Reviews

Cage The Elephant – Social Cues: Album Review

On their fifth album Social Cues, Cage The Elephant delve into pastures new and old while exploring some of their most personal subject matters to date. Despite this and the obvious moments of class and intrigue, this album feels somewhat laboured and lacking in comparison with their previous efforts.
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James Blake @ O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester – April 7th 2019: Gig Review

On Sunday night I went to watch James Blake on the first night of the UK leg of his Assume Form tour. Performing classic hits, new material and even a cover of hometown heroes, Blake proved his talents on multiple fronts. Here’s what I thought of a huge night for one of the country’s most unsung musical talents. Continue reading “James Blake @ O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester – April 7th 2019: Gig Review”

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Cassia – Replica: Album Review

On their studio debut album with Distiller Records, the Northern trio Cassia bring a cool flavour of anthemic indie music which sounds tailor made for a beach party. There’s a really refreshing attitude on Replica, something which sounds vibrant and colourful; this album was designed to brighten up pretty dreary days. Continue reading “Cassia – Replica: Album Review”

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Dave – Psychodrama: 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”

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Little Simz – GREY Area: Album Review

Little Simz has always been an immensely talented MC on the cusp of something special. Well, she’s finally shattered the glass ceiling here; crafting together a true coming-of-age album that feels as triumphant as it does emotive. The UK rap scene has been on the up for a few years now, but they better make room at the round table for a new face, a new hero to join hip-hop royalty; and her name is Simbi Ajikawo.
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