Tag: Album review

ALBUM: Rag Foundation ‘The Sparrow and the Thief’

Rating: With fourth album The Sparrow and the Thief, five-strong Welsh band Rag Foundation have delivered an invigorating breath of fresh folk air that keeps you on your toes with its capacity to stir emotions and hold them in balance….

ALBUM: Sorren Maclean ‘Winter Stay Autumn’

Although his debut album’s title hints at a more wintery vibe, Sorren Maclean’s record easily translates to a British summer’s day, with its delicate, folky, acoustic tracks that emulate lazy, hazy midsummer. Winter Stay Autumn is the latest release from the…

ALBUM: The Selecter ‘Subculture’

Rating: Pioneers of the 2tone movement of the ’80s, The Selecter have been voicing the need for equality of all kinds through the perfect medium of their anthemic, uplifting Ska tracks for thirty five years; and now – with a…

ALBUM: The LaFontaines ‘Class’

They may claim “it’s complicated”, but, according to the colossal debut release from Scotland’s biggest independent band, The LaFontaines – producers of a slick, exciting alternative-hip-hop-classic-rock hybrid – it’s as clear as crystal: this band are the future of music….

ALBUM: JENNY HVAL – ‘Apocalypse, girl’

Having already released the single ‘That Battle Is Over’ in early May, Oslo’s very own Jenny Hval brings us the latest passage in her musical voyage – Apocalypse, girl, her fifth solo LP. The opening track begins with the use of…

ALBUM: Jamie xx ‘In Colour’

Rating: Jamie xx has been teasing the world with a drip-feed of individual tracks over the last few years, and having fingers in so many pies, it’s no surprise that tracks have been served up here and there as opposed…

ALBUM: The Vaccines ‘English Graffiti’

Rating: ‘English Graffiti’ marks the The Vaccines first release in two years, following their Melody Calling EP, and their first full studio album release three years ago (was it really that long!) with the all conquering ‘Come of Age’.  First track and lead single,…

ALBUM: Flo Morrissey ‘Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful’

Rating: The moon-child of which everything sounds endlessly spiritual and beautiful, Flo Morrissey is the result of teenage experience and pure beautiful vocals – with the additional influence from 70’s folk singers and Lana Del Rey. Flo, an English 20-year…

ALBUM: Fight Like Apes ‘Fight Like Apes’

With 2015 seeing the apparent dominance of female vocalists – but thankfully not the revival of 2006/2007 Lily Allen and Kate Nash-type vocalists – Fight Like Apes’ new album is the perfect addition to the bunch. Released on Monday, Fight…

LIVE: Death and Vanilla @ Birthdays, London 15.05.15

Following the release of new album ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, Swedish psychedelic pop duo Death & Vanilla took to the stage at both London’s Rough Trade and Birthdays, on Friday, for two very special shows. Previewing their stunning tapestry…