Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Desperate Journalist – ‘Grow Up’

The sophomore effort from London’s Desperate Journalist is that rarest of things: an album whose theme flows consistently throughout. Whether it is Grow Up‘s cover and its stark depiction of lead singer Jo Bevan as a teenager, boldly facing down her…

ALBUM: Ice Cold Slush – ‘Messy Endings’

Recorded live at The Moth Club in Hackney, Ice Cold Slush‘s Messy Endings is an infectious dose of indie rock that will leave you thirsty for more of their scuzzy, fuzzy sounds. The album was released on cassette via Burger Records last…

LIVE: Bloody Knees – Sebright Arms, London 17.03.16

Ears were left ringing and limbs were swinging to the sound of Bloody Knees at London’s Sebright Arms last night. The Cambridge grunge rockers played a knockout set to a full house at the newly refurbished venue, along with Abattoir Blues, Birdskulls, and…

ALBUM: Tokyo Taboo – ‘6th Street Psychosis’

I think we can pretty much unanimously agree that the last year and a bit has been shit. Really, truly, rubbish. A number of the world’s favourite people have passed away, while one of the least favourite is now POTUS. Luckily…

EP: Ladies’ Darts Night ‘Tragedies, Comedies & Histories’

Rating: Ahead of their Manchester EP launch on 31st March, Gigslutz’ Jason Holmes reviews the second offering from North Manchester five piece Ladies’ Darts Night. With the opener, ‘Shopkeeper’, something gothic and uniquely of North Manchester invades this record, the…

ALBUM: Stone Foundation – ‘Street Rituals’

Before I was given this album I’d never heard of Stone Foundation, but now I’m absolutely hooked. Formed way back in 2004 by two great musicians from the Midlands, both called Neil, Stone Foundation have proved themselves to be an…

EP: H1987 – ‘LUEUR’

Elusive electronic artist H1987 is back with an incredible follow-up to previous release Dreamlike, and it’s another intense collection of intriguing, trance-inducing songs from this prolific French producer. LUEUR hosts seven new tracks, and – as with Dreamlike – its song titles have been substituted for roman numerals, allowing listeners…

EP: The Baby Seals – ‘The Baby Seals’

Cambridge trio The Baby Seals are set to release their debut self-titled EP on the 7th April via Trapped Animal, and it’s a witty collection of energetic feminist anthems that will provide a soundtrack for all of your future activism. Opening…

Album: Mark W. Georgsson – ‘Faces and Places’

Rating: Recorded between Edinburgh and Reykjavik (yes, you did read that correctly) and produced by Rod Jones (Idlewild) and Arnar Guðjónsson from the cult Icelandic band Leaves, Faces and Places is the debut solo album by Scottish artist Mark W….