Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Kelis ‘Food’

Kelis’ sixth studio album ‘Food’ packs some soulful punch but misses out on the wow factor Kelis had always been at the forefront of the R&B crowd, she’d solidified herself as the go to for rhythmic soul, R&B and powerful…

Album Review: Kristyna Myles – Pinch Me Quick

On hearing Kristyna Myles ‘ album contained a cover version of The Style Council’s ‘The Paris Match’, I was instantly intrigued as I am a big fan of Paul Weller’s post Jam group. Indeed, with this version being endorsed by…

JAWS LIVE @ The Institute, Birmingham 19.04.14

Birmingham band JAWS have progressed immensely since supporting bands including Peace and Swim Deep. On Saturday night they returned home, and it seemed that they bought their entire following to their sold out show at The Institute. The antics began…

ALBUM REVIEW: Embrace ‘Embrace’

Yorkshire 5 piece Embrace have returned with their first album since 2004. And the self-titled comeback is precisely what we were expecting ever since the release of their EP ‘Refugees’ back in February. ‘Embrace’ kicks off with opening track ‘Protection’,…

Bellowhead LIVE @ Royal Albert Hall, London 20.04.14

To celebrate their tenth birthday, Bellowhead – Radio 2 and Chris Evans’ favourite folk band – have hired a pretty monumental venue. Despite the fact that their music is arguably more suited to a local act in the corner of…

Slydigs LIVE @ Pretty Green, London 19.04.14

Since its humble beginnings in the US eight years ago, Record Store Day has become a music fan’s public holiday. While Lauren Laverne has christened Glastonbury “The Christmas of music”, RSD – particularly when considering the timing this year –…

ALBUM REVIEW: Chet Faker ‘Built On Glass’

Chet Faker wasn’t a name that immediately rang any bells for me. However, upon listening to his latest album Built on Glass, it is obvious why he has become so popular, so quickly and I now can’t get enough of…