Chris Mandle

Album Review: Chickenhawk – Modern Bodies (Brew)

In the words of Anchorman’s meteorologist Brick Tamland, “LOUD NOISES”. And, er, not a whole lot else really. As a band calling themselves Chickenhawk...

Album Review: Surf City – Kudos (Fire)

Though it was widely anticipated that Bradford Cox would become one of the noughties’ more influential artists, few considered that most of his protégés...

Album Review: Barn Owl – Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey)

There’s something darkly ponderous about this San Fran duo’s third effort – in fact, the record sounds like the scariest Catholic mass you’ve never...

Album Review: Various Artists – Apparat: DJ Kicks (!K7)

!K7’s justly celebrated ‘DJ Kicks’ series and Berlin musician Apparat, aka Sasha Grey, have enjoyed similar career arcs 
to date. They’ve both gone from...
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