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.

Teenagersintokyo – Isabella/Long Walk Alone (Back Yard) 05/10/2009

If Isabella/Long Walk Alone is an accurate indication of Teenagersintokyo forthcoming album then you can expect something truly magnificent.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Hoxton Bar and Grill, London 22/09/2009

The Phenomenal Handclap Band are living the rose-tinted, paisley-patterned dream. On the back of their debut album they’ve had subversive dance floor success with single release ’15-20’, a track that you can’t help but get your wriggle on to. The album has some flat-out massive tunes aboard, the best of which emulate some great funk [...]

Everything Everything – My Keys Your Boyfriend (Young and Lost Club) 05/10/2009

Taking their name as a statement of intent, they try and pack as many disparate elements and musical ideas into their latest single My Keys Your Boyfriend.

Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man (28/08/2009)

As we’ve come to expect from the quartet, they yet again manage to make playing banjo’s and singing heartfelt love songs cool and more importantly incredibly uplifting.

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.

Exlovers @ The Lexington, London 22/09/09

Enjoy exlovers while you can. They are a very good band with the potential to be a fantastic one.