Reviews


Fenech Soler – Lies (Moda) 02/11/2009

Once you discover F-S you have little option but to thirstily follow their every move

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 Drums – Lets Go Surfing (Moshi Moshi) 28/09/2009

Beach Boy’s doing New Order – yes please!

The Gaslight Anthem – The Back Seat (Side One Dummy) 21/09/2009

‘The Back Seat’ is a fitting end to the summer for the band and will surely wet their fans appetite for new material.

Get Back Guinozzi – Low Files Tropical b/w ‘Police and Thieves’ (Fat Cat) 10/09/2009

Originating from France, their take on pop music is reassuringly leftfield and original

Fake Problems – Diamond Rings (SideOneDummy) 28/09/2009

Over the music lead singer Chris Farren weaves a cryptic narrative

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.

Hockey – Song Away (Virgin) 14/09/2009

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last six months or just not switched your radio on, then you would have surely heard of Portland indie outfit Hockey.

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

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