Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Oumou Sangaré – ‘Mogoya’

Mogoya (meaning “people today”) stands out for consummate and heartfelt musicianship that makes gentle mockery of the marketed western fare that has of late begun to bore us all. Oumou Sangaré – who has collaborated with artists such as Alicia…

ALBUM: Fuzzystar – ‘Telegraphing’

Edinburgh based artist Andy Thompson, AKA Fuzzystar, has just released his brand new album, Telegraphing. To sum it up in four words, it’s a lyrical masterpiece. If you’re a sucker for hearing that Scottish accent that made us fall in love with the…

EP: Proletariat – ‘Always The Same’

Proletariat are one of the many great bands that are flying the flag for a post-punk revival in the underground indie band scene and they’re doing a fine job. Tearing up stages at festivals and hitting many of This Feeling’s…

ALBUM: Ho99o9 – ‘United States of Horror’

New Jersey hip hop/punk mutants Ho99o9 are set to release their debut album United States of Horror on 5th May via Toys Have Powers; and it’s a vicious, politically charged uppercut to anyone who denies their militant rage or self-autonomy. Together, theOGM (Jean) &…

Album: The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’

Some records act as time-signifiers, articulating the socio-politico-emoticomplex so deftly that they will be seen as para-psychic texts for millennia to come. The Black Angels‘ Death Song is one such objet d’art. With sonic sculpting from Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The…

EP: The Nyx – ‘The Nyx’

Originally forming in High Wycombe, The Nyx are a band who have without a doubt hit the ground running since their emergence. Fuelled with stellar riffs anda  fiery attitude, the band have been establishing themselves rapidly, gaining attention from the likes of…

EP: Long Teeth – ‘Canned Laughter’

East London trio Long Teeth released their debut EP Canned Laughter via Drastic Decline Records on 20th of April, and If you’re a fan of acidic and witty “junk-food pop songs”, then this is a record you need to sink your gnashers in…

Album: Ida Wenøe – ‘Time Of Ghosts’

The striking, bleakness that opens Ida Wenøe’s ‘Lyla’, the lead single from her new album Time of Ghosts, is breath-taking – a whip of cold wind that sucks the air from your lungs. It is no surprise to learn that…