Whilst Workaround captures the hypnotism of sultry, dusky nights in the club, drawing on the spaciousness of dub and experimental electronica, it's also an incredibly intimate record, deserving of attentive solitary listening.
a record which is both mightily accomplished and manages to effortlessly navigate the naiveties and pitfalls of youth.
Repeated spins reveal its tricked-out geekery, with moments of harsh distortion or woozy keys both charming in equal measure.
A lot can change in four years and WHY?’s latest effort departs quite dramatically from the sound of Mumps.
In ‘Bitter Rivals’, they've unleashed something straddling the line between brilliantly compelling and practically unlistenable.
Despite the dark times that influenced it, the record leaves one buoyant; a reminder that daybreak is always on the horizon.
The pair have carved out a sort of accidental concept album - songs for post-Skins youth in all their late night, drug-taking, love-making glory
The dizzying knot of complex riffs and intricate time signatures remains, but Disappointment Island bristles with a playfulness not heard before
Gum Takes Tooth can as easily serve up palate-cleansing ambient interference as they can tear into mind-numbing drone, Mirrors Fold an hour of the most pleasurable pain
there is much to admire in a young band presenting a sixteen track LP, you can’t help but wonder what could have been shaved in the interest of brevity.
No One Deserves Happiness; a melodramatic title belying so little of the genuine trauma of its contents that it’s laughable
Four years since we last heard from him, on his long awaited debut, Lunice is comfortably at his trailblazing, bat-shit best.
It’s been four years since the release of their self-titled debut, but As Above So Below is worth the wait
Laced with features from Run The Jewels, Obongjayar and Blood Orange, uknowhatimsayin¿ has a maturity to it unlike previous releases from the American rapper.
it’s as often about the teen we wish we’d been as it is the insecure dork we actually were.
Weighty themes indeed, but it's an uncomplicated treat of a listen that contains some of Remy's best work.
This isn’t an easy listen. But what Girl Band have made is the bold and ambitious statement of a band capable of anything. Inventive, ferocious, relentless. If you’ve been looking for An Important Band in your life, they are it.
Fun, thought-provoking and gloriously intriguing, ‘Lousy’ is one thing this record certainly is not.
A curious taste of what might come next, and just so happens to serve as a suitably bleak accompaniment to the utter state of the world.
One thing that doesn't change is the nifty lyrics, the raw and exposed battering riffs, and the bratty boldness.
There’s risk of not delivering when the time comes – but Sigrid's outdone herself.