Music

Queens of the Stone Age – Villains

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in , ,

With piano ballads and Elton John, Queens Of The Stone Age’s last album, 2013’s …Like Clockwork, was a left-turn towards the mainstream. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t, but it gave Josh Homme and co their highest chart positions in ...Read More


Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapes

Posted by on August 21, 2017 in , ,

Obaro Ejimiwe, the 34-year-old artist known as Ghostpoet, has been nominated twice for the Mercury Prize but has so far failed to properly cross over to the mainstream. His fourth album, Dark Days & Canapes is unlikely to change anything – it’s f ...Read More


oh sees – orc

Posted by on August 14, 2017 in , ,

John Dwyer’s group have gone by many names since their first album, 1, was released in 2003: OCS, The Oh Sees, Thee Oh Sees, and now just Oh Sees for their 19th album, Orc. This isn’t a reinvention, though, merely a refinement: the group have ...Read More


Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins

Posted by on August 14, 2017 in , ,

It’s been eight long years since Grizzly Bear’s third album broke the group through to the big league of US indie-rock. Veckatimest, produced as usual by the quartet’s multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor, found the four-piece layering strata of ...Read More


Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Posted by on July 19, 2017 in , ,

When Arcade Fire first appeared on the scene almost 15 years ago, they came toting accordions and hurdy-gurdys – today, they come with keytars. They’ve always experimented with instrumentation, sure, but it’s a sign of just how far these Montre ...Read More