Author: Chris Canavan

Mogwai - Atomic Album Review

Mogwai - Atomic Album Review

Tomorrow sees the release of Mogwai's ninth album, "Atomic". An album of reworked songs from the score to last year's BBC Storyville film - Atomic: Living in Fear and Dread. Mogwai refine their new,...

Review posted on 1st April 2016

Alex G - Beach Music Album Review

Alex G - Beach Music Album Review

22 year old Alex G's lo-fi melancholia takes shape once again on Domino-released Beach Music - his first album with a label this size, but his seventh to date.Although Alex G has been splashing around...

Review posted on 9th October 2015

Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin Album Review

Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin Album Review

Obaro Ejimiwe cut his teeth on widely successful, Mercury nominated debut 'Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam' - a sleepy answer to the UK's frigid urban music scene by a very promising producer and vocalist....

Review posted on 9th March 2015

Adventures - Supersonic Home Album Review

Adventures - Supersonic Home Album Review

Pittsburgh kids Adventures now drop their long-awaited debut album 'Supersonic Home'. Adventures is the lo-fi indie outlet for three members of atmospheric hardcore band Code Orange. Their sound is rich with 90s influence from early...

Review posted on 2nd March 2015

Errors - Lease of Life Album Review

Errors - Lease of Life Album Review

It's been 10 years now since seminal post-rock band Mogwai unearthed Errors from their bedroom and signed them to Rock Action Records. In their early releases, Errors championed a distinctly electronic brand of post-rock that...

Review posted on 26th February 2015

BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul Album Review

BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul Album Review

It's a testament to how far hip-hop has come in recent decades that one of this year's biggest releases sees big-name veteran Ghostface Killa collaborating with Canadian jazz trio, BadBadNotGood. 'Sour Soul' comes as the...

Review posted on 25th February 2015

Ghost Culture - Ghost Culture Album Review

Ghost Culture - Ghost Culture Album Review

Things got pretty exciting for London producer Ghost Culture a couple years back when he signed to British label Phantasy - founded by Erol Alkan back in 2007, Phantasy also plays host to Daniel Avery...

Review posted on 23rd February 2015

Roam - Viewpoint EP Review

Roam - Viewpoint EP Review

After signing with Hopeless Records last year, UK band ROAM put out their third EP 'Viewpoint' late last month. ROAM is a five-piece from Eastbourne, South England whose style draws upon pop-punk acts of the...

Review posted on 19th February 2015

Owen - Other People's Songs Album Review

Owen - Other People's Songs Album Review

Since the age of twelve, Mike Kinsella has loaned his creative efforts to up to seven bands spanning nearly forty albums of work. Together with his brother Tim, the Kinsella brothers are responsible for playing...

Review posted on 11th February 2015

Grandbrothers - Dilation Album Review

Grandbrothers - Dilation Album Review

German duo Grandbrothers combine jazz-style piano with a string of electronic techniques to create experimental music that can be both thoughtful and absorbing. The pair gained attention in 2013 when their first track, 'Ezra Was...

Review posted on 6th February 2015

Vessels - Dilate Album Review

Vessels - Dilate Album Review

Aside from being the band's third full-length release, 'Dilate' marks Vessels tenth year since their inception. In these ten years as a band, Vessels have developed their style from a distinctly compelling brand of post-rock...

Review posted on 4th February 2015

Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues

Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues

Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live at Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th February 2015

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Glastonbury 2021 Cancelled: The first of many festivals, or just the biggest casualty?

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Twitter reacts to unforgivable headlines surrounding the death of convicted murderer Phil Spector

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Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Country Club Video

Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Country Club Video

Lana Del Rey takes her 60s vintage aesthetic to the extreme with the video for new single 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club'.

Thom Yorke, Garbage and more react to disastrous visa negotiations

Thom Yorke, Garbage and more react to disastrous visa negotiations

As negotiations continue, it's clear that the UK government doesn't have everyone's best interests at heart.

Racism or white fragility? We need to talk about Lana Del Rey

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The singer awkwardly responded to potential backlash regarding her new album cover.

Album of the Week: The 5th anniversary of David Bowie's Blackstar

Album of the Week: The 5th anniversary of David Bowie's Blackstar

Five years ago, on the day of his 69th birthday and two days before his death, David Bowie released his 25th, and final studio album, 'Blackstar'.

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