Album reviews

At first glance Villains is as enthralling as it is complex. Plastered in a sort of glossy fuzz, the album bobs and weaves in-between groove and ambiance without a care in the world. The sort of slow build-up to opener Feet Don’t Fail Me as Josh Homme croons as beautifully as he ever has encapsulates the entirety of...

Suffolk Park’s Les Krills are Alain De Carne and film maker Nick Pollet. A band that initially came to fruition with the sole aim of providing backing music for some of Pollet’s videos. It comes as no surprise then, that with their debut EP In Another World, Les Krills present us with five highly cinematic tracks....

Originating from Spain Gorka is a DJ, musician and producer that over the years has become a celebrated name in the underground music scene of Madrid. Prominent electronic elements and progressively elevating sounds. Gorka has no shortage in creativity and variation in his compositions that entice audiences around the...

To say that Planetarium has been divisive would be an understatement. This album has been an absolute hit with fans but been very mixed with critics. Here’s the conundrum, they are both right, Planetarium doesn’t know whether it’s a competent cohesive collection of spaced themed songs, or if it’s a way for Sufjan Stevens...

Ex-member of the late label Bromance and quarter of Club Cheval, the French producer launched on 8th June this year his new label Panteros Media Galaxy and offered us at the same time an eruptive and thrilling EP. Panteros666 , whose real name is Victor Watel comes from the North of France. His experience into the...

Teething is the name of the debut album of Alex Knight, a musician better known as Brightness, and it’s aptly titled considering the content. The entirety of the record feels like a form of growth and of moving onto a new chapter or stage of life, just like a toddler going through the painful process of teething. The...

Versailles rock band Phoenix are back with their sixth studio album Ti Amo, which for those not familiar with Italian or international terms of endearment, translates to “I love you.” The French ensemble that is remembered by the average person for Litsztomania, have created music on this album that is far from the...

While the debut album from Pixx can be most consistently described as synth pop, The Age of Anxiety is stylistically varied. Across its twelve tracks, the album plays in multiple genres at once, most remarkably dream pop and shoegaze. The result is a sonically dense album, mature beyond Pixx’s twenty-one years. Pixx is...

It’s an impressive feat in and of itself, that within the first few seconds of a record, a band manages to encapsulate the energy and atmosphere of their long-awaited, debut album; this all coming in the form of a bellowing scream on blistering first track Second Coming. The much-anticipated release from...

Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon, a relationship that was created on tragedy, progressed into a thing of beauty, known as the synth-pop act Night Drive. This duo is reviving the classic sound of the 80’s and incorporating the distant rhythms of the universe in their first, self-titled album set to be released June...