Jack McKenna


Summer Camp – Beyond Clueless // Album Review

Incredibly un-Summer Camp, but the duo adapt to their soundtrack duty on Beyond Clueless with enviable ease

The Trouble With Templeton – Rookie // Album Review

All of the contradictory elements seem to complement each other enough to prevent it from sounding confused, instead resulting in an impressive step forward

Playlounge – Pilot // Album Review

The record is single-minded in its approach, but that's what's so enjoyable about it

Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle // Album Review

'Let's Wrestle' is an overall pleasant experience, but it isn't one that will captivate its listeners.

Broken Bells – After The Disco // Album Review

Burton's behind-the-scenes contribution can be harshly overlooked, but only because his influence is constantly drowned out by Mercer's sour whining

Kitty // Rising 2014

Rising Stars of 2014: Kitty (formerly Kitty Pryde) first surfaced in 2012, with the brattish yet refreshing 'Okay Cupid'

Cults – Static // Album Review

You may have been forgiven for thinking that Cults' main ambition in life was to use their songs to sell cider.

Poliça – Shulamith // Album Review

There are only a handful of acts in the world who can make music this enticing, and fortunately for their lucky listeners, Poliça are one of them.

Review // Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder...

Anti // September 2nd It's an extraordinarily long title for a reasonably short album, but Case’s sixth solo album, the first since 2009’s Grammy nominated...

Review // Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Domino - August 19th Anyone who has been lucky enough to come across Julia Holter in last few years is fully aware of how talented...

Review // Selebrities – Lovely Things

Cascine // Out Now East-coast-Americans Selebrities first came to prominence with their self-released 'Ladies Man Effect' EP in late 2010, and nearly 3 years later...

Review // Nadine Shah – Love Your Dum and Mad

Apollo Records // July 22nd After years of shame brought on by Geordie Shore, the citizens of Newcastle upon Tyne have reason to rejoice in...

Review // Cloud Boat – Book of Hours

Cloud Boat – Book of Hours Apollo Records // Out Now Tom Clarke and Sam Ricketts (not the Bolton Wanderers defender) aka Cloud Boat bring us...

Review // Gold Panda – Half Of Where You Live

NOTOWN  // June 10th It's strange to think that it’s been four years since 'Quitter's Raga' entered our consciousness, but here we are with Derwin's...

Review // Small Black – Limits of Desire

Jagjaguwar // May 13th Fed up with their chillwave label, the Brooklyn exports have been away and tried their absolute utmost to rebrand themselves. While...

Review // Adult. – The Way Things Fall

Ghostly International // May 14th Its been six years since the last full-length output from Detroit's ADULT., who took a much needed and deserved hiatus,...

Reviews // Young Dreams – Between Places

Modular Recordings // Out Now Usually sounding somewhere between Crocodiles and Yeasayer, with occasional nods towards Animal Collective, this group of mysterious Norwegians bring us...

Review // The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

Rabid // April 8th It's been seven years since their last album, and Karin and Olof have never been so welcome. Following on from 2006's...

Review // Suuns – Images Du Futur

Secretly Canadian // March 4th Operating as a follow-up to 2011's debut LP 'Zeroes QC', which relentlessly pounded psychedelic prog rock in our ears, Montreal's...

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