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”
On her bold and personal debut album, Amber Bain of The Japanese House masters the art of artistic subtlety, creating a soundscape experience that gives you the feeling of dreaming while wide awake. She has placed herself well and truly amongst the most exciting emerging artists of the past few years, as well as proving to be more than able to further lift the ever rising stock of the Dirty Hit record label. Continue reading “The Japanese House – Good At Falling: Album Review”