In December, Mourn took to social media to speak out against their Spanish label, Sones, accusing them of holding their second LP “hostage.” Six months on, it can be looked back on as a brave move that ultimately paid off. On their 2014 self-titled debut, Mourn showed that they had put together a post-rock formula… Continue reading MOURN – HA, HA, HE.
With Mitski’s 4th LP, her willingness to tackle discordant themes, and the dynamic nature in which she does it, secures her position as one of the more compelling artists in the indie rock spectrum. Puberty 2 is intensely challenging, with Mitski juxtaposing power with daunting vulnerability, and applying validation and vitality to every sentiment she lays bare… Continue reading MITSKI – PUBERTY 2
Margaret Glaspy’s debut LP is a perfect marriage between a voice and a guitar. It’s a relationship that is the ideal foil the Brooklyn singer/songwriter to self-dissect, but Emotions and Math is much more than a vehicle for Glaspy to analyse her own yearnings and apprehensions. Her grungy riffs are compact, snarling and punching with a great,… Continue reading MARGARET GLASPY – EMOTIONS & MATH
When considered just how unusual, inventive and intoxicating Let’s Eat Grandma’s debut LP is, it’s mind-blowing that Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton are both just seventeen. Their pop music formula is stratospheres away from the norm, with songs regularly clocking in at over five minutes long, taking hallucinatory scenic routes around the landscape and expanding… Continue reading LET’S EAT GRANDMA – I, GEMINI
Not a great deal has changed with The Kills since their arrival at the turn of the century. Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince are still looking every bit as stylish as their ice-cool, chugging riffs sounded on No Wow, and the nucleus of their sound still consists of those riffs charged over sultry, pre-programmed rhythms. Mosshart’s… Continue reading THE KILLS – ASH & ICE
Four years on from The Invisible’s darkly excellent 2nd LP Rispah, Patience boasts a much more glosssy, gleaming sheen to their downtempo take on pop music, but that’s not to say the sound hasn’t lost its complexity. The songs float by as a cohesive unit, with quietly fashionable grooves kept on an unwavering tether. Beats break and skitter… Continue reading THE INVISIBLE – PATIENCE