Friday, July 10, 2020

Interview: Samantha Crain

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing I think, and something which Samantha Crain’s new album You (Understood) has in abundance.  As with most albums, it...

Review: Kathleen Edwards – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

On a slow and steady Sunday, the sounds of Kathleen Edwards were our entertainment for the evening, as she strummed her guitar and sang...

Review: Beach House – Bloom

In one way or another, Beach House records have always sought simplicity. From ticking drum machines and sharp keys in 2006’s Beach House, Beach...

Review: Grizzly Bear – Shields

  Shields presents another bold, textured masterpiece from the extraordinary Brooklinites, Grizzly Bear. Shields sits somewhere between the understated majesty of Yellow House and the kaleidoscopic exuberance of Veckatimest. The album...

Review: Feldspar – The Flat And Paper Sky Vol II

  After the success of their first EP The Flat And Paper Sky Vol I, winning them fans at Radio 2 and causing their impressive...

Review: Jay Leighton – Hours

Jay Leighton’s debut album gets off to a foot-stomping start with the lead single Wish I Was Springsteen and powers through ten tracks of...

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: Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Five Februarys ago, Justin Vernon represented Bon Iver at the Grammy Awards, when the front man was called to the stage to receive the...

Album Review: The Head And The Heart – Stinson Beach Sessions

You know when you love a band so much that you want to love everything they do but also can’t help holding them to...

Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast

Any die-hard fan of Brooklyn-via-Ohio band The National will say the best album is a tie between Alligator and Boxer. This defining era of post grunge, indie...