Album Reviews · Reviews in a Nutshell


Unless Yuck’s reshuffled lineup can forge an identity for themselves in future releases, anything they record is going to be plagued by the shadow of their former frontman’s contribution to their excellent debut. Daniel Blumberg quit the group before their second LP (2013’s Glow & Behold), and on that record, the scuzzy rawness that made their… Continue reading YUCK – STRANGER THINGS

Album Reviews · Reviews in a Nutshell


The latest name in the procession of UK artists who are championed by the BBC – and hyped so much that their debut album is going to be a monumental chart success regardless – is Jack Garratt. Musically, Phase shows Garratt off as a vastly talented multi-instrumentalist with a fondness for throbbing subwoofers and an astuteness with… Continue reading JACK GARRATT – PHASE

Album Reviews · Reviews in a Nutshell


In some parts, Victorious isn’t far from being a return to form for Wolfmother, which is now nothing more than a moniker for Andrew Stockdale’s solo work. He’s definitely at his best when his voice is evoking the frenzied ebullience of Ozzy Osbourne, and his proto-metal riffs are galloping furiously, wearing their fuzz with panache. Opening track The… Continue reading WOLFMOTHER -VICTORIOUS

Live Reviews


Wolf Alice rode their critically acclaimed wave into Belfast on Friday, oozing the confidence and assuredness of a band much less fledgling than themselves. The release of a superb debut album, a triumphant festival season and a sold-out tour on both sides of the Atlantic pond made 2015 a pretty stellar year for the London… Continue reading WOLF ALICE – BELFAST MANDELA HALL, 04/03/2016