Category: Album Reviews

RADKEY – Cat & Mouse EP Review

Being a new and upcoming band is difficult to say the least. They’re judged on the back of short critical notices, one or two showcase gigs and the unfair yardstick of their influences and that’s it. It’s truly an unenviable…

Turnpike Glow – ‘Funke Pop’ EP Review

Art-Pop outfit, Turnpike Glow, started out life as just Sandro Schiena and Giuseppe La Mela in Rome back in 2007, before gracing the streets of London with their Psych-Indie sounds, and joining with English musicians – Anthony, Jeremy and, most…

Sigur Rós ‘Kveikur’ – Album Review

The Sigur Rós crusade started in 1994 in Reykjavik with messers, Jónsi Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Águst Ævar Gunnarsson. From the outset, the band have consistently imposed a unique style of atmospheric sounds and ambient music that would make the…

Daughn Gibson ‘Me Moan’ – Album Review

Daughn Gibson’s second album ‘Me Moan’ is a refreshing catalogue of folk-like story telling set to subterranean layering of guitar twanging, electronic sounds and erm… bagpipes. Following on from ‘All Hell’ the former trucker expands with 11 eclectic tracks ranging…

Maya Jane Coles ‘Comfort’ – Ablum Review

After winning best newcomer of the year at the 2011 Ibiza DJ awards as well as ranking at number 9 on Resident Advisor’s 2011 “DJ Poll”, it is understandable that the weeks preceding the release of Maya Jane Coles’ well…

Kodaline “In a perfect World” – Album Review

Irish suppliers of Anthemic Pop, Kodaline, started their musical career as 21 Demands back in 2005. A change of name in 2011 seemed to herald a new success for the Dublin quartet leading to a nomination for the BBC’s ‘Sound…