Music Reviews and Artist Interviews

TV On The Radio - Seeds Album Review

TV On The Radio - Seeds Album Review

Album number five from Brooklyn's TV on the Radio finds the band in a surprisingly upbeat mood. On the surface, it's a more consistent and polished set of songs than I was expecting. While it doesn't quite reach the heights...

Frank Turner - The Third Three Years Album Review

Frank Turner - The Third Three Years Album Review

Frank Turner values his loyal fan base. For that he must be applauded. 'The Third Three Years', as the title suggests, is the third such release mopping up demos, covers and unreleased material. By its very nature this compilation is...

FaltyDL - ///I\II\\\\ EP Review

FaltyDL - ///I\II\\\\ EP Review

Never one to rest on his laurels, or let his energies be particularly side tracked, Drew Lustman follows up his fourth album 'In The Wild' with an EP that takes the moderately avant garde pretexts of it's source material and...

Bonobo - Flashlight EP Review

Bonobo - Flashlight EP Review

We much prefer Bonobo's stage name to his real one (Simon Green - all a bit call centre manager, really), but otherwise there's always been lots and lots to love about his work, particularly in the last album 'The North...

McBusted - McBusted Album Review

McBusted - McBusted Album Review

When Busted and McFly announced they would be joining forces as the aptly-titled supergroup, McBusted, nobody could have predicted the massive success that they'd experience in such a short amount of time. In year one of the McBusted saga, the...

Oscar And The Wolf - Entity Album Review

Oscar And The Wolf - Entity Album Review

Fronted by Max Colombie, Oscar And The Wolf are a Belgian act releasing their debut album 'Entity', which has already topped the chart in their homeland.  Their touring schedule includes an imminent show in London before returning to mainland Europe...

The Courteeners - Live Review

The Courteeners -  Live Review

Tonight's show comes in the middle of a headline tour for The Courteeners' fourth record, which hit the top three when released in the summer. The lack of a hometown date on the schedule means an unusually high proportion of...

Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were Album review

Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were Album review

With a Mercury award nominated first album, two Brit awards and a #7 UK album chart debut, folk-favourite Ben Howard has been steadily growing in popularity after being catapulted into the mainstream in late 2011. With a string of..

Eagulls - Nottingham 29th Oct 2014 Live Review

Eagulls - Nottingham 29th Oct 2014 Live Review

On a mild night in Nottingham, Eagulls took stage to a sold-out Bodega club and, looking around, it seemed like Eagulls had landed in this venue at the perfect time. This venue was bouncing when full and, judging by the...

Robert Plant - Lullaby and. The Ceaseless Roar Album Review

Robert Plant - Lullaby and. The Ceaseless Roar Album Review

'Lullaby and. The Ceaseless Roar' is Robert Plant's tenth solo project, which this time sees him bring in a few friends known to recent fans as The Sensational Space Shifters. His frequent experimentations are obvious from all his solo ventures;...

Gorgon City - Sirens Album Review

Gorgon City - Sirens Album Review

It feels like a lifetime since the Gorgons rocked our world with 'Ready For Your Love', the collaboration with MNEK that continued our re-emerging love affair with the skeletal, bomping house of the early 90s. One of those songs that...

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Petter Carlsen -  Interview

Petter Carlsen - Interview

Norway's Petter Carlsen is releasing his album 'Sirens' on November 24th via Function Records. Petter isn't just inspired by other musicians around him but it feels as though he's channelling the beauty of his environment and emotions in nine perfect...

Neulore - Animal Evolve Album Review

Neulore - Animal Evolve Album Review

Hailing from one of the world's great music areas, Nashville, Tennessee, Neulore are based around the talents of Adam Agin and William T. Cook. Their first release was an EP in 2010, whilst this album, 'Animal Evolve', comes off of...

Restorations - LP3 Album Review

Restorations - LP3 Album Review

There seems to be something brewing in Philadelphia. Restorations' third full-length album, handily titled 'LP3', stands alongside The War On Drugs' 'Lost In The Dream' as a highlight of 2014. That both records are respectively their third, and that both...

Hozier - Hozier Album Review

Hozier - Hozier Album Review

Andrew Hozier-Byrnehas undoubtedly had a phenomenal twelve months. Two EPs, one album, numerous festivals and live dates, TV soundtracking, an appearance on Letterman (among many others) and a world wide hit single, 'Take Me To Church'. With a year...

Jamie T - Live Review

Jamie T - Live Review

While the majority of the time support acts at gigs are merely background music, sometimes there can be pleasant surprises. Tonight at Rock City it is one such occasion as there is an interesting prospect supporting Jamie T. Slaves are an...

Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing Album Review

Kill It Kid - You Owe Nothing Album Review

It's true that it's sometimes a thin line between love and hate. One person's kitsch can be another's high culture. In music, as in film, it can often become a tightrope walk of unsurety for an artist, not knowing if...