Album Review: Stems – Severance

Album Review: Stems – Severance

Huddersfield three piece Stems came back onto the music scene with a bang earlier this year. After time away to progress and work on their sound, their latest album 'Severance' is a great next chapter for the band. I reviewed Stems 'Polemics' album a couple of years ago and was blown away by the beautiful soundscapes [...]

Album Review: Lauren Ray – We Will Need Courage

Lauren Ray We Will Need Courage Release Date: 1st July 2016 British singer songwriter Lauren Ray has recently released debut album ‘We Will Need Courage’. After the release of her debut EP last year and two singles this year ‘Drive’ and ‘Come To Me’, all receiving great reviews, Lauren is back with her first full [...]

Album Review: Blowouts – A Veteran of Sorts

BlowoutsA Veteran of SortsRelease Date: 23rd October 2015Plymouth act Blowouts have spent the past 18 months hiding away in order to write, record and perfect their debut album and now it has been released, they have burst back on the music scene in style. This first release from them brings forward a new sound that [...]

Album Review: Nothing But Thieves – Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But ThievesNothing But ThievesRelease Date: 16th October 2015Hailing from Southend-on-Sea, this alt rock five piece have fast become a band to keep an eye on. Totting up tens of thousands of followers online and playing relentlessly has all seen the band grow and grow in success. Having recently released this, their debut album, the [...]

Album Review: The Gildings – The Twisted Vine

The GildingsThe Twisted VineRelease Date: 18th September 2015Moniker of Edmund Cottam, The Gildings, produce beautiful, ethereal folk music for all ears. This is the debut album and has become an album of significance particularly for Cottam. After retreating to Anglesey whilst suffering with Graves’ disease, he became inspired by writers and artists he had long [...]

Album Review: Vasa – Colours

VasaColoursRelease Date: 16th October 2015The debut album ‘Colours’ from Glasgow experimental instrumental band Vasa marks the culmination of the four piece’s weird and wonderful voyage through boundary-pushing moments and plenty of experimentation. Fans of bands such as And So I Watch You From Afar, Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky, should love this band’s [...]

Album Review: Deepshade – Everything Popular Is Wrong

DeepshadeEverything Popular is WrongRelease Date: 25th Septemeber 2015Wigan trio Deepshade have spent the past 18 months gaining followers, touring their socks off and capturing the attention of the likes of The Guardian, BBC Introducing and more. All of that has been the build up to the release of their debut album ‘Everything Popular Is Wrong’. [...]

EP Review: Ezekiel Honig – A Film of String & Wood

Ezekiel HonigA Film of String & WoodRelease Date: May 2015Label founder/manager and New York City native Ezekiel Honig has recently released a brand new vinyl EP entitled ‘A Film of String & Wood’. His mix of electronic and acoustic sounds makes for an interesting sound and a great juxtaposition between softer chords and programmed notes. [...]