Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Shaun Escoffery : Space Rider
New Britsoul hopeful kinda fucks up his chances with boring debut single...
Anyway, enough about Kelis, here's Britsoul wannabe Shaun Escoffery flogging the old interstellar R&B cliche that Jamiroquai killed with 'Space Cowboy' years ago, only more boring. He's signed to the same label that's promoting Omar, which kinda tells you all you need to know: this is UK soul still stuck in a bland, shiny groove that never pulls together into a tune, just like the good ol' Brand New Heavies used to make. Only more boring.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies