Tag: Review

ALBUM: Christine and the Queens – Chris

Héloïse Letissier takes on another persona for Christine and the Queens’ second album, Chris. Addressing gender and identity with a resurged 80’s groove, this album is a clear sign of the times. From the go, ‘Comme Si’ addresses the current…

EP: Fizzy Blood – ‘Pink Magic’

Rating: Following a summer of festivals, Leeds quintet, Fizzy Blood, will release their third EP, Pink Magic on 14 September. Announced early August, Fizzy Blood celebrated the news of Pink Magic with the unveiling of ‘Strangers’, a dark, sultry vibe to their…

LIVE: Ash, Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Yorkshire, 13.08.18

Rating: With support from the brilliant Brand New Friend, fresh off the release of their debut album Seatbelts for Aeroplanes, Ash at Hebden Trades Club was a riotous occasion. A cacophony of loud guitars, screaming fans and sweat-drenched t-shirts. Symbolically…

LIVE: Deershed Festival, Baldersby Park, Yorkshire, 20-22.07.18

Rating: Deershed Festival is the king-pin of the family-friendly festival circuit, at least in Britain, attracting thousands through its unique blend of bands, comics and, most notably, the yearly themed workshops (this year revolving around “making waves”). On the music front, this year…

EP: Bad Sidekick – ‘Bad Sidekick’

Not since the post-Britpop heyday of British guitar music has the door been so widely open for new guitar bands to break through. With their eponymous debut EP, up and coming garage-rock Bad Sidekick have shown that they firmly have one foot in that door….

ALBUM: Father John Misty – ‘God’s Favorite Customer’

Showcasing an uncharacteristic vulnerability, Father John Misty unveils a painful and critical masterpiece that critiques love, heartbreak and himself. Misty has evolved upon every release. 2012’s Fear Fun escaped the lonesome and sombre shackles of previous efforts for an album exuding…

LIVE: Parklife Festival, Heaton Park, Manchester

Well, I’ve just about processed how great of an occasion Heaton Park saw last weekend. Parklife Festival returned for its 9th year and was headlined by The XX and Manchester’s own and finest Liam Gallagher. For as long as I…

TRACK: Ella Grace – ‘Run’

London-newcomer Ella Grace presents whimsical pop track ‘Run’ in a follow-up to her acclaimed debut ‘Here We Are Again’. Her music offers a raw approach to tougher topics a lot of mainstream artists stray from, like the painful side of…