Album Reviews

The Drums – Summertime! (Moshi Moshi Recodrs) 12/10/2009

If we do get that much promised Indian summer The Drums will provide the perfect backdrop. If not, you’ll just have to wait

Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More 05/10/2009

It’s always said in music that bands should pay their dues and bide their time before they can reap the rewards of their hard work.

The Twilight Sad ‘Forget The Night Ahead’ (FatCat) 05/10/09

it’s this bleakness and feeling of despair that gives ‘Forget The Night Ahead it’s beauty and appeal. Like fellow noise merchants Mogwai, The Twilight Sad’s music goes beyond simple chords and arrangements, instead the music is it’s own rich tapestry of emotions and narratives that speak louder than any words could.

Baddies – Do The Job (Medical) 28/09/09

Packed with an abundance of personality and catchy hooks, it’s easy to overlook the singular a nature of Do The Job, which means you can to turn it right up and focus on enjoying yourself.

Alberta Cross – Broken Side of Time 21/09/2009

Alberta Cross’s anglicised take on American rock is delivered with enough outright passion to carve themselves a place in the roll-call of rock.

Ian Brown – My Way (Polydor) 28/09/2009

20 years since the Stone Roses’ glorious debut, Ian Brown finds himself releasing his sixth studio album and enjoying the same iconic stature he had bestowed upon him during his youth. So what’s left for King Monkey, or maybe more importantly what’s left in him? For any artist it’s always going to be hard to [...]

The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love (4AD) 14/09/2009

Largely flirting with shoe-gaze and drone rock, much of the album ambles along in a shimmering mix of distorted guitars, buzzing keyboards and eerie atmospheric sounds

The Boxer Rebellion- Union (Unsigned) 14/09/2009

The Boxer rebellion sound more akin to current stadium filling indie bands Doves and Coldplay than your average unsigned band.

Japandroids – Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl) 07/09/2009

It’s been a while since angst has sounded so vital and compelling

Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing (Favourite Gentlemen) 07/09/09

Like a sharp reminder of the greatness of Nirvana and Early Weezer , Mean Everyting To Nothing is a blistering mix of visceral guitar riffs and Lead Singer Hull’s raw guttural vocals.