A band who are more than capable of releasing a decent rock song, Catfish and the Bottlemen have also been less than adept at developing their own sound, let alone rock music as a genre. Enter their third studio release: The Balance. The difficult third album. Have they done anything new? No – and while that’s pleasing to some, it’s holding back a band who do actually have potential. Continue reading Catfish and the Bottlemen: The Balance – Review
Band of Skulls return with their fifth studio album, bringing with them a fresh mindset and newly upbeat style. Anthemic vocals and pop production join the familiar riffs and dual lead vocals, but how well do these elements mingle? Continue reading Band of Skulls: Love Is All You Love – Review
With her most ambitious album yet, Lucy Rose strips back her sound to create something stark, intimate and genuinely quite staggering. This is how to make minimal-sounding music that keeps you enthralled. A huge triumph for the underrated singer-songwriter. Continue reading Lucy Rose: No Words Left – Review
Ah, here is some truly lovely news. Goth pioneers The Cure have followed up the announcement that they’ll be co-headlining Glastonbury with the news that their upcoming 14th studio album is finished. Continue reading The Cure announce completion of first new album in 10 years
With depth, power, and no shortage of great guitar riffs and solos, Aiden Hatfield’s debut EP sounds like something he has wanted to make for quite some time, which, in fact, it is.
The multi-talented instrumentalist has created something that reflects his own personality and experiences while sounding professional along the way. A great way to start his musical career. Continue reading Aiden Hatfield: Chapter One – EP Review
With their well-established brand of blues-rooted rock back in full swing, witness the triumphant return of the duo from Ohio. Continue reading The Black Keys: Lo/Hi – Track Review
Arguably one of the most underrated rock acts of the 21st century, Yeah Yeah Yeahs create fresh and undiluted music that’s capable of being both wonderfully unaffected by musical trends and timelessly fashionable. It’s Blitz!, which has just turned 10 years old, is a case in point. Continue reading Classic Album Review: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s It’s Blitz! turns 10