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FutureofWhat – Pro Dreams | Album review

FutureofWhat – Pro Dreams
ALBUM REVIEW

Pro Dreams is a surprising album that’s much more than what it appears to be. It’s a solid and escapist offering from the relatively new band FutureofWhat. The slow dreamy pace of this debut album lulls the listener into a [read more]

Florrie at the Borderline | Live review

Florrie at the Borderline
LIVE REVIEW

Indie-pop princess Florrie made a triumphant return to the London live scene last night, just a few weeks after the release of her latest single, Too Young to Remember. Florrie’s musical journey has been a long one: she’s [read more]

Kosheen at Koko | Live review

Kosheen at Koko
LIVE REVIEW

You may know Kosheen from their (by now old-school) 2001 hits Hide U and Catch; last night they made a triumphant return to performing live at Koko. The band played a mixture of old and newer stuff (appropriately for a band whose [read more]

Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho | Album review

Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho
ALBUM REVIEW

Fall Out Boy have always written anthems. American Beauty/American Psycho is no different, with each stand-out track able to hold its own. Patrick Stump’s voice has a vulnerability to it that is heartfelt and pure, which is what [read more]

Alvvays and Moon King at Scala | Live review

Alvvays and Moon King at Scala
LIVE REVIEW

Canadian indie-pop band Alvvays released their eponymous debut album last July. Since then, they’ve clearly built up quite a following: Scala was stuffed to its labyrinthine gills last night with young couples, and music [read more]

Until the Ribbon Breaks – A Lesson Unlearnt | Album review

Until the Ribbon Breaks – A Lesson Unlearnt
ALBUM REVIEW

Moving from the barest of vocals to a skeletal, cinematic wonderland of sound, A Lesson Unlearnt showers the listener with a deluge of haunting atmosphere and thick R&B groove. Unlike many frenetically paced electronic records, Until [read more]

Hayseed Dixie – Hair Down to My Grass | Album review

Hayseed Dixie – Hair Down to My Grass
ALBUM REVIEW

Hayseed Dixie formed in 2001 with the release of their debut album, A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC, in which they invented their own genre: “rockgrass”, a mixture of hard rock and bluegrass. The band consists of singer John [read more]

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper | Album review

Panda Bear – Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
ALBUM REVIEW

Panda Bear is 36-year-old American Noah Lennox, formerly of Animal Collective, now in a solo career five albums deep. This offering is swathed in warm, old-fashioned synths and drum patterns consciously nodding to 90s hip hop acts like a [read more]

Owlle at the Sebright Arms | Live review

Owlle at the Sebright Arms
LIVE REVIEW

If you ever wondered what Florence and the Machine would sound like merged with Lana Del Ray, search no further. Your answer comes in the form of Owlle: a French solo artist whose red fringe and blue eyes, paired with her hauntingly silky [read more]

Gerard Way at Brixton Academy | Live review

Gerard Way at Brixton Academy
LIVE REVIEW

It must be hard for an established artist from a successful band to step out from that self-made world and forge a new iconic sound. Gerard Way has had such success with emo giant rockers My Chemical Romance but has now taken the brave [read more]

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