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Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Both timeless and absolutely current.

Nai Harvest - Hairball

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Next time out, a bit of variety wouldn’t go amiss.

Villagers - Darling Arithmetic

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Likeable if unexceptional.

Stornoway - Bonxie

Monday, March 9th 2015

This is indie-folk for the Waitrose generation.

The Staves - If I Was

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Exquisitely sung indie folk harmonies with added new brainpower

Duke Special - Look Out Machines

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

This is altogether more personal, dreamlike and surprising.

Flowers - Do what you want to, it's what you should do

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Pick Flowers- it’s what you should do!

Addison's Uncle - I'd Like To Tell A Story

Friday, February 20th 2015

A fine album from another decent local band that promises much.

Father John Mistry - I Love You Honeybear

Friday, February 20th 2015

This has the rock press in raptures. I don’t get it.

Champs - Vamala

Friday, February 20th 2015

Pick yourselves up, Champs, and try again.

Elevant - Dreamface

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Addison's Uncle - I'd Like To Tell A Story

Monday, February 16th 2015

Local band deliver a promising debut.

Chrome and Illinspired - The All C n I

Thursday, February 12th 2015

This is one funky album.

Meghan Trainor - Title

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Forgive me, whilst I 'bang dem sticks' against my head

Kodaline - Coming Up For Air

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

The mix of old and new just don’t seem to mesh well

Peace - Happy People

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Something is happening here

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Nothing more than a car wreck you simply cannot look away from

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space

Monday, January 19th 2015

Like eating jam roly-poly without the custard.

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Kitty, Daisy and Lewis III

Monday, January 19th 2015

A crowning glory.

Gaz Coombes - Matador

Monday, January 19th 2015

Gorgeous, masterful, confessional, and uplifting.

The Unthanks - Mount The Air

Sunday, January 18th 2015

The Unthanks confound this reviewer's expectations and produce the natural successor to Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden.

The Grazing Saints - Selene

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Local band The Grazing Saints turn in a debut of swamp-psyche-blues-rock bordering on greatness.

Atari Teenage Riot - Reset

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

For all their efforts to sound like the noise of the future, Atari Teenage Riot just end up sounding like a dated noise.

Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

In short it’s great. Not in a typical Manson, media-provoking comment-on-the-world kind of way, but in a decent album kind of way.

Darwin & The Dinosaur - A Thousand Ships

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

Decent debut from a local band that deserves our support.

Rats As Big As Dogs - Attract

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Third EP from BSE Rock City's RABAD.

Grin By Growl - Foreward For Tune

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Promising stuff from another promising young band from Norwich

Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance

Friday, December 19th 2014

Ultimately, this album is written for their fans

Funeral for a Friend - Chapter and Verse

Friday, December 19th 2014

Hard-hitting, high energy and thoroughly enjoyable

Rae Morris - Unguarded

Friday, December 19th 2014

Girl In A Thunderbolt - Own Your Bones

Friday, December 5th 2014

Following a brief hiatus, this is a triumphant return from Norwich's own Girl In A Thunderbolt.

Neil Young - Storytone Reprise

Friday, December 5th 2014

Two discs, two distinctly different interpretations of the same set of songs.

Best of 2021

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Here are some of their personal thoughts on what music and much more looked like in 2021.

Superfood - Don't Say That

Friday, November 14th 2014

Well crafted but uninspired and uninspiring Britpop pastiche.

Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions EP

Friday, November 14th 2014

More fascinating folktronica from Jon Hopkins

Broads - Care & Handling EP

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Intriguing stuff from a local chap

Hookworms - The Hum

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Hang on, this could get trippy.

Daisy Victoria - Nobody Dies EP

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

A truly complex talent whose fame is already set to spread beyond our Norfolk borders.

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Thursday, November 6th 2014

It's still very much a Foo Fighters Rock Album

Devo - Miracle Witness Hour

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

This is de-evolution in action