Author: Ben Davy

Electric Soft Parade - No Need to be Downhearted

Electric Soft Parade - No Need to be Downhearted

Electric Soft ParadeNo Need to be DownheartedAlbum ReviewAfter the somewhat patchy American Adventure album, the Electric Soft Parade are back on form with their latest release. No Need to be Downhearted sees the White brothers...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Clinic - Funf

Clinic - Funf

ClinicFunfAlbum ReviewClinic are one of those bands who, for whatever reason, failed to live up to their early promise. Clinic's debut, Internal Wrangler won masses of critical acclaim for its brilliantly scattershot focus and diverse...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Shameless - Smokers Die Younger

Shameless - Smokers Die Younger

ShamelessSmokers Die YoungerAlbum ReviewIrish ex-pat Shameless was always going to find himself compared to Plan B in the white-boy hip-hop stakes, and he's probably not done himself any favours by asking him to appear on...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Justice - Justice

Justice - Justice

JusticeJusticeAlbum ReviewGallic dance duo Justice have proved a somewhat divisive concept for dance fans to take of late, too mainstream for the underground crowd, and too edgy for the mainstream. Justice's debut album borrows liberally...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

Middleman - Neon Nights Mixtape

Middleman - Neon Nights Mixtape

Neon Nights MixtapeAlbum ReviewTo some, namely that amoeba that got kicked off Big Brother, the indie-dance scene is a brand new phenomenon. In reality it has actually been ticking over nicely for a good...

Review posted on 21st June 2007

The Kissaway Trail - The Kissaway Trail

The Kissaway Trail - The Kissaway Trail

The Kissaway TrailThe Kissaway TrailAlbum ReviewBella Union has gained a solid reputation for its output of late, allowing exciting artists like Fionn Regan time to flourish and produce quality records, without any unnecessary industry pressure....

Review posted on 30th April 2007

My Morning Jacket - Okonokos

My Morning Jacket - Okonokos

My Morning JacketOkonokosAlbum ReviewPsychedelic reverb-botherers My Morning Jacket have been thrilling us for the best part of a decade, and now they've taken the high road and released a live album, containing tracks from all...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely

The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely

The Mountain GoatsGet LonelyAlbum ReviewWith his fifteenth album, alt-country stalwart John Darnielle has created the ultimate break-up album. Now, being in a happy relationship myself, it just feels impossible for me to really "get" this...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

Blood Meridian - Kick Up The Dust

Blood Meridian - Kick Up The Dust

Blood MeridianKick Up The DustAlbum ReviewVancouver rockers Blood Meridian release their second album, after winning fans worldwide as part of the current wave of great Canadian music. Kick Up The Dust is a sturdy collection...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

G.Love - Lemonade

G.Love - Lemonade

G.LoveLemonadeAlbum ReviewAs well as being the person who we can "thank" for having discovered Jack Johnson, G.Love creates similarly insufferable albums, with a considerable dollop of unjustifiable smugness. Firstly, the fact that a man who...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

Sound Team - Born To Please

Sound Team - Born To Please

Sound TeamBorn To PleaseSingle ReviewHotly-tipped Texan sextet Sound Team (hows about that for a tongue - twister of an opening line?), have released one of the most astonishing singles of the year. Born to Please...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard

Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard

Eagles of Death MetalI Want You So HardSingle ReviewUm, yeah, like, this song, like totally RAWKS and kicks ASS, dude. It's got Josh Homme in it, and he like totally knows Dave Grohl, and has...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill

Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill

Thom YorkeHarrowdown HillSingle ReviewRadiohead front man, political activist, all-round neurotic grouch, and now solo artist, Thom Yorke is a man with many strings to his bow. The first single from his The Eraser album sees...

Review posted on 4th September 2006

Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue

Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue

Belle & SebastianThe Blues Are Still BlueSingle Review"The Blues Are Still Blue" is probably the sweetest love song which uses a trip to the launderette as an allegory. Or at least in the top ten...

Review posted on 21st March 2006

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

Spotlight on Nirvana: We need to talk about Spencer Elden

The baby on Nirvana’s Nevermind album is suing for sexual exploitation.

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

Album Of The Week: The 39th Anniversary Of 'Upstairs At Eric's' by Yazoo

The unlikely pairing of the The Screamin' Ab Dabs singer Alison Moyet with "pretty boy" pop pioneer Vince Clarke may have been something of an...

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Bob Dylan is accused of sexual abuse, but fans say the facts don’t add up

Bob Dylan is accused of sexual abuse, but fans say the facts don’t add up

Fans are doing their own investigation into Bob Dylan sex abuse claims.

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary of 'Beautiful Freak' by Eels

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary of 'Beautiful Freak' by Eels

Left-field alternative pop didn't really get any better than 'Beautiful Freak' in 1996 and arguably it's rarely been bettered since.

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

Nick Kingswell talks to us about the paramount importance of creative control, being in the presence of Adrianne Lenker and pursuing songs [EXCLUSIVE]

London based Australian artist Nick Kingswell says that he "can't wait to share [his] new songs in a live setting with real humans" now that lockdown...

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever Album Review

Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever Album Review

Happier Than Ever is one of the most highly anticipated album releases of the year, which puts an awful lot of pressure on a woman who’s faced more...

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