Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Ho99o9 – ‘United States of Horror’

New Jersey hip hop/punk mutants Ho99o9 are set to release their debut album United States of Horror on 5th May via Toys Have Powers; and it’s a vicious, politically charged uppercut to anyone who denies their militant rage or self-autonomy. Together, theOGM (Jean) &…

Album: The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’

Some records act as time-signifiers, articulating the socio-politico-emoticomplex so deftly that they will be seen as para-psychic texts for millennia to come. The Black Angels‘ Death Song is one such objet d’art. With sonic sculpting from Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The…

EP: The Nyx – ‘The Nyx’

Originally forming in High Wycombe, The Nyx are a band who have without a doubt hit the ground running since their emergence. Fuelled with stellar riffs anda  fiery attitude, the band have been establishing themselves rapidly, gaining attention from the likes of…

EP: Long Teeth – ‘Canned Laughter’

East London trio Long Teeth released their debut EP Canned Laughter via Drastic Decline Records on 20th of April, and If you’re a fan of acidic and witty “junk-food pop songs”, then this is a record you need to sink your gnashers in…

Album: Ida Wenøe – ‘Time Of Ghosts’

The striking, bleakness that opens Ida Wenøe’s ‘Lyla’, the lead single from her new album Time of Ghosts, is breath-taking – a whip of cold wind that sucks the air from your lungs. It is no surprise to learn that…

EP: Johnny Lloyd – ‘Eden EP’

Following the huge success of last year’s Dreamland EP, Johnny Lloyd had a lot to live up to, but after a stretch of relentless gigging (with the likes of Jamie T and The Maccabees) and studio time, Eden EP sees…

EP: PINS – ‘Bad Thing’

PINS – the girls who brought you brilliant albums Wild Nights and Girls Like Us – have gifted us with their devious new EP Bad Thing; and the 5 track release proves the Manchester group are still brimming with infectious confidence, and more of their intoxicating, ominous…

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…