Saturday, July 11, 2020

Album Review: Villagers – Darling Arithmetic

With two out of two records being nominated for the Mercury Prize award, Conor O'Brien could well have felt pressure looming down on him...

Album Review: This Is The Kit – Bashed Out

There’s nothing stable about the style of music Kate Stables' project This Is The Kit inconsistently plays. From banjo picking folk to electric guitar...

Live Review: Houndmouth – The Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Recording their homemade EP at night might have helped deter traffic noise, but barking dogs bled onto the tracks of Matt Meyers, Katie Toupin,...

Album Review: Calexico – Edge Of The Sun

Having had the opportunity to see Calexico in Berlin two years ago when they were touring Algiers, I was very excited to have the...

Album Review: Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon

On first hearing Canadian songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr's debut album Goon, I felt transported back to the 1970's, with a mix of captivating piano ballads...

Album Review: Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

The announcement of Sufjan Stevens’ new record probably hasn’t excited all of the fans that the Detroit native, banjo-plucking serenader lost in the last...

Live: James Bay Announces UK Tour

To celebrate the release of his No.1 debut album Chaos And The Calm, James Bay announces the ‘Chaos And The Calm Tour’ in September/October 2015 With the sell-out success...

Album Review: Jesse Malin – New York Before The War

  Jesse Malin is a native New Yorker and releases a very vibey new album on One Little Indian on 30th March. He’s over in the...

Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi

Ben Gibbard sings "I don't know where to begin...there's too many things that I can't remember," in the opening line of Death Cab For...

Album Review: Bella Hardy – With The Dawn

  Bella Hardy’s seventh album, With The Dawn, is her first since being awarded the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer Of The Year award. The...