It’s been a long, four year wait, but Foals have finally woken from their slumber. As one of the last few surviving 00’s indie bands, this record could’ve catapulted Foals back to the forefront of British music – or seen them sink into irrelevancy. Following the enormous What Went Down is no small task, and with the departure of bassist Walter Gervers, it was debated whether Foals had already peaked – but the release of this record has put those doubts firmly back to bed. Continue reading “Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1: Album Review”
Saturday the 16th of March marked Viberant Promotion’s inaugural event hosted at Disgraceland Baker Street, Middlesbrough. Local bands Swears, Strangeways and Whale Hill all performed; here’s a little summary of what went down.
Lord knows I’m a sucker for a surprise album, funnily enough I think the lord knows I’m a sucker for a Solange album too. Continue reading “Solange – When I Get Home: Album Review”
In 11 tracks and 51 minutes, Dave has not just shattered the glass ceiling surrounding the UK rap scene, he has soared to prophet level. Stylised as a therapy session, Psychodrama is as raw and honest as albums come; serving as a beacon of guidance for anyone struggling within a wide spectrum of difficult and traumatising topics. When artists like Dave come around we need to cherish him, this truly is one of the most essential releases this country has seen in a long time; Psychodrama is the UK rap album of a generation. Continue reading “Dave – Psychodrama: Album Review”
That time of year is coming again. Every summer XXL drop a new list of freshmen rappers who are considered the future stars of the industry. Sometimes they hit it out of the park and other times they’ve flopped miserably (Check the 2015 list for reference). Here’s an early prediction of this years list, and for the record, YNW Melly and Sheck Wes have been left off of this list with their current troubles with the law. If they were to be cleared for whatever reason, they would’ve both made this list. Continue reading “Predicting the 2019 XXL Freshmen”