Reviews


Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven (Acéphale)

They’ve taken the Samoan sound back to Sweden, and mixed it with every Swedes inexplicable capability of making perfect pop songs

Other Lives @ St. Giles-In-The-Fields Church, London 21/11/11

Ambient drones gently oozed out of the speakers, reverberating around the cavernous stone structure. If heaven exists, I hope its waiting room is like this.

Justice – Audio, Video, Disco (Because Music)

The album drifts off into the territory of “we are trying our hardest to make you forget what we use to sound like”

Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation (Lefse Records)

Powers seems to be a veteran at this, and this album places him near the top of the pile in a growing genre that is filling up with artists

Atlas Sound – Parallax (4AD)

Parallax is perhaps an altogether more refined and well worked record than any other previous releases under the name of Atlas Sound

Jessie Ware – Strangest Feeling (PMR Records)

Her debut is definitely a step in a new direction, compared to singing over Jokers dubstep at the Boiler Room.

Neon Indian @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton 15/11/11

Track by track Neon Indian brought their own blend of saturated synths and punchy beats, drowning the venue’s attendance in a tidal wave of infectious hooks

The Sound of Arrows – Voyage (Skies Above)

The skinny Swedes from The Sound of Arrows have finally released their debut album and it’s called Voyage because that’s exactly what it is.

Jukebox The Ghost @ Camden Barfly, London 3/11/11

Disciples of the Church of Jukebox the Ghost will be itching to go to the next service, and there may well be a few new recruits next time too

Patrick Wolf @ The Old Firestation, Bournemouth 01/11/2011

A man with this much talent and stage craft shouldn’t really be playing to just over 100 people on a Tuesday night