Author Profile: Fran Jolley
Articles by Fran Jolley
They still haven’t lost their ear for a melody and it’s nice to hear the originals having their chance to shine once more.
Artists: The Pastels
With no great departure from his previous efforts. Vile delivers eleven songs that could have only been made my someone from the other side of the Atlantic.
Artists: Kurt Vile
‘Delta Machine’ is a step in the right direction for the Basildon three, but when comparing it to previous glories, it would barely break into their top ten.
Artists: Depeche Mode
A work in progress, if they can find more tracks that can match ‘Sex’ and ‘The City’ they will be flying, as surely no one wants an 80s white funk revival
A surprisingly great live act, one would have imagined a Clock Opera to be bedroom boys hiding behind their banks of keyboards and failing to engage with an audience, how wrong I was.
Artists: Clock Opera
One of the most exciting new bands of 2012. But will they let us all down by 2013?
One could call this project rather self indulgent and they would be right, but then would we expect anything different from Patrick Wolf.
Artists: Patrick Wolf
The new album is perfect for the live arena and Ira Elliot’s drumming becomes more loose and exciting by the gig.
Artists: Nada Surf
On listening to ’Golden Falkenburg’ it was clearly very different to the band previous seen.
Artists: Race Horses
Whilst making their last album there were still a few gems that the band felt needed to be aired rather than hidden for a box set for the band’s 20th anniversary.
Artists: Frightened Rabbit