Tag: album

ALBUM REVIEW: Farrago ‘All Beginnings are Illusions’

Rating: Farrago is the result of Ian Bennett’s endless meanderings along musical desire lines, flying from the face of “proper jobs” for the appealing and endlessly more fascinating life of a musician. Bands put together with school friends soon disbanded,…

ALBUM REVIEW: Hyde & Beast ‘Keep Moving’

Rating: Nostalgia can be an interesting phenomenon. While to some extent all things are derivative, the value of wholly derivative art is often (and quite understandably) criticised. Originality and innovation are obviously wonderful traits to find in any art form,…

ALBUM REVIEW: Tom the Lion – ‘Sleep’

Rating: Sleep is the debut record from London based enigma artist Tom the Lion. Word spread of his talents after the release of a limited edition vinyl-only EP The Adventures of Tom the Lion at Rough Trade shops in late…

ALBUM REVIEW: Owl John ‘Owl John’

Rating: “These will not be Frightened Rabbit songs. These will be John’s songs.” When a band starts off as a solo project like Frightened Rabbit did back in 2003 there has to be part of them that wants to try…

ALBUM REVIEW: Band of Skulls ‘Himalayan’

Band of Skulls are back, with third album ‘Himalayan’. There’s a raft of live dates scheduled to accompany its release, and I for one can’t wait to see which of the new tunes will be getting the biggest sing-alongs. They…

ALBUM REVIEW: Pharrell Williams ‘G I R L’

Is it coincidence that the week Pharrell Williams released his first solo album in eight years, the sunshine returned to the shores of the UK? Of course it was, he’s not magic. What ability Pharrell lacks in weather manipulation however…

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Lips ‘Underneath the Rainbow’

The last time we heard from Black Lips was back in 2011 with ‘Arabia Mountain’ but we’re soon to be graced with ‘Underneath the Rainbow’, the band’s seventh studio album. The lyrics “I don’t want to wait” from Track No….

ALBUM REVIEW: Metronomy ‘Love Letters’

“What’s your zodiac sign?” “I’m Aquarius” were the 2 tweets that ended the long silence from Metronomy in autumn last year. Their fourth album ‘Love Letters’ hasn’t gone far from their previous material but they’ve evolved and delved deeper into creating…