Album Reviews

  1. Wooden Wand - Clipper Ship (Three Lobed Recordings)

    Wooden Wand - Clipper Ship (Three Lobed Recordings)

    Poetic and affecting, this powerful and brooding album is the real deal

    Posted on Apr 27th, 2017

  2. The Vacant Lots: Endless Night (Metropolis Records)

    The Vacant Lots: Endless Night (Metropolis Records)

    US electro/psych duo return with re-tooled sound on synth-pop steeped second LP

    Posted on Apr 25th, 2017

  3. The Black Angels: Death Song (Partisan Records)

    The Black Angels: Death Song (Partisan Records)

    Strong return from the Texas psych titans on their first LP in five years

    Posted on Apr 19th, 2017

  4. WV White: House Of Spiritual Athletes (Anyway Records)

    WV White: House Of Spiritual Athletes (Anyway Records)

    Winning second LP from the Columbus OH band in the grand tradition of US indie, GBV, 'Mats

    Posted on Apr 18th, 2017

  5. Mastodon: Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)

    Mastodon: Emperor Of Sand (Reprise)

    Disappointing return from the Georgia prog metal outfit on album number seven

    Posted on Apr 15th, 2017

  6. Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - Finding Me Finding You (Drag City)

    Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble - Finding Me Finding You (Drag City)

    Former Stereolab vocalist remains a musical explorer to savour on album number four

    Posted on Apr 13th, 2017

  7. Taffy - Nyctophilia (Club AC30)

    Taffy - Nyctophilia (Club AC30)

    Japanese shoegazing crew return with reliably on-form third album

    Posted on Mar 30th, 2017

  8. Arbouretum - Song of the Rose (Thrill Jockey)

    Arbouretum - Song of the Rose (Thrill Jockey)

    Highly impressive, XL proportioned Americana from Baltimore quartet

    Posted on Mar 28th, 2017

  9. Brokeback -  Illinois River Valley Blues (Thrill Jockey)

    Brokeback -  Illinois River Valley Blues (Thrill Jockey)

    Tortoise side project return with evocative trip downstream taking in New Wave and Latin influences

    Posted on Mar 27th, 2017

  10. Desperate Journalist – Grow Up (Fierce Panda)

    Desperate Journalist – Grow Up (Fierce Panda)

    Thrilling post-punk quartet blast back with excellent second album

    Posted on Mar 25th, 2017

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