Album Reviews

WARPAINT – HEADS UP

Warpaint return with their third LP having made some minor adjustments to a blueprint they’d be foolish to ever fully dispense with. The LA-based four-piece have spent time working on other projects since their excellent self-titled record, and when Heads Up’s first single New Song dropped, fans of Warpaint may well have received bit of a fright at its unashamed pop… Continue reading WARPAINT – HEADS UP

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WILD BEASTS – BOY KING

Wild Beasts are without doubt one of British music’s most valuable commodities, and five albums in, the Cumbria-via-Leeds four-piece are finally living up to their name in a literal sense. In the eight years since their debut LP, their back catalogue has developed into a supremely strong collection, morphing from quirky, artful pop of Limbo, Panto to the visceral pristine of Present Tense without… Continue reading WILD BEASTS – BOY KING

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TUNS – TUNS

The term ‘supergroup’ can be met with eager anticipation or revulsion depending on your standpoint, but TUNS have managed to do something that not many supergroups ever really manage: they’ve released music that sounds similar to that of the bands they’re comprised of. The result? Fans of Sloan, The Inbreds and The Super Friendz should enjoy TUNS regardless of their own taste spectrums. Their jangly, angsty indie-rock is… Continue reading TUNS – TUNS

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THE PARROTS – LOS NINOS SIN MIEDO

If two of Spain’s most recent musical exports are anything to go by, Madrid is firmly tuned into garage-rock. Last year, The Parrots frontman Diego Garcia produced Leave Me Alone, Hinds’ delightfully charming debut which dropped in January, so spotlessly clean production is not something that was ever going to be found with Los Niños Sin Miedo (which fittingly translates to ‘Children Without… Continue reading THE PARROTS – LOS NINOS SIN MIEDO

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DE LA SOUL – AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY…

De La Soul’s first album in twelve years comes at a time where a new age of rappers are threatening to make the scene as good as it’s been in a very long time. While Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper et al. are making great albums in 2016, Pos, Dave and Maseo jaunt back into the… Continue reading DE LA SOUL – AND THE ANONYMOUS NOBODY…