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.
Despite the pressure being one of the most hyped up albums for the band, …Like Clockwork shows a more raw and personal edge to their unique sound and is their most musically diverse album yet.
Solo project of the star in the Constellation collective.
..makes you, FORCES YOU to put the top down on your car and drive to the beach in the summer sun..
Yay it's Hugh Laurie! (And his second album of jazz and blues.)
Kieren reviews Magic Arm's second album, Images Rolling.
New Sigur Ros album? OK!
Second track ‘LA Calling’, an acoustic, indie sing-along classic [...] makes you reach for the BBQ rather than the lasers.
The Xcerts - In The Cold Wind We Smile
Frightened Rabbit - Quietly Now! Liver! Lung! Fr!
Navvy - Idyll Intangible
Doom - Born Like This
Filthy Dukes - Nonsense In The Dark
The Balky Mule - The Length Of The Rail
Xrabit & DMG$ - Hello World
Polly Scattergood - Polly Scattergood
Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness
The Answer // Everyday Demons
Red Light Company - Fine Fascination
Mongrel - Better Than Heavy