Well crafted, well played but ultimately a little too middle of the road to truly excite.
Gothy post-punk is in rude health.
Seventh album from Constellation's most interesting if challenging band. Hard listening but rewarding.
Skindred are one of those bands who refuse to be pigeonholed and their fifth album is no different. More polished and produced than previous releases, 'Kill The Power' is still full of their signature rasta-metal stylings.
Post-rock heroes hit the peaks with their most consistent album yet.
For full satisfaction, ignore the players and concentrate on the music.
Esmerine add Turkish & Middle Eastern influences to their already beguiling post rock
She really wins me over with her penultimate track Dust & Coal, an infectious little guitar lick alongside solid harmonies.
The pioneers of stoner-rock have returned to reclaim the beard-and-mirror-shades look from ZZ Top. Dave Wyndorf and his crew are back with 'Last Patrol', Monster Magnet's tenth studio release, comprising nine tracks of classic material.
Efforts to spice things up with the addition of Flux Pavilion works especially well on the swashbuckling ménage a trois of Gold Teeth
Innocents is an incredibly accessible album, most likely because of the subtle but frequent comments on the nature of being human.
A welcome return from one of the least fashionable but most passionate bands that these islands have produced. Brings back happy memories of human pyramids at 80s festivals without relying on past glories.
'Masks' is a mix of melodic female vocals and, for the first time, male metal screaming. Eyes Set To Kills riffs are heavy, the drums thundering, the vocals strong.
The 1975 are hitting the scene hard. Let’s hope their hitting hard enough to get a reaction.
It’s not all space-aged eccentricity!
They’re not just four guys playing music anymore, they are Rock Stars.
Deaf Havana are back with their new album, Old Souls, and they seem to be leaving their more raw sound with their old album as they progress into a more polished, radio-ready sound.
Lanegan takes us back. Way back.
Perhaps mental illness had taken its toll on Hjaltalin more than I thought, as it was a schizophrenic start, and it didn’t promise to get any more cogent.
From their first LP; The Optimist in 2001, London folk duo Turin Brakes will release their sixth album, entitled “We Were Here”, but will it live up to their past decade of music?
The songs aren’t as personal as previous efforts.
Enough hidden charm to warrant the multiple listens it might need.
The album is a good mix of country infused melancholy melody and alt indie epics.
This is the most vital, essential, urgent music I’ve heard in a long time.
With a name like Tropical Popsicle, I really wanted to like this band.
This is so much an album they wanted to make, not explorations of a blueprint set out for them, and it makes an interesting listen.
The entire album is raw with its unedited music that makes the album appear fresh.
A versatile, diverse album that fits neatly into the parameters of its genre.
Gone are any hints of childish try-hard music, that occasionally appeared in previous attempts, replaced with a more confident and comfortable style.
It's always difficult for a band to live up to the word revolutionary.
IT RUINED MY BATH
Both their musical talent is showcased expertly in this album.
I like to imagine Tom Watson throwing an absolute shit fit in his local constituency office.
Hold on to your harem pants and take tight hold of the ever-shrinking edges of your crop top.
The group seemed to inhabit this kinda subverted sleaziness.
Man, these boys make me want to buy a Citroen Saxo and drive it endlessly round the inner sanctum of the City Walls.
Money - The Shadow of Heaven
They feed off the energy of their audience and really shine.
They have struck the perfect balance of having their own sound without becoming repetitive.
Kieren reviews a complex third album by These New Puritans.