Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: The OBGMs – ‘The OBGMs’

Canadian punks The OBGMs (The Oohh Baby Gimme Mores) are set to drop their self-titled debut on September 8th via Black Box; and it’s an explosive collection of sharply produced, hybrid punk & garage tunes that will have you up on…

EP: Ezekiel Doo – ‘The Bastard Angel Tapes’

Lo-fi Brighton band Ezekiel Doo seem to have a talent for writing songs that a) have great titles, and b) sweep us away on a little black cloud of grungy lullabies. Their latest EP ‘The Bastard Angel Tapes’ is another example of said…

ALBUM: Starsailor ‘All This Life’

Rating: A re-energised Starsailor serve up melancholic melody in their first studio album in eight years. From first track to last, this album fluctuates between classic Starsailor tones and a more melodic, almost approaching frivolous blend of keys and guitar…

ALBUM: Nadine Shah – ‘Holiday Destination’

The expression “the personal is the political” has never seemed more apt than on Holiday Destination, the third album from Nadine Shah. Where Shah’s previous albums, Love Your Dum and Mad and Fast Food dealt with broken-down relationships, suicide and…

ALBUM: Girl Ray – ‘Earl Grey’

British indiepop has gone through so many phases of popularity that it can be hard to tell when it’s in or out of vogue. Which only makes it more surprising that Girl Ray – a trio of 19 year-olds from…

ALBUM: Baby In Vain – ‘More Nothing’

There’s a reason we picked Copenhagen rockers Baby In Vain as ‘Ones To Watch’ at the beginning of the year, and their debut album More Nothing is further proof that the talents of this trio are limitless. Released today via Partisan Records,…

ALBUM: The Duke Spirit – ‘Sky Is Mine’

Following on from their success last year with critically album KIN, The Duke Spirit bring us a new unearthly, raw album that delves into the subconscious with a mixture of psychedelic symphonies entwined with polished melodies. Speaking of Sky Is…

ALBUM: L.A. Witch – ‘L.A. Witch’

The Los Angelina’s gaze is what catches the attention when passing by the poster. It’s the sultry, somewhat narcotised glint in Sade Sanchez’s eye that turns the head and makes you listen to this record – LA Witch eponymously titled debut;…

EP: Campfire Social – ‘Wellbeing’

Similar to our Great British summer, Campfire Social have arrived with an alt-pop offering that can turn dramatically from blue skies, to storm-on-the-horizon at a moments notice. On Wellbeing we hear the North Walian five-piece trade in their former folk-leaning tendencies…

EP: HVMM – ‘Talk To Me Like I’m Dead’

Worcester band HVMM‘s visceral rock shines through on Talk To Me Like I’m Dead, their new EP, set for release next month. Opening track ‘Lacerate’ suits its namesake perfectly; as Andy Teece’s vocals howl over a turgid guitar-based instrumental, the…