• If The Beatles Had One More Album In Them

    Since their break-up in 1970, the individual members of the Beatles have had mixed solo success. Ultimately, they’ve been disappointing. In the ’60s, they combined to reach UK Number One 17 times, yet since their break-up, they’ve only added a few number ones to our musical library. To put...
  • Album Review: Kagoule – Urth

    Nottingham’s Kagoule are comfortably rising to prominence, set apart from a clutter of new bands that seem like recycled Nirvana groupies. If it isn’t Cai’s sore vocals and slick guitar that separates Kagoule from this recent trend of beige soft-rock bands, Lucy Hatter’s tranquil vocals and accompanying bass alongside...
  • Album Review: Iceage – ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’

    Denmark’s finest confirm themselves as the band of our generation with their third album – a captivating concoction of contemporary, accessible punk and beautiful, experimental post-punk. Their second, You’re Nothing, was an undoubted musical progression from 2011’s brutal debut New Brigade, but the hyperbola of their progress grows ever...
  • Album Review: The Wytches – ‘Annabel Dream Reader’

    Few debut records offer the maturity and depth that can be found in The Wytches’ long-awaited first LP, Annabel Dream Reader. Although the band jokingly described their sound online as “surf doom”, this is partially accurate. For the most part, the album is a vicious affair warped with psychedelic...
  • Album Review: Viet Cong – ‘Cassette’

    Viet Cong formed as a result of the tragic demise of Calgary-based Women. Their debut release follows the same disjointed post-punk path. Women quickly gained a reputation for the unexpected; taking songs in left field, and sometimes unnecessary, directions. Despite initially feeling more welcoming and pop-orientated, Cassette takes almost...
  • Album Review: Dan Croll – ‘Sweet Disarray’

    It’s the Buddy Holly glasses and his skinny frame that make it easy to underestimate Dan Croll. But if it hadn’t have been for an injury playing for Midlands Rugby Squad at 17, we could have been cheering Croll on at this weekend’s Six Nations. Luckily for our ears...
  • Album Review: Iggy And The Stooges – Ready To Die

    An album titled ‘Ready To Die’ with Iggy Pop stood on the front, presented like a pile of leftover chicken bones, looks like an archetypal example of a bad album spat out by an aging legend. But fear not- it’s not as bad as it seems. In fact, if...