Album reviews

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....

Jinja Safari is an enigma while listening to their new album I kept on asking myself, How did I not know these guys exist. There is a genuine sadness discovering a band that is on the brink of releasing their final album. There is now a feeling of being short changed because I really enjoyed Crescent Head, When...

Time is an ever changing thing, unknown to us and to everyone, you are here one day and in the blink of a moment you are gone. But there’s always a possibility that one can leave a memento to be remembered by our loved ones and if it’s great enough by the world. The young and up and coming indie rock band Viola Beach...

UK Indie royalty The 1975 brought us the album with one of the longest names of the year, and along with that album came amazing songs. Songs that jump from love, to ego, to atheism and more with a flow unlike anything you’ve heard before. This is ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of...

With the delicate textures of an intricate snowflake dancing graciously through the air, The Winter Gypsy shift through an array of ambient indie with their debut EP Page I. The six-piece from Adelaide’s foothills announced an east coast tour in support of this upcoming EP, earlier this month. Along with this was also...