Album Reviews

REVIEW: COW - Volume Switch On album

REVIEW: COW – Volume Switch On album

Cow are similar in their musical output to Everything But The Girl, with band leaders and songwriters Mark and Maxine exhibiting a delicate sound to their folk pop textures, The Carpenters, Nick Drake and Bobbie Gentry spring to mind as…

ALBUM: Charlie’s Hand Movements – ‘Nuclear Tapes’

An eclectic mix of alt-pop tracks that explore everything from elation to embarrassment; Charlie’s Hand Movements cover the spectrum of emotion on their third album, Nuclear Tapes. The “deeply unsuccessful” pop duo – their words, not ours – have created…

REVIEW: Ex Norwegian - Hue Spotting

REVIEW: Ex Norwegian – Hue Spotting

The indulgent sounds of Ex Norwegian make their lively return with their 10thstudio album release Hue Spotting let loose on June 5thvia Beyond Before records. Essentially the collection is a blitz of electronic psychedelic spaced out compositions the sort of…

REVIEW: Marion - The Program reissue

REVIEW: Marion – The Program reissue

Following on from the huge success of their debut album Manson look set to score another hit with their follow up The Program, which has recently been reissued by Demon Music Group for the first time on vinyl, is a…

REVIEW: Long Pigs - The Sun Is Often Out reissue

REVIEW: Longpigs – The Sun Is Often Out reissue

Sheffields melodic heroes Longpigs came to the rescue of many love torn music fans in the late 90’s on the back the britpop fad, their exciting brand of pop guitar lullabies captured many fans including Supergrass, Echobelly and Radiohead who…

REVIEW: Marion - This World and Body reissue

REVIEW: Marion – This World and Body reissue

Hailing from Macclesfield, Marion who were signed to London records were firm favourites in and amongst the Britpop scene of the mid 90’s. The nucleus of the band consisted of frontman Jaime Harding, guitarists Phil Cunningham and Tony Grantham, bassist…

ALBUM: Badly Drawn Boy – Banana Skin Shoes

It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since the last release of Damon Gough, aka Badly Drawn Boy. Not since 2012’s, ‘It’s What I’m Thinking Pt 1 – Photographing Snowflakes’, have we had a full studio album from Gough,…