Category: Album Reviews

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…

ALBUM: James Yuill – ‘A Change In State’

Having specialised in audio forensics at university, James Yuill’s understanding of sound is inherently scientific. His experience in analysing sound as criminal evidence, something which may sound worlds away from the method behind writing an album, has proved to have…

EP: Generation – ‘Who Loves This Generation?’

The current punk renaissance has brought to the fore The Touts from Derry, Proletariat from Manchester and now Liverpool is trying its luck with Generation. Liverpool is not somewhere particularly famed for its punk heritage, but nevertheless Generation are blazing…

ALBUM: Lucy Rose – ‘Something’s Changing’

“Music is actually more than music for most people in the world,” says songwriter Lucy Rose, who releases her third album, Something’s Changing, via Communion today (July 7th). The record is a tender ode to her time spent travelling in Latin…

EP: HAUS – ‘S W Y S’

If you’re looking for honest, motivational, sharply produced new music; look no further than HAUS‘ latest EP, Say What You Say (SWYS). Released last month via Atlas Artists and produced by Everything Everything’s Alex Robertshaw, the five-track EP is a perfect…