Album reviews

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...

Diabolically cool British band, The Wytches, carve brooding cryptic Baroque’n’roll deep into your face with masterfully gloom-ridden follow up album, All Your Happy Life. Prowling venues as a three piece, from their local Brighton haunts to festivals and headline gigs all over the UK, The Wytches have been sharpening...

We know him as the bassist/guitarist of At the Drive In or the band leader of The Mars Volta, but few seem to be paying deserved attention to the innumerable solo efforts of 41-year-old multi-instrumentalist Omar Alfredo Rodríguez-López. The past few decades have proved restless for the Puerto Rican artist dabbling in...

Modest artist Keaton Henson, who has been labelled both heartbreaker and heartbroken, crafts an emotional and imaginative flux of tunes for new album Kindly Now. Henson, who seems to have his hands dirty with every other medium and form of creativity has, apart from this album, also recently released a book of poetry,...

After a three year hiatus and one false start in 2014 the Nashville-based duo Leagues are back and have started right where they left off. Opening with Lipstick Coffee the undertone of electronica kicks in and there is a feeling of Big Black Delta to be coming out of the speakers. It is hard not to be connected to...

The debut album ‘The Balcony’ from UK indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen was a thing of beauty, an album that seem almost impossible to follow. How could a band evolve from that sound? How could they do something better? Would the next album work? They answer all these questions and more with their sophomore...

UK Indie Rock sensation, The Hunna, has recently released their long awaited debut album and it was definitely worth the wait. The guys just crush the competition with a 16 track debut filled with guitar riffs, powerful drums and of course that amazing and unique voice owned by their lead singer and guitarist Ryan....