Entwined in vocalist Amber Quintero’s foggy melodies is a serene sadness as Boardwalk chart the steady and inevitable demise of a relationship.
The culmination of the trio’s stratospheric rise, London Grammar’s debut finds them oscillating between brilliantly simplistic pop and less inspiring reproductions of the same idea.
Porcelain Raft: “Everything looks dreamy and out of this world, but what I’m painting is very real.”
An excitable Mauro Remiddi of Porcelain Raft sits down to talk through the inspiration for his new album Permanent Signal and why he will always make music.
Arthur Ashin takes Best Fit on a tour of his introspective psyche, his reaction to being cast as an R&B artist, and obscure psychologists.
Greek sea Gods, vegetarian jazz cafes and “quasi-mystical sideways pop”: Stealing Sheep reveal the story behind their debut album.
Paralytic Stalks is its own album, and is simultaneously frustrating, self-loathing, insecure, thrilling, deranged, and always completely honest.
Gauntlet Hair have got one fantastic idea, and they execute it perfectly on at least one occasion, but that just leaves the rest of the album sounding tiring and overblown, argues Phil Gwyn.
“I’ve consistently made decisions in my life which have prevented me from doing anything other than playing music. It’s gone too far now.” Outfit talk ambition, art and murderers in their garden.
Old Volcanoes is a record that takes a while to understand, but once you do, its discordant harmonies and sloping, off-kilter rhythms start to sound strangely attractive.
It would be unfair to Dutch Uncles to sit here and bash out the names of favourite songs from this record; what is most admirable here is the album as a whole, a perfect balance of accessibility and the avant-garde.
Within the 4 songs of Hot New Trash, FOE, rips and tears apart the media’s current obsession with the ‘next big thing’. Phil Gwyn explores an EP seemingly designed to divide opinion from one of 2011′s brightest young hopefuls.
A return to simple, nostalgic and addictive guitar pop from one of the most talked about English guitar bands in recent years. But, aside from the hype, is it any good? Phil Gwyn decides…
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