Tag: album

ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry ‘Blank Project’

Neneh Cherry has come a long way since her debut ‘Raw Like Sushi’, released 25 years ago this coming May. Far from her post punk roots that she seeded in The Slits, it fused together R&B, funk, and dance while…

Album Review: Ed Harcourt ‘Time Of Dust’

Thirteen years have passed since Ed Harcourt’s first release ‘Maplewood’. ‘Time of Dust’, the new album of the English songwriter, released this month couldn’t be much different. The six-tracks mini-album is a “collection of evil songs”: deep and dusky sounds, cycling synth…

The Rifles LIVE @ The Boogaloo, Highgate 23.1.14

It’s not often you’re asked to cover an album launch party and when you are you never really know what to expect. Those 3 words often conger up mental images of top execs drinking cheap champagne while Z list celebs…

Album Review: You Me At Six ‘Cavalier Youth’

“Thanks for being a part of this, get home safe, We’ll see you with a new record in 2014” A promise from Josh Franceschi at their last UK tour date, in late 2012. Since Josh uttered those words You Me…

Album Review: Warpaint ‘WARPAINT’

If Warpaint’s first album, ‘The Fool’, felt like the band were swimming in a dazzlingly mystical lagoon then their self-titled follow-up feels like they’ve found their feet and are marauding through an enchanted forest. Their blend of shape-shifting guitars, flowing…

TOY ‘Join The Dots’ ALBUM REVIEW

The first time I saw Toy was supporting the Horrors a couple of years ago and to be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed. I’d been expecting great things, but – and maybe it was nerves, or maybe they weren’t…

Cold Summer ‘Cold Summer’ – Album Review

For northern bands it’s always been a rush and a push to get their name under Earls Court’s ‘playing tonight’ board. But Cold Summer, a band arising from Wakefield and being based in Leeds, could be the next ‘it’ band –…

Poliça ‘Shulamith’ – ALBUM REVIEW

The follow up to the debut, 2012 release, ‘Give You The Ghost’ is upon us barely a year after release. Shulamith hits the shelves’ this week with much anticipation surrounding the record. Championed by Jay-Z, Polica went from mild obscurity…

Chase & Status ‘Brand New Machine’ ALBUM REVIEW

Words by: Wayne Baxter Follow @StagedoorFM The past 12 months have been fairly exciting for the UK dance scene; not only has Britain produced some of the biggest musical exports of the year (Rudimental, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge to name but…