Reviews


Chromatics – Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)

You need to view Kill For Love as more of a cinematic experience, than a musical one.

Diiv – Oshin (Captured Tracks)

The Brooklynite’s have the perfect album to accompany the sequel to Drive and have captured the shoegaze zeitgeist perfectly

Twin Shadow – Confess (4AD Recordings)

Somewhere in the dusty basement of an old tape store sits most of this record, already written.

Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe (XL)

Rarely has a soul artist successfully married his own genre with electronic music, so for a 68-year-old soul artist to do it with his comeback effort is remarkable.

The Stone Roses @ Heaton Park, Manchester 29/06/12

Time will tell whether they can ever be a boundary-pushing current band again, but what the hell – nostalgia isn’t so bad.

The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)

Stick a pin in the map halfway between Nick Drake and Bob Dylan and you’ll find Kristian Matsson, the ecletic Swedish folksinger also known as The Tallest Man On Earth

Friends – Manifest! (Lucky Number)

Manifest! shows this is a group of friends which have come together to make promising uptempo indie music, but without a real purpose to it.

Sigur Ros – Valtari (Krúnk)

Valteri is a disappointment, but great music for aromatherapy.

ILLLS – Dark Paradise EP (The Sounds of Sweet Nothing)

How two boys from Mississippi are serving up meaty riffs alongside sensitive lyrical introspection in their introductory EP.

Hot Chip – In Our Heads (Domino)

Their recent appearance on Jools Holland provided us with a tantalising sneak-peak of some of the new songs from the album.