‘Six Great Albums You Probably Missed in 2018 (And Why You Definitely Should’ve Listened)’

Words by Joe Bulger (@notjoebulger) It’s December, and ‘List Season’ really is in full swing once again. In the year that Drake broke any and every streaming record on, well, record, we’ve enjoyed an absurd amount of great new music. But, as with anything nowadays, you can’t possibly listen to it all – no one… Read More ‘Six Great Albums You Probably Missed in 2018 (And Why You Definitely Should’ve Listened)’

Album Review – Vince Staples, ‘FM!’

Words by Joe Bulger (@notjoebulger) Vince Staples is back on the block! The Long Beach rapper made a thunderbolt return to the spotlight this week with the surprise release of his third full-length album FM! It’s his first material offering since standalone single, ‘Get The F**k Off My Dick’, released earlier this year (Staples also… Read More Album Review – Vince Staples, ‘FM!’

Album Review: King Krule – The OOZ

Archy Marshall – South London’s obstinately un-tropical and as ever enigmatic singer-songwriter has a score to settle – “It’s all about the gunk” he told one recent interviewer, “…the snot, the earwax, your spit, your jizz, your piss, your shit—all of that shit. You don’t ever think, Wow, I’m actually pushing all this stuff constantly—my brain’s creating all this… Read More Album Review: King Krule – The OOZ

King Krule battles isolation and loneliness on heavy new single, ‘Half Man Half Shark’

Ahead of the release of his anticipated sophomore album, ‘The Ooz’ next Friday, Archy Marshall, better known as cult Peckham singer-songwriter King Krule has shared yet another new song from his forthcoming LP. Comeback single ‘Czech One’ was an almost feverish cut of prickly, futuristic jazz-noir rhythms and Marshall’s poetic slur. Recent single ‘Dum Surfer’, is doomy, violent even; a gravel-gargling… Read More King Krule battles isolation and loneliness on heavy new single, ‘Half Man Half Shark’

HMLTD share ambitious new progged-out pop single ‘Satan, Luella & I’

Without a doubt amongst London’s most exciting new prospects, HMLTD (You might know them as Happy Meal Ltd. ) blur the lines between musician and art project like no other band has in decades. With an eclectic range of sonic influences, from Talking Heads, to Nick Cave, HMLTD play on an almost brutal clash of genres and… Read More HMLTD share ambitious new progged-out pop single ‘Satan, Luella & I’

Everything Everything announce new album, ‘A Fever Dream’, share lead single ‘Can’t Do’

Unconventional and impressively ambitious, genre-defying Manchester noiseniks Everything Everything, unsurprisingly take little advice from the musical rulebook. Obsessive, complex, and canny, the group, who count Nirvana, Radiohead and even R. Kelly amongst their eclectic set of influences, continue to defy expected indie-rock cliches with each and every release. Call it what you like, band’s like Everything Everything don’t… Read More Everything Everything announce new album, ‘A Fever Dream’, share lead single ‘Can’t Do’

The Japanese House reveals the first teaser of her upcoming fourth EP, ‘Saw You in a Dream’

5 months ago, Amber Bain  was playing some of the biggest and most impressive stages in the country, performing in front of unimaginably massive crowds as she opened The 1975’s sellout December arena tour. It’s now April, and following the release of ‘Swim Against the Tide’, her third EP in just over a year, The Japanese House (Bain’s… Read More The Japanese House reveals the first teaser of her upcoming fourth EP, ‘Saw You in a Dream’

LA four-piece, Warpaint, offer a mesmerising performance at Digbeth’s O2 Institute

Dealing in sparse, atmospheric art-rock, LA indie-rock outfit Warpaint gained critical acclaim through their  intricate, yet expansive guitar-driven sound, which takes in both alluring psych-rock grooves and minimalistic dream-pop to mesmerising effect. Hot on the heels of releasing their more pop-centric third album, 2016’s ‘Heads Up’ , inspired by no less than Kendrick Lamar, Aphex Twin and… Read More LA four-piece, Warpaint, offer a mesmerising performance at Digbeth’s O2 Institute

“Let Sampha be your soulful guide through love, loss and family” – his astonishing debut, ‘Process’, reviewed.

Very few artists can admit to have had the privilege of collaborating with the A-list cream-of-the-crop of US pop, R&B and hip-hop, from achieving guest-spots with the likes of Drake, Kanye, and even Frank Ocean himself, to claiming a hefty presence on Solange’s acclaimed 2016 release, ‘A Seat at the Table’. In fact, you could… Read More “Let Sampha be your soulful guide through love, loss and family” – his astonishing debut, ‘Process’, reviewed.

London Grammar ring in the New Year, dropping a long-awaited comeback single, ‘Rooting For You’

Surfacing from internet obscurity in 2013, electronic three-piece London Grammar, made up of Nottingham University graduates Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman and multi-instrumentalist Dom “Dot” Major turned the ears of the blogosphere with their delicately crafted fusion of sparse, ethereal electronica, gorgeously subtle guitar, and Reid’s brooding vocal delivery. Borrowing freely from the nocturnal indietronica… Read More London Grammar ring in the New Year, dropping a long-awaited comeback single, ‘Rooting For You’