Category : Album review

‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ by Dead! is rock and roll at its finest.

10 months ago / 0 comments

After watching the Isle Of Wight scene collapse around them, Dead! was borne out of four guys’ need to bring punk back to their community, and they haven’t slowed down since. ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ is their first ever full-length release, and it’s packed full of the … Read More

Porches ‘The House’: beautiful, vulnerable, striking.

10 months ago / 0 comments

Immediately after the completion of his critically-acclaimed 2016 album Pool, Aaron Maine, aka Porches, got to work on The House, his new full-length release. Indeed, a sense of continuity is clear, with the minimalism and airy synths that underpin his previous works sustained throughout his follow-up. However, the sequel is … Read More

Of Mice and Men’s ‘Defy’ will make you “punch your fist in defiance”.

10 months ago / 0 comments

Over the course of a career that has thus far spanned almost 10 years, Of Mice and Men have undergone a number of line-up changes, with the roles of band-members constantly shifting; the most recent of these saw Aaron Pauley taking full control of vocal duties. Such changes could easily … Read More

Fall Out Boy’s ‘MANIA’ is an “Anthem for a New Generation”

10 months ago / 0 comments

The long awaited MANIA finally dropped after 9 months since it’s first track was revealed, and after being mostly scrapped just a month before the original release date back in September. While some may pine for what could have been, the final result is not disappointing in the least. Fall … Read More

Laura Marling Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan with ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’

10 months ago / 0 comments

Laura Marling has released a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’. She has previously covered ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ with Eddie Berman for his album. Bob Dylan is clearly an influence for Marling. You can hear his easy-going folk style in her original songs and, as one … Read More

Beat Up by Late Night Legacy

11 months ago / 0 comments

2017 is finally over (almost). As we limp towards the new year, saddled with exam revision and any straggling unsubmitted essays, it might be hard to face the new year with anything but the weary resignation that we’ve had in our back pockets for the last twelve months. However, if … Read More

Utopia by Björk

12 months ago / 0 comments

Björk sits boldly on the cover of Utopia, an empress of the blissful world she creates within it. Her ninth album is a brave attempt to express the perfection of being in love, and through it her emotions pour out unrestrained. The result is one of serene beauty: Björk’s powerful … Read More

Synthesis by Evanescence

12 months ago / 0 comments

With Christmas lights being switched on across the country, ’tis apparently the season to re-release some old material (and be jolly of course). Over the last month or so, we have seen a number of high-profile bands reissuing old material in some shape or form; examples include R.E.M.’s critically acclaimed … Read More

‘Red Before Black’ by Cannibal Corpse

1 year ago / 0 comments

Having formed almost 30 years ago, Cannibal Corpse have cemented their position in the bedrock of death metal. The somewhat morbidly named band are one of the most well-established on the death metal circuit, with the recently released Red Before Black being their 14th album, and over the course of … Read More

‘Low In Highschool’ by Morrissey

1 year ago / 0 comments

I first discovered Morrissey and The Smiths at fourteen through a ridiculous quiff I had decided to sprout. A boy in the year above me asked me to recite some lines from ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’ which he said was quite funny. I went home that … Read More