Tag: Album review

ALBUM: Tokyo Taboo – ‘6th Street Psychosis’

I think we can pretty much unanimously agree that the last year and a bit has been shit. Really, truly, rubbish. A number of the world’s favourite people have passed away, while one of the least favourite is now POTUS. Luckily…

ALBUM: Laura Marling – ‘Semper Femina’

For months the public has been teased with a variety of singles from Laura Marling’s much anticipated Semper Femina. After mounting anticipation, it has arrived, and shattered every expectation. Written during a self-confessed ‘masculine’ time in Marling’s life, the opening…

ALBUM: Hanni El Khatib – ‘Savage Times’

It’s safe to say that San Francisco’s Hanni El Khatib has made his mark on the world of music, wowing audiences with his raw edge since the days of his debut Will The Guns Come Out. Hanni has never been…

ALBUM: Brutus – ‘Burst’

Belgian trio BRUTUS derive from Leuven, home of the mammoth Rock Werchter festival, which is renowned for its sheer hugeness, just like the trio themselves. Brutus have pushed even further with the announcement of their debut album, Burst. The album…

ALBUM: Temples – ‘Volcano’

The androgyny of Bolan is there, the otherworldly, wan countenances too, gazes seeking distant horizons and the answers to questions long ago asked by hipless, hapless pop stars, but this record is no retread of the musical past.

ALBUM: Pissed Jeans – ‘Why Love Now’

There’s no denying, Pissed Jeans are an acquired taste. Why Love Now is half an hour of self-doubt: Why, just why, do I like this half hour of noise about fetish webcams and office supplies so much? But I do,…

ALBUM: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – ‘Human’

Rag ’n’ Bone Man’s new album, Human is a fantastic combination of Rory Graham’s incredibly soulful voice, mixed with modern beats which echo his earlier days of making hip-hop. The album is packed full of authentic beats alluding to genres ranging…

Album: Menace Beach – ‘Lemon Memory’

Made up of Ryan Needham and Liza Violet, Menace Beach are an indie rock  band from Leeds, and they’re back with a brand new album. Lemon Memory is the sound of a band finding their own identity and this album…

Album: Dearly Beloved – ‘Admission’

Dearly Beloved have been flying the flag for up and coming hard rock bands in Canada since 2006, and their new album Admission shows us why. Listening to this album is a bit like going in a time machine; on…

Ones To Watch: Hot Shorts

Is it grunge? Is it punk? Could it be indie? I can’t really tell but Hot Shorts’ self-titled debut album is pretty cool. They do hail from Manchester but The Hot Shorts aren’t your typical Manc band – they actually…