• Album Review: Sigrid – Sucker Punch

    Norwegian pop star of the future offers a multi-dimensional and emotionally resolute collection of tracks on a quirky yet mature debut record. “With the world’s eyes on her, Sigrid’s debut record is an illustriously refined body of pop, brimming with originality and fearlessness” A rippling tide of momentum has...
  • Album Review: Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1

    Oxford indie-rock favourites produce their best work to date on a monumental fifth record which brims with creativity whilst commentating on global disarray.  ‘In their well-established career to date, Foals have become both a bands-band and a group for all’ When Foals first emerged on the British indie-rock scene...
  • The Japanese House @ Rough Trade Nottingham

    Buckinghamshire-based singer-songwriter wooed an intimate Nottingham crowd following the release of her highly-anticipated debut record.  Having spent four years fine-tuning the intimate nature of her sound, Amber Bain, otherwise known as The Japanese House, finally realised her debut record Good At Falling on March 1 to a warm reception....
  • Album Review: Hozier – Wasteland, Baby!

    Five years after his debut album, Hozier, back in 2014, the Irish singer has produced yet another hit, with songs that are heartfelt, powerful, and political. “Each song is engaging and distinct” The second album of the 28-year-old, Grammy-nominated singer, Wasteland, Baby! was released on March 1st after years...
  • Album Review: Drenge – Strange Creatures

    An intoxicating invitation into an expansive void of darkness, the Loveless brothers have concocted an impressive platform for the future with their third release. Since the Loveless brothers, Eoin (vocals) and younger brother Rory (drums), first formed Drenge in 2010, British underground rock music has transitioned into a dark,...
  • Album Review: The Japanese House – Good at Falling

    The unabashedly ambitious debut record from The Japanese House is filled with a melancholic heart, but lacking distinctive direction.  In 2015, aged just 19, Amber Bain’s Pools to Bathe In EP as The Japanese House instantly connected with a disjointed generation, confused at the daunting task of navigating modernity’s...
  • Palace @ Bodega

    London-based alternative rock trio Palace dazzled a sold-out Nottingham crowd on the second leg of their comeback tour. Following a brief period away from music, Palace offered an exuberant mix of new and old material ahead of the imminent release of their second record. Debut record So Long Forever...