Album Reviews

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…

Elissa Franceschi – Devoid of Rue EP review

Following the success of her album, Into The Light and last years performance at the Olympics, Elissa Franceschi is back with a five track EP, Devoid of Rue. The EP starts strongly with, All These Days, the first sentence really sets precedence for the…

Kanye West “Yeezus” – Album Review

Breaking bread with hip-hop’s statesman Time and time again articles are written about ‘the state of hip-hop’, seamlessly regurgitating disillusionment and spite in the face of an ever-changing genre that never seems to satisfy critics and fans. Hip-hop is a…

Solar Year – “Waverly” – Album Review

Is there any other country on the planet currently producing such consistently forward thinking electronica as Canada? With the release of their stunningly atmospheric debut LP Waverly, Solar Year continue to blaze the trail currently being furrowed by compatriots Doldrums,…

Tripwires – ‘Spacehopper’ Album Review

Although the title, ‘Spacehopper’, may evoke images of bopping about the garden on a giant, orange ball, it turns out that Tripwires gave their debut album this name purely because they liked the word for its own sake and comedic…

David Lynch – “The Big Dream” Album Review

When David Lynch announced back in 2010 that he would release his first album, ‘Crazy Clown Time’ the following year at the ripe age of 65, there was a fair degree of surprise. That’s no discredit to older musicians; one…