fleet foxes – crack-up

Posted by on June 13, 2017 in , ,

Taking a six-year hiatus is a risk for any group, especially if they return with their sound unchanged. While Fleet Foxes’ second album, 2011’s Helplessness Blues, hinted at a progression in their sound, Crack-Up, their new, third album, is a stu ...Read More

ride – weather diaries

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in , ,

21 years after limping out with Tarantula – a Britpop-aping disappointment – Ride return with their fifth album. With shoegaze now critically rescued from the doldrums, today would be a perfect time for the Oxford quartet to resurrect their early ...Read More

Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in , ,

The success of The Silver Globe, Jane Weaver’s excellent 2014 album, was a surprise to many, considering the Widnes-born musician has been releasing music since the early ’90s. Now, though, three years on, Modern Kosmology, the singer and songwri ...Read More

The Black Angels – Death Song

Posted by on April 20, 2017 in , ,

Realising that the slower a song is, the heavier it sounds, The Black Angels operated at a snail’s pace on their powerful, stately debut, 2006’s Passover. Since then, though, the Austin stoner rock group have sped up their songs, and imbibed furt ...Read More

father john misty – pure comedy

Posted by on April 5, 2017 in , ,

On his second album, 2015’s I Love You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman paired grand, kitchen-sink productions with microscopically intimate portraits of a new relationship. Now, however, FJM’s third album reverses the focus, investigating humanity, civi ...Read More