Tag: Album Reviews

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…

ALBUM: L.A Salami ‘Dancing With Bad Grammar’

I first found out about L.A Salami after seeing him at Power Lunches in Dalston, before its untimely closure. Even then, he was the epitome of the exciting talent that comes out of venues like Power Lunches; the completely fresh,…

ALBUM: NEEDTOBREATHE ‘H A R D L O V E’

Rating: After the dizzying success of their 2014 album, Rivers in the Wasteland, gained them their first-ever Grammy Award nomination and the top spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts, NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest offering truly had to…

For The Record: Joy Division-Unknown Pleasures

Gigslutz contributor and Features Editor, Katie Muxworthy, takes a look at one of the records that changed the way she looked at music. Exploring the depths of each track, the ill fated life and death of lead singer Ian Curtis…

EP: Scarlet ‘Fishes’

Rating: Fishes. The debut EP from Jessie Robinson’s alt-pop brainchild Scarlet. It’s quite simply majestically dark alt-pop at it’s pulsy and vibrant best. The EPs opener is also its lead single ‘Anyway’. The track was played by BBC Radio 6 Music in the wake of it’s release…

ALBUM: Moon King ‘Secret Life’

Rating: Dream-Pop duo Moon King have followed up their shimmering EPs with the long awaited full length album, Secret Life. The recording project of Tornoto Natives Daniel Woodhead (brother of Doldrums’ Airick) and Maddie Wilde have managed to accomplish a…

ALBUM: Nadine Shah ‘Fast Food’

Rating: Nadine Shah: An artist who’s debut album quietly slipped under the radar in 2013.  Despite receiving generally positive reviews from those aware of it’s existence, you could easily be forgiven for thinking her 2015 release, Fast Food, is in fact her debut album….

ALBUM: To Kill A King ‘To Kill A King’

Rating: Anthems. British bands love them. From Oasis to Coldplay, it is the huge choruses we remember. The moments during gigs when we cast our eyes to the sky, hug a total stranger and belt out the melody like it…

ALBUM: The Charlatans ‘Modern Nature’

Modern Nature is the album that very nearly didn’t happen at all. Following the untimely death of drummer and founding member Jon Brookes in 2013, the 11-tracked record is finally set for release at the end of this month. It…