Album reviews

Pete Doherty, frontman of well-loved UK band The Libertines, has returned with an incredible follow-up to his first solo album, Grace/Wastelands. The sophomore record, out on December 2nd, comes almost eight years after the release of his well-received debut. Hamburg Demonstrations is an eclectic collection of...

Hi! is the highly anticipated debut E.P. from Byron based surf-punk duo Bleach Girls. After relentless gigging around Bali and the east coast of Australia, the dynamic two-piece recorded their ebullient five track E.P. at Blind Boy Studios this August, and have recently embarked on a thirteen date tour around...

With an EP like Wanderlust, the clue is in the name: Hollow Coves sound is an amalgamation of nature’s influence, travelling stories, and some bloody lovely guitar and vocal work. The band – comprised of Brisbane duo Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins – have already been smashing it with their single, The Woods, which...

Imagine having synesthesia, seeing music and words as colours and memories. If this were the Wax Castle would be a sepia-toned montage of all the best parts of your teenage years, melded together into one overarching, cohesive filmic entity. Sound good? It is. The Detroit-based duo describes themselves as anything...

Olympic is Simon Henner’s aka French79 first solo album in the order of his intention. A graduated and abundant record of electronic music where the strict production fades in front of the freshness of melodies, voices, and different ambiance. A risky and ambitious album for the French producer who had to polish up...

Darcys, Toronto’s most-loved duo, has returned with another record to please us all. Their latest release is a vivid, danceable, and imaginative record by the name of Centrefold, and it’s the perfect comeback for a duo that has been gone for what feels like a century. If there’s anything we could all use right now,...

The term less is more has yet to encapsulate an effort quite as flawlessly as it has for self-dubbed Stonergaze trio True Widow. The Dallas outfit’s formulaic approach has been known to propose a fitting marriage between Shoegazing and Stoner Rock sacrificing complexity for compelling mood and alluring atmosphere....

At the turn of the millennium, a group of 4 college kids decided to mess around with trumpets, Wurlitzer’s, and french horns and decided to make one of the most influential if not most influential emo albums of all time. This group of friends was of course the legendary American Football. With their debut self-titled...

Mapping the Rendezvous is the latest studio album by Manchester indie rock group The Courteeners. After receiving mixed reviews for their two previous albums ( 2014’s Concrete Love and 2013’s Anna), the pressure was on for the band to redeem themselves and deliver a strong, entertaining album. The second track; Kitchen;...

Honeyblood is a band that’s dripping with power, spunk, and lo-fi sweetness – by now that should be common knowledge, considering the fact that the duo was talked about non-stop after the release of their 2014 self-titled debut. They’re about to explode back onto the scene with sophomore record Babes Never Die, and...