Album reviews

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...

Olympia Henshaw, which is as good a stage name as any artist can concoct, instead goes by Mookhi when producing and performing mellow electronic music, released her debut EP Lost and Found on February 24th. Mookhi’s single and prelude to her EP Foul Play featuring vocalist Billy Fox, has received frequent Triple J...

Australian-based band Holy Holy have just released an incredible second album titled Paint. The title is extremely fitting in many ways – for one, the record feels artistic and creative, and the tracks flow into each other effortlessly, like an experienced artist smoothing paint in broad strokes across a canvas. Each...

Internationally-adored trio The xx returned January 13th with their highly-anticipated third album, titled I See You. The record, recorded over the course of two years in multiple locations from Reykjavik to Los Angeles, is an incredibly moving portrait of various stages of love and loss. It’s vivid and full of...

Rennen is the highly anticipated second studio album from London born SOHN. After the success of his debut album, Tremors and working with the likes of BANKS, Lana Del Rey and Rhye, fans and critics have high expectations for his follow up album. The album opens with the theatrical Hard Liquor, which initially...