Orville Peck – Pony // Album Review

We review the forthcoming LP, Pony, from the enigmatic cowboy, Orville Peck.

Helado Negro – This Is How You Smile // Album Review

If, like me, you consider steel drums to be the most joyful instrument on the planet, then you’ll probably concur that Roberto Carlos Lange’s ability to make them resonate with sweet melancholia on ‘Imagining What To Do’ neatly sums up the rich and sumptuous experience of This Is How You Smile.

CHAI – Punk // Album Review

Merging the kawaii influence and positivity of their debut album, Pink, with a powerful and unapologetic feminist standpoint, the Japanese four- piece solidify their concept of self-expression and perfect imperfection without holding anything back.

HEALTH – Vol. 4 :: Slaves Of Fear // Album Review

Following on from 2015's Death Magic, Vol. 4 still packs a fair punch, but once more redraws the lines of what to expect from this atypical heavy band in 2019.

Jessica Pratt – Quiet Signs // Album Review

Pratt's third album is that rare thing, where the music is so preternatural that it's almost impossible to understand how the musician got there.

Hockeysmith – Tears At My Age // EP Review

Now, with Annie Hockeysmith continuing without guitarist Georgie, she’s produced an EP that keeps experimentation alive but introduces flushes of pop.

Mercury Rev – Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited // Album...

The idea of one artist reproducing the work of another isn’t new, but put all thoughts of Ryan Adam’s reworking of T Swift’s 1989 to one side, because Mercury Rev’s loving tribute to Bobbie Gentry’s flop 1968 masterwork is something else.

Little Simz // Album Review

Our review of Little Simz's long awaited album, Grey Area.

Gum Takes Tooth – Arrow // Album Review

The duo have created a wild landscape where you forget where you’ve been and can’t see where you’re going.

Julia Jacklin – Crushing // Album Review

...Jacklin's latest release Crushing is an emotive time-capsule that solidifies the singer's identity and radiates an impeccable sense of self- assurance.

Sneaks – Highway Hypnosis // Album Review

Highway Hypnosis veers between diluted versions of 90s rave culture and bass-heavy hip-hop.

Elder Island – The Omnitone Collection // Album Review

This album pulses with vibrant life.

Chaka Kahn // Album Review

Our review of Chaka Kahn's new album, Hello Happiness.

Homeshake – Helium // Album Review

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

AJ Tracey – AJ Tracey // Album Review

Indeed, that’s exactly what makes his debut album so emphatic – AJ is able to stretch, to absorb new influences, while remaining completely true to himself.

Cate Le Bon // Live Review

Without her usual jagged guitar and driving rhythm section, Le Bon’s voice becomes centre-focus. Read our review from her live show at Kings Place.

Gigs of the Year // 2018

2018: the year that changed the way we look at live shows. We take a look back at some of our favourite live performances from David Byrne, Christine & The Queens, Janelle Monáe and more. 

Jon Hopkins // Live Review

We went to see Jon Hopkin's sold out show at O2 Academy Brixton, a fitting victory lap for the artist after releasing his first album in five years.

Khruangbin // Live Review

We witnessed the spacey and sultry three-piece Khruangbin in Camden’s Roundhouse for their biggest UK headline show to date.

Maribou State // Live Review

Maribou State bring their fresh new live performance back to London for the first time in two years and manage to sell out The Roundhouse with their return to stage.

Rex Orange County // Live Review

We went to see the 20-year-old artist, Rex Orange County at Hammersmith Apollo.