Album Reviews


Low – The Invisible Way (Sub Pop)

Low - The Invisible Way Album Cover

The Invisible Way is not a leap forward for Low, rather a confirmation that where they are standing is exactly where they should be.

Deptford Goth – Life After Defo (Merok)

Deptford Goth – Life After Defo Cover

It’s dark and moody, like the latter part of his stage name suggests; but it’s nowhere near the everyday banality the former part evokes.

Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)

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The second dip into the lagoon is deeper, warmer, clearer – you’ll want to stay submerged until your skin goes all weird and pruney.

Doldrums – Lesser Evil (Souterrain Transmissions)

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Lesser Evil is an eerie listen, but also an up beat release that will have you bouncing off the walls in the dark.

Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something To Happen (Slumberland/Bella Union)

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They’re not going to change the world with this album, but they might make you smile.

Darwin Deez – Songs for Imaginative People (Lucky Number)

Darwin Deez – Songs for Imaginative People

As the title suggests, ‘Songs for Imaginative People’ takes a more thoughtful and considered direction to its predecessor.

Iceage – You’re Nothing (Matador Records)

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The messily distorted, razor-sharp riffs and almost inaudible vocals are still there but they’re not quite so rough around the edges.

Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)

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Bundick’s third album Anything In Return seems like a new beginning for an electronic producer who’s music here seems like that missing link he’s been looking for all along.

The Joy Formidable – Wolf’s Law (Atlantic Records)

The Joy Formidable - Wolf’s Law Album Cover

On Wolf’s Law we find the Welsh trio delivering more indie anthems which are more akin to a band who crave the limelight of stadium Rock

Chad Valley – Young Hunger (Loose Lips)

It’s cheesy. In parts, really quite cheesy. But aren’t we in an era now in which cheesy is coming right back around?

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