘Spark’

I don’t know about you, but Amber Run sure as hell have sparked a flame inside of my heart. Their new single is effortless and smooth, gliding over you like the warm golden sun we’re experiencing in this miraculous turn…

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…

Metronomy LIVE @ Nottingham Rock City. 20/03/14.

“Thank you for coming to our first gig as a top ten band,” Metronomy’s founder and frontman Joseph Mount tells a surprisingly lively Monday night crowd, continuing with how saying that felt (with a bang on the drum for each…

The Feeling LIVE @ The Leadmill, Sheffield

Wednesday night gig slots are always difficult. Mid-week blues mean it can be tough getting off the sofa and braving the cold wind outside… but it’s important to remember that artists are always glad to see you. I guess you…

Pete MacLeod LIVE @ King Tut’s, Glasgow 15.3.14

Tuts is famous for being the place Alan McGee discovered Oasis. It is another McGee signing in the form of the exceptionally talented Scottish singer/songwriter Pete MacLeod the audience are here to see tonight. Since the release of his fantastic…