Latest single reviews


The Hyena Kill

Still Sick
Oh no, not another two piece playing downtuned heavy blues orientated rock? There’s does appear to be a glut of these bands at the moment with Royal Blood, Bloo... Read more...


David 9 Lunas

Mushroom Tea EP
To be honest, I have no idea how to characterise David 9 Lunas, I can only say that the songs on this EP have been bringing bigger smiles to my face than anyone... Read more...


The Crunch

Neon Madonna
Yes, all-star power pop rockers The Crunch are still busy making noise and if new single Neon Madonna is anything to go by Read more...


Naomi Rush

Pixel Poetry EP
Naomi Rush is not someone I’ve come across before but on the basis of this debut EP she may well be making a decent name for herself in time to come. Read more...


Mo Evans

Spilled My Love EP
Son of singer Sam Brown and producer Robin Evans releases debut EP. With the success of Sam Smith, there will be a conveyer belt of similar sounding singers Read more...


Nash Albert

When I'm not Around/City is Burning
This double A side from Georgian artist Nash Albert as a fore taster for his forthcoming album is interesting. Read more...


Si Cranstoun

Never Gonna Let You Go
This song sounded very familiar when first heard and it wasn’t just Si Cranstoun’s voice - which is genuinely soulful and is in that Jackie Wilson sort of area. Read more...


The Symptoms

Listening to the Wind That Blows
What started out as a group of musicians coming together to perform a one-off covers gig has grown into something more. Read more...

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Latest album reviews


Calls Landing

"Same old script, vaguely different concept" are lyrics sung by frontman José Armitage of the new alternative emo quartet Calls Landing mid-way into their track... Read more...



Heartbeat Serenade
Folk country music has experienced a bit of a revamp in order to modernise and popularise its sound for contemporary audiences… Read more...


Vince Grant

My Depression Is Always Trying To Kill Me
There are innumerable rock stars who, for whatever reasons, descended into the oblique depths of addiction and depression without a parachute. Read more...


Bill Nelson

Noise Candy
Incredibly, this is an album of such rare genius as to make the normal comparisons and descriptions a bit foolish. Read more...


Dan Patlansky

Dear Silence Thieves
Surprisingly, Dan Patlansky is now on his seventh album but this feels like the one to break him as a major act across the world rather than just his native Sou... Read more...


David Sinclair Four

David Sinclair is something of a polymath – writer, critic, journalist, man about town and musician. But unlike many he actually can talk the talk AND walk the ... Read more...


Tristan Mackay

Wire & Wood
Second album from Devon singer-songwriter that almost never happened. Read more...



The Time
Re-release for second album from twin wonders. It's probably fair to say that until 1987 the most exciting thing to happen to the town of Camberley in Surrey wa... Read more...

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Latest live reviews



Roundhouse, Camden, London
The Roundhouse tonight hosts two bands that are cut from the same cloth - Monument and Karnivool: both bands’ personnel possess dazzling technical skills, are n... Read more...


The Subways

Shepherds Bush Empire,London
No point teasing; The Subways were outstanding tonight. It was no walk in the park though as either by chance or design they had competition from some up and co... Read more...


Robin Trower / Joanne Shaw Taylor

Salisbury City Hall
There was a real sense of the old guard and the new and the naturality of Ms Shaw Taylor was positively infectious but, purely in terms of his playing, Robin Tr... Read more...


Paul Simon & Sting

Forum, Milan
Paul Simon and Sting sharing a stage is a very intriguing combination even if my instinct on the matter, is the same as let’s say Read more...


Royal Blood

Alcatraz, Milan
Royal Blood’s gig tonight in Milan is a rescheduled one from October 2014, and shows how things can change as these have been 5 sweet Read more...



Mayrhofen, Austria
As part of our ongoing ‘Musical Destinations’ series transported itself to Austria, via Munich airport, to experience the high altitude thrill th... Read more...


The Sonics

Brighton Music Hall, Boston
The Sonics Come Roaring Into Boston.


Courtney Barnett

Electric Ballroom, Camden
The Ballroom is an historic place, and you're reminded of it as you descend the stairs into the venue. To the right the Smiths Read more...

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