Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Nikonn – ‘Effrosyni’

Nick Bitzenis (aka Nikonn) is a London based music producer, songwriter, DJ and owner of UNDO records. To date, he has released four full-length albums, and his latest effort Effrosyni is an intriguing example of his ability to create edgy, cinematic electronic pop. The record’s name…

EP: Ailbhe Reddy – ‘Attach To Memory’

Having already built a strong following on Spotify with over 1.5 million streams, rising Irish artist Ailbhe Reddy is back with her new EP Attach To Memory. Attach To Memory is the perfect coffee shop soundtrack and has had an…

ALBUM: Tom Hobden and Eliot James – ‘Roam’

With work with Noah and the Whale, Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Kaiser Chiefs, Two Door Cinema Club and Bloc Party between them, Tom Hobden and Eliot James are no strangers to the pop world. Neither are they to working with…

Album: Medicine Men – ‘Into The Light’

You know that feeling when you come across a band that has a fresh sound, but also has distinct influences – you feel comfortable but off-balance at the same time…? It’s great! This is the case with Medicine Men. After releasing their debut…

ALBUM: Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cigarettes After Sex’

If you’ve been looking for a band that blends the androgynous, darkly poetic lyrics of Placebo, the melancholic songs from The XX’s first album, and the sensibilities of The Smiths; then look no further than Cigarettes After Sex. After the incredible…

Album: Maria Kelly – ‘The Things I Should’

Irish singer-songwriter Maria Kelly has now released her debut EP The Things I Should. It’s a raw and emotionally exposing collection of tracks and is easily her most honest release to date. The four tracks tell a story of Maria’s struggle…

Album: Aldous Harding – ‘Party’

The sophomore album from Kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding, Party, is also her first on seminal indie label 4AD, and as her first international release acts as a sort of debut for a wider audience. 2014’s self-titled record on Flying Nun…

Album: Best Youth – ‘Highway Moon’

Best Youth‘s album, so it would appear, is about the vicissitudes of modern-day love; the cut and thrust, the push and pull, the meaningfulness and accompanying decadence, the all-consuming nature of what it is for modern people to rub up against…

ALBUM: Isobel Anderson – ‘CHALK/FLINT’

I struggle enough with the idea of writing an album; the idea that a person has the capacity to write not only one, but an entire collection of songs that can evoke emotions, prompt sing-a-longs and simply work together as…