Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Cottonopolis limited coloured vinyl compilation

ALBUM REVIEW: Cottonopolis limited coloured vinyl compilation

Yet again Vinyl Revival have struck gold with their latest release entitled Cottonopolis, a collection of obscure and unreleased tracks by Greater Manchester bands all of which never gained the fame their music deserved, with this strictly limited release their…

ALBUM REVIEW: Liam Gallagher and John Squire album review

ALBUM REVIEW: Liam Gallagher and John Squire album review

When 2 titans of Manchester’s music scene collide, you expect musical fireworks. Looking back on 3 of music’s big wig collaborations Blind Faith featuring Traffic’s Steve Winwood and Cream’s Eric Clapton lived up to the hype; New Order’s Bernard Sumner and The Smiths Johnny Marr brought…

ALBUM REVIEW: Gaby Jogeix ‘Smile to the Clouds’

Grammy nominated Americana artist Gaby Jogeix releases his latest album, ‘Smile at the Clouds’ a collection of tracks brimming with a classic New Orleans swagger, that always maintains a distinctly darker undertone. Opening up the album is the titular, ‘Smile…

REVIEW: Courting ‘New Last Name’

Rating: Credit: Charlie Barclay Harris Liverpool based four-piece Courting are set to release their sophomore album, ‘New Last Name’. Recorded in collaboration with legends The Cribs, ‘New Last Name’ once again sees Courting subverting any pre-convened genre expectations that may…

ALBUM REVIEW: SUSU ‘Call Susie’

New York based rock n roll outfit SUSU release their first full length album, ‘Call Susie’, a raucous unflinching homage to genres such as hairmetal and classic blues, that never feels stuck in the past. Opening up the album is…

REVIEW: Produced By Tony Visconti

REVIEW: Produced By Tony Visconti

The works of David Bowie and Marc Bolan might not have been the same without the careful guiding collaboration with Tony Visconti. Bowie was so touched with the relationship that over 40 years of working together did wonders for the…

EP REVIEW: Hijack Hayley ‘Counterpart’

Pic credit: Bryan Foo Fast rising Singaporean rockers Hijack Hayley release their debut EP, ‘COUNTERPART’. A cacophonous collection that tracks from a band that are less interested with introducing themselves, and more so with punching through your speakers. Opening up…

EP: Colossus – ‘The Gods Hate Colossus’

DIY photographer and film-maker John Clay has spent years of his life in the front row at gigs, capturing the best footage of emerging bands and artists on the London underground music scene. His dedication and loyalty to documenting their…

REVIEW: 23rd Turnoff The Complete 1967 Recordings

REVIEW: 23rd Turnoff The Complete 1967 Recordings

The thought of finding a new release of a long-lost band from the 1960’s always fills me with the sort of excitement you experienced as a kid when you’d find a shock 1/2p sweet after stuffing your face with what…

Robin Elliott – There is a Land (Album Review)

ALBUM REVIEW: Robin Elliott – ‘There Is A Land’

Having teased us with the release of three EPs over the last few years, London-based Mersey-born folk artist Robin Elliott finally drops his long-awaited debut album ‘There Is A Land’ later this month. Produced by renowned folk artist Ben Walker,…