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Ward Thomas at The Islington | Live review

Ward Thomas at The Islington
LIVE REVIEW

Double act Ward Thomas are a bit of an oddity in the country music scene, not because they’re twins born just two minutes apart, but because they’re as English as tea and crumpets. They’re sound, however, is proper Americana all the [read more]

Slow Club – Complete Surrender | Album review

Slow Club – Complete Surrender
ALBUM REVIEW

Sheffield duo Slow Club have enjoyed a steadily growing appreciation for their emotive, compassionate music since their formation in 2006. The band has recently released their third LP Complete Surrender and is currently receiving glowing [read more]

Boy Hits Car at Underworld Camden | Live review

Boy Hits Car at Underworld Camden
LIVE REVIEW

Boy Hits Car are something of a relic; representing a bygone era of late 90s and early 00s nu-metal, with strangely feminine vocals (think Korn meets Coheed and Cambria). Last night we caught their show at Underworld in Camden, where metal [read more]

Honeyblood – Honeyblood | Album review

Honeyblood – Honeyblood
ALBUM REVIEW

Glaswegian duo Shona McVicar and Shina Tweeddale make up Honeyblood, and their self-titled debut is simultaneously refreshing and instantly accessible. Formed in 2012 with their first EP recorded in a bathroom, the hype that has surrounded [read more]

Josh Record – Pillars | Album review

Josh Record – Pillars
ALBUM REVIEW

Pillars is the debut album from Josh Record, an alternative/indie musician who already has an impressive list of fans. He has supported artists such as Bastille, London Grammar, Lorde and most recently Sam Smith, and Zane Lowe has named [read more]

Jon Allen – Deep River | Album review

Jon Allen – Deep River
ALBUM REVIEW

London-based singer-songwriter Jon Allen is relentlessly compared to other artists, predominantly the folk masters of the 60s and 70s. These comparisons never fail to be complimentary, and there is no denying that he’s a talented [read more]

John Fullbright – Songs | Album review

John Fullbright – Songs
ALBUM REVIEW

A gentle, bluesy album by folk artist John Fullbright, Songs is a wonderful record that many will enjoy, taking listeners on an individual journey for every song. Opening track Happy was a clever way to begin, with Fullbright’s raw, [read more]

La Roux – Trouble in Paradise | Album review

La Roux – Trouble in Paradise
ALBUM REVIEW

Back in 2009 La Roux was “doing it for a thrill” until she found fame too much to handle and hibernated – until now. Her latest album Trouble in Paradise has a lot to live up to, with her self-titled debut album going [read more]

Rise Against – The Black Market | Album review

Rise Against – The Black Market
ALBUM REVIEW

The seventh studio album from Rise Against breaks lyrical ground for the Chicago punk rock group, while falling back on a familiar musical formula. The Black Market does plenty to maintain Rise Against’s place as the thinking man’s [read more]

Stu Larsen – Vagabond | Album review

Stu Larsen – Vagabond
ALBUM REVIEW

Stu Larsen is a vagabond. He’s travelled the world, sleeping on the couches of friends and strangers; his album cover has him bearded and shaded by glass, standing by the expanse of a lake. Larsen is a man who set out for the open road, [read more]

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