Tag: Album review

ALBUM: Madonnatron – ‘Madonnatron’

The throat growl of a more feminised voice begins this curious and affecting album, coming as something of a relief considering the techno punk of opener ‘Headless Children’ rides the same groove of one John William Weller on ‘Around The…

ALBUM: The Sherlocks – ‘Live For The Moment’

Let me start with a warning: once you’ve listened to this record, you won’t be able to stop. Sheffield’s The Sherlocks have that effect on you. They’ve been taking the underground indie scene by storm these past few years, getting…

ALBUM: The Magnettes – ‘Ugly Youth’

Growing up above in a small Swedish town above the Arctic Circle, the sun never rising in winter, and speaking a minority language there is plenty about glitter-punk trio The Magnettes which says outsider. Yet the three piece – Rebecka…

Album: Medicine Men – ‘Into The Light’

You know that feeling when you come across a band that has a fresh sound, but also has distinct influences – you feel comfortable but off-balance at the same time…? It’s great! This is the case with Medicine Men. After releasing their debut…

Album: Maria Kelly – ‘The Things I Should’

Irish singer-songwriter Maria Kelly has now released her debut EP The Things I Should. It’s a raw and emotionally exposing collection of tracks and is easily her most honest release to date. The four tracks tell a story of Maria’s struggle…

Album: Best Youth – ‘Highway Moon’

Best Youth‘s album, so it would appear, is about the vicissitudes of modern-day love; the cut and thrust, the push and pull, the meaningfulness and accompanying decadence, the all-consuming nature of what it is for modern people to rub up against…

ALBUM: Oumou Sangaré – ‘Mogoya’

Mogoya (meaning “people today”) stands out for consummate and heartfelt musicianship that makes gentle mockery of the marketed western fare that has of late begun to bore us all. Oumou Sangaré – who has collaborated with artists such as Alicia…

ALBUM: Fuzzystar – ‘Telegraphing’

Edinburgh based artist Andy Thompson, AKA Fuzzystar, has just released his brand new album, Telegraphing. To sum it up in four words, it’s a lyrical masterpiece. If you’re a sucker for hearing that Scottish accent that made us fall in love with the…

Album: Ida Wenøe – ‘Time Of Ghosts’

The striking, bleakness that opens Ida Wenøe’s ‘Lyla’, the lead single from her new album Time of Ghosts, is breath-taking – a whip of cold wind that sucks the air from your lungs. It is no surprise to learn that…