Album Reviews

Feeder – Renegades (Big Teeth) 05/07/2010

Short of a major reinvention for the next release, this album might have just rendered them as irrelevant.

Shit Browne – Every Single Penny Will Be Reinvested In The Party

Skimming through the tracks of this album you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s another one of those nostalgia laden Newspaper compilation CDs

Cherry Ghost – Beneath This Burning Shoreline (Heavenly)

Whilst Beneath This Burning Shoreline shows an overall more mature and somewhat advanced side to Cherry Ghost, in places the album feels sluggish

The Pipettes – Earth vs. The Pipettes (Fortuna Pop!) 28/06/2010

The formula is pretty straight forward here, the ’60s bubblegum pop and girl-group harmonies of the first album have been replaced with ’80s synth-pop

The Morning Benders – Big Echo (Rough Trade) 26/06/2010

The title of this album gives a hint of change in the sound of The Morning Benders. Big Echo sounds like a bigger, more serious album than their debut

Kings Go Forth – The Outsiders Are Back 31/05/2010

Highlights of the record come thick and fast, the band are tight and the vocal harmonies on point.

Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’ (Fortuna Pop) 07/06/2010

You’d be hard pushed to find a dull moment in this short collection from Allo Darlin’.

The Drums – The Drums (Moshi Moshi) 07/06/2010

Big things are expected of The Drums this year, heading the front of an American movement reviving British new wave sounds and attitudes.

Rolo Tomassi – Cosmology (Hassle) 24/05/2010

Cosmology is just a small taster of what Rolo Tomassi are capable of with their career and musical imagination.

The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang (SideOneDummy) 14/06/2010

American Slang benefits from the unmistakable sound of a band that loves the music it is creating.