Category: Album Reviews

EP: URF – ‘For The Ride’

Following the release of their debut single ‘Athena’ last year, URF last week shared For The Ride, an EP that faultlessly encapsulates what URF have to offer. Having met amidst the bustling Manchester music scene, inspired by a sea of creativity, but also…

ALBUM: Ice Baths – ‘Ice Baths’

From the off, Ice Baths eponymous debut album is uncouth. Album opener ‘Freighter’ is a cacophony of noise, interlaced with brooding vocals setting the dark precedent for the rest of the record; the following track, ‘Island of Dogs’ is just…

FOR THE RECORD: Nirvana – ‘In Utero’

Officially released September 21st, 1993, In Utero had already developed a legacy that was established months prior to release. As anticipation for the follow-up to the most revolutionary album of the 90’s reached fever pitch, Nirvana’s third studio record was…

ALBUM: Holy Wave – ‘Adult Fear’

The Texas-based band Holy Wave have yet again firmly landed another brand new shadowy psych album, titled Adult Fear. Released via The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the band took the opportunity to mold the album into something which wholeheartedly showcases their…

ALBUM: Teen Creeps – ‘Birthmarks’

Teen Creeps are comprised of Hypochristmutreefuzz drummer Ramses Van den Eede, singer-bass player Bert Vliegen (Sophia and Horses) and guitarist Joram De Bock (ex-Deadender). This Ghent supergroup typify the ‘Daydream Generation’, the demographic that has been reared on a hyper-awareness…

EP: Timothy Dark – ‘Dark Day Afternoon’

Fresh from releasing 2017’s politico-manifesto The Last Days of Dark the mercurial Timothy Dark now releases his four-track EP Dark Day Afternoon. It’s the 1980s. As Morris Day dreams of The Time, Lovebug Starski espies the Young MC in the house…

ALBUM: Henry Green – ‘Shift’

Henry Green‘s singles in the lead up to Shift‘s release have been the aural equivalent of clean, measured, soothing breaths of pure oxygen. Now, with the release of his debut via Akira Records, his intuition and skill as an emerging…

EP:Scab Hand – Sparse Anatomy

The new Sparse Anatomy EP from Brighton natives, Scab Hand, is produced by axe-auteur Marc R. Norris (Eighties Matchbox, B-Line Disaster) and boy, does it show! Sparse Anatomy is Scab Hands latest effort.  Following the success of 2017’s ‘Howl/Irregular Bed’ single, as well as…

EP: David Keenan – ‘Strip Me Bare’

Last year, at Manchester’s Neighbourhood festival, a hive for emerging artists, I was pulled to a cramped, vibrant pub to see David Keenan. I’d heard the name whispered in the crevices of my group previously, but I was entering the…