George O'Brien


SOAK – Grim Town // Album Review

Bridie Monds-Watson does possess an exceptional ability to transport the listener to a beautifully cold, movingly desolate place with her incredibly assured, thought-provoking and astute song-writing.

Ohtis – Curve Of Earth // Album Review

The eight-track LP paints a picture of hope, through examining the bleakest moments.

Homeshake – Helium // Album Review

Homeshake goes from strength- to-strength and it’s a treat to float away with Helium.

Ex:Re – Ex:Re // Album Review

Fans of Daughter will be pleased to hear Ex:Re is packed full of chilling emotion, driven by the haunting brilliance of Tonra's unmistakable vocal and themes of heartache and drunken rants.

boygenius – boygenius // EP Review

...could three of the most accomplished new singer-songwriters on the planet really be collaborating?

Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today // Album...

20 years on from their inception, Death Cab may have changed but their brilliance has stayed the same.

the innocence mission – Sun On The Square // Album Review

The band's first effort for Bella Union is simply gorgeous; mission accomplished.

Remember Sports – Slow Buzz // Album Review

Slow Buzz, which comes via ever-loving US indie home Father/Daughter, is the Philadelphia-based four-piece's third LP and their most rambunctious and life-affirming to date.

Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog // Album Review

It's a complex piece of work that both challenges and satisfies at every turn...

Soccer Mommy – Clean // Album Review

This selection of songs maintains all the chilling intimacy we came to love from Collection, while the production of Gabe Wax has added a fullness and instrumental intricacy to proceedings.

Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy // Album Review

One to inspire garage-bound bands and bedroom-stuck songwriters the world over.

Pom Poko // Sounds of 2018

New Sounds 2018: Feel the energy of the wonderful Norwegian lot Pom Poko

Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life // Album Review

At a time when bemoaning the lack of British guitar bands was becoming cliché, the London four - fronted by the increasingly assured charisma of Ellie Rowsell - were a beacon of hope.

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps // Album Review

The quality of songwriting, and most importantly the composure with which these songs are delivered, screams of a musician far further down the line.

The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding // Album Review

If the album's flawless predecessor put The War On Drugs on the map, this effort cements his project as the finest exponent of Americana indie rock on the planet.

Big Thief – Capacity // Album Review

As with its predecessor, the beauty of the work is Adrianne Lenker's ability to blend her stunning songwriting ability...with an almost Brothers Grimm-esque hue...

Jay Som – Everybody Works // Album Review

Perhaps it doesn’t infiltrate the subconscious with the same grip as its Carly Rae Jepsen influence, but cuts like ‘Bus Song’ do lodge between the ears with impressive persistence

New Sounds of 2017 // Sorcha Richardson

Sorcha Richardson features in our New Sounds of 2017 feature.

Honeyblood – Babes Never Die // Album Review

Babes Never Die showcases Honeyblood’s ability to both break hearts and cackle with twisted joy

Bon Iver – 22, A Million

Half a decade since their last release, 22, A Million proves that few can push the boundaries and blend genre with such comfort as Bon Iver

Billie Marten – Writing Of Blues And Yellows // Album Review

Listening to Writing Of Blues And Yellows, it’s really no surprise that Billie Marten has been doing this since the age of eight

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