Category: Album Reviews

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…

ALBUM: Downtown Boys – ‘Cost Of Living’

Whether you see your own struggles reflected in their lyrics, or you’re an ally to those struggling against oppression; Downtown Boys’ second album Cost Of Living is a record that demands your undivided attention. This is the Providence-based punk band’s…

EP: The Kramers – ‘Screws’

Warning: You should probably take a deep breath before listening to Screws, the latest EP from London four-piece The Kramers – or at least undertake some sort of mental and physical preparation. According to the band themselves, after splitting up…

ALBUM: Madonnatron – ‘Madonnatron’

The throat growl of a more feminised voice begins this curious and affecting album, coming as something of a relief considering the techno punk of opener ‘Headless Children’ rides the same groove of one John William Weller on ‘Around The…

ALBUM: The Sherlocks – ‘Live For The Moment’

Let me start with a warning: once you’ve listened to this record, you won’t be able to stop. Sheffield’s The Sherlocks have that effect on you. They’ve been taking the underground indie scene by storm these past few years, getting…

ALBUM: The Magnettes – ‘Ugly Youth’

Growing up above in a small Swedish town above the Arctic Circle, the sun never rising in winter, and speaking a minority language there is plenty about glitter-punk trio The Magnettes which says outsider. Yet the three piece – Rebecka…