The catch-up on album reviews continues, this time with debuts from Clean Cut Kid, The Big Moon and Will Joseph Cook, a sophomore effort from Sylvan Esso and the latest slice of political commentary from Father John Misty.
This is the first of a series of blog posts to be released over the next couple of months catching up on all the albums I’ve been wanting to review but simply haven’t had the time to. As the weeks go on the albums discussed will get more and more recent until we catch up (hopefully) to the here and now. Here I’ll be giving opinions on the latest albums from Blaenavon, Future Islands, Laura Marling, Real Estate and Rose Elinor Dougall!
It’s been about a quarter of a year since reviews have appeared on this blog, but I’ve been quietly forming opinions on albums for the last three months – here’s ten albums I’ve listened to recently (well, 9 albums and an EP) and my thoughts on them. More blog posts to be appearing soon!
2016 has been another year packed to the brim for us all with gigs, festivals and performances – here are my personal Top 5 gigs I’ve seen in the last 12 months!
Shura, BBC Sound of 2015 nominee, has been slowly releasing music over the last year and her unique brand of indie synthpop has had fans begging for more; the opportunity to see her in a venue as small as the Oobleck with the prospect of new material was one not to be missed.
CHVRCHES took the world of synthpop by storm when they released their fantastic debut album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’ back in 2013. The hype for this second album, ‘Every Open Eye’ has been building for some time, helped by their inclusions on the soundtrack of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ and the Radio 1 Re-score of ‘Drive’. But has this second album lived up to all the hype?