Caitlin Rose The Stand-In

The Stand-In by Caitlin Rose (Album)

March 1, 2013 in Music

Caitlin Rose not only succeeds in circumnavigating the famously ‘difficult’ second album but records a real triumph with ‘The Stand-In’…

Beach Fossils - Clash The Truth

Clash The Truth by Beach Fossils (Album)

February 21, 2013 in Music

Album number two sees Beach Fossils writing surf-indie that’s destined to provide the backdrop to many a festival this year…

Country Sleep by Night Beds

Country Sleep by Night Beds (Album)

February 13, 2013 in Music

Night Beds places one hand on the mantle created by Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver with a beautiful debut album…

Sean Warman sleeve

Sean Warman by Sean Warman (Album)

February 7, 2013 in Music

Sean Warman fits enough ideas for two excellent acts into this fine, if eccentric collection of alternative rock and electronica…

Ruby Suns – Christopher

Christopher by Ruby Suns (Album)

January 30, 2013 in Music

Ruby Suns main man Ryan McPhun provides fans with a collection of incessantly catchy pop songs on album number four,…

Case studies: Christian songwriters

January 28, 2013 in Features, Music

We meet two up-and-coming UK songwriters whose songs are about a lot more than just fast cars and fast women…

Harper Simon - Bonnie Brae

Bonnie Brae by Harper Simon (Single)

January 16, 2013 in Music

A ‘Simon’ with the weight of expectation on his shoulders, provides another indication of the path of his own songwriting…

Lonesome Dreams by Lord Huron (Album)

January 8, 2013 in Music

Endorsed by one Guy Garvey, Lord Huron’s debut album is one release that definitely should NOT be given the Elbow…

Windowspeak - Almanac album cover

Almanac by Widowspeak (Album)

December 28, 2012 in Music

Mazzy Star-like vocals decorate this release by New York shoegazers Widowspeak, who rise to the occasion for album number two…

The Statement

The Statement by The Narrators (EP)

December 20, 2012 in Music

Newcastle natives The Narrators make an artform out of dissonance, with their combination of smokey vocals and bristling blues rock…

Stand Up Against Heart Crime

Stand Up Against Heart Crime by Stand Up Against Heart Crime (Album)

December 13, 2012 in Music

Spanish five-piece Stand Up Against Heart Crime make a stand against the empty imitators that clutter up the musical landscape…

Dutch Uncles - Out Of Touch In The Wild

Out Of Touch In The Wild by Dutch Uncles (Album)

December 4, 2012 in Music

Dutch Uncles join the celebrated company of Grizzly Bear and Everything Everything, with an album of studious indie pop craft…

Allah-Las by Allah-Las

Allah-La’s by Allah-La’s (Album)

December 4, 2012 in Music

The times may be a changing but these revivalists are unwilling to countenance an age outside of the swinging sixties…

Nude Beach LP

II by Nude Beach (Album)

November 28, 2012 in Music

Nude Beach make their play to join the pantheon of great rock trios with their aptly named, sophomore release ‘II’…

The Blind Dead McJones Band

Last Resort Mexico by The Blind Dead McJones Band (Album)

November 27, 2012 in Music

The Blind Dead McJones Band are a real-life incarnation of that blues-rock bar band you secretly wish you were in…

Balthazar Oldest Of Sisters

The Oldest Of Sisters by Balthazar (Single)

November 21, 2012 in Music

Balthazar make their move to step into the musical limelight, with a record that bears hints of the Black Keys…

Singing Adams Moves

Moves by Singing Adams (Album)

November 13, 2012 in Music

Can Swinging Adams ‘Move’ into the limelight and achieve the commercial success his second album deserves? Rhys Buchanan hopes so…

The Feeling by Naomi Punk (Album)

November 8, 2012 in Music

The eagerly anticipated debut from Seattle’s Naomi Punk more than delivers, with stripped down, bare-boned garage grunge-rock that feels oh-so-90s…

Yes Sir Boss Desperation State

Desperation State by Yes Sir Boss (Album)

November 7, 2012 in Music

  Is it time to start wearing purple? Yes Sir Boss! take Gogol Bordello’s gypsy-folk influences and make them their…

The Hotelles – Aviators/Ruins

Aviators by The Hotelles (EP)

October 18, 2012 in Music

Youthful South London trio The Hotelles write crisp guitar pop that brings to mind both Supergrass and Bombay Bicycle Club…

Cheatahs – Sans EP

Sans by Cheatahs (EP)

October 18, 2012 in Music

Cheatahs merge the genius of Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr to create an EP that’s dripping with potential…

Omega Male

Omega Male by Omega Male (Album)

October 6, 2012 in Music

Omega Male’s debut crackles with tension and fight. With humorous digital melodies, this is disco pop at its most sardonic.…