Album reviews

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...

Twenty-five years since its beginning, the French Touch house music style continues to influence the work of many artists. This in turn has expanded and evolved the style with each artist’s creation. Zimmer is one of these artists, shaping the French new house scene. Amongst his more quality works are remixes of songs...

You know this feeling when you don’t really know where you are, and suddenly you realise how far you are from the place you thought you were… A narrative musical piece that puts you in context, and inspired by the Spanish Civil War, Maelstrom has created a new album that represents this emotional state. Her Empty Eyes...

Genre bending and boundary pushing psychedelic rock geniuses Pond are back at it again with a new awe-inspiring psych pop epic The Weather. Taking queues from their contemporaries and reinventing their sound for a more accessible yet surprisingly more experimental take on the genre. The Weather is a glitchy, dreamy,...

There’s something so homely about Dappled Cities recent outing Five. Everything feels in its right place; ebbs and flows so elegantly that you feel like you’re a part of the album. And maybe that’s what makes me love ‘Five’ so much. All the bass lines, the high-pitched vocals, the reverb, oh god that reverb. It’s an...

Dead Language has crafted an uplifting yet hauntingly somber EP that takes a look into the world of Dominic Price as a person. It is clear when listening to Like Heart Price has taken comfort in writing lyrics that directly represents his life in that period of time. Drawing from his surroundings Dead Language...

They have been at it for years and while they have garnered a pretty sizable audience Future Islands have always been held back by lackluster mixing and mastering while always putting out catchy and infectious electropop beats – on their new album The Far Field they aren’t breaking any new ground – but they are...