Album Reviews

Africa Express – ‘EGOLI’ review

Earlier this year, Africa Express played one of their biggest gigs to date at Waltham Forest in Leytonstone, east London. It was a diverse...

Banks – ‘iii’ review

Jillian Banks makes music that repays repeat listens. Sure, the L.A. native's alt-R&B bops can be catchy – her most-streamed song, 'Beggin For Thread',...

Various Artists – ‘Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’’

In the wake of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison's tragic passing early last year, one lyric stood out, and has formed the mantra he...

The Soft Cavalry – ‘The Soft Cavalry’ review

The Soft Cavalry’s eponymous debut is borne out of an old-fashioned love-story. Until 2014, Steve Clarke – the group’s mastermind, lead vocalist and guitarist...

Kim Petras – ‘Clarity’ review

There's no faulting Kim Petras's (blonde) ambition. "I wanna feel like Madonna," she declares on the title track of this de facto debut album....

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – ‘Bandana’ review

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib play to two very different audiences. The former is a gruff gangster rapper who evokes a thuggish Tupac in the...

Thom Yorke – ‘ANIMA’ review

Sadly, history failed to record whether Nostradamus was a smug man as well as an insightful one. Yet there must be a part of...

The Black Keys – ‘Let’s Rock’ review

It’s been five years since blues-rock muso duo The Black Keys last graced us with their presence, taking a long break to deal with...

Nimmo – ‘The Power’ album review

Talk of Nimmo’s debut album has been kicking around for years now. As early as 2015, the London duo - who signed a shiny...

Chinatown Slalom – ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ review

Chinatown Slalom are having a party, and you’re all invited. The Liverpool-based group have been regularly throwing raucous house parties in their adopted city...
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