hinds – leave me alone

Posted by on January 11, 2016 in , ,

Spain is pretty hot right now – musically, that is, what with Andalusian gutter-blues trio Guadalupe Plata and Madrid garage gang The Parrots releasing strong records in the UK last year. Now Hinds, four women from the Spanish capital, are about to ...Read More

david bowie – blackstar

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in , ,

While The Next Day remains a strong album, its surprise release in 2013 was, in hindsight, more shocking than its contents. Rather than looking back to his previous triumphs, though, on Blackstar David Bowie is pushing his own boundaries once again. ...Read More

best of 2015: Courtney Barnett

Posted by on November 22, 2015 in , ,

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit After releasing just two EPs and garnering global acclaim, Courtney Barnett must have had some wobbles when she came to follow up songs such as "History Eraser" and "Avant Gard ...Read More

best of 2015: john grant

Posted by on November 22, 2015 in , ,

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure A few years back, John Grant embraced his electronic side and relocated to Iceland. His resulting second album, 2013’s Pale Green Ghosts, was an eclectic triumph, ranging from the sarcastic, languid stun ...Read More