Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

The UK’s hottest rock duo Royal Blood return after their stratospheric debut album with more of the same killer riffs and euphoric choruses - energy is certainly not lacking in this one! And that Glastonbury set was something else…These guys are here to stay.

By |2018-02-02T07:44:42+00:00June 29th, 2017|reviews|Comments Off on Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Human

Neo-blues and soul singer Rag ‘n’ Bone Man has come through with a blinding debut album. His deep, powerful vocals and hip-hop-styled beats are a fresh, unique sound in the world of soul – you may have seen his duet with Gregory Porter on this year’s Hootenanny...What a voice! This double LP is a oozing [...]

By |2018-02-02T07:44:45+00:00February 9th, 2017|reviews|Comments Off on Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Human

Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone

Carner’s bars burst with a confidence and maturity far beyond his years on this fine debut effort, and tell the story of his late stepfather’s passing with a poignant honesty – he even makes an appearance on a secret track at the album’s close, using recordings found after his death. A timeless jazzy hip-hop LP [...]

By |2017-02-02T19:44:46+00:00February 2nd, 2017|reviews|Comments Off on Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone

Solange – A Seat At the Table

Solange’s 3rd LP vehemently presents the frustrations of being a black woman, artist and human in modern America, presented through some of the most forward thinking R’n’B we’ve heard in years. Its spoken interludes featuring the Knowles sisters’ parents – you may recognise the surname from Beyoncé – give the record a powerful message and [...]

By |2018-02-02T07:44:45+00:00December 15th, 2016|reviews|Comments Off on Solange – A Seat At the Table

Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win

Hot tip of the year comes in the form of Aussie singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin’s debut LP, “Don’t Let the Kids Win”, a fine collection of country/indie/folk love songs for any generation. With a wisdom far beyond her years, and a youthful inventiveness that permeates through every element of the songwriting, this Lana Del Rey inspired [...]

By |2018-02-02T07:44:45+00:00December 1st, 2016|reviews|Comments Off on Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win

Betty Harris – The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul

This stellar compilation of bread and butter soul takes Betty Harris’ finest A and B-sides from 1965 through 1968, including her famed cover of Solomon Burke’s “Cry to Me”. Most of the tracks were released on the Sansu label, which being solely distributed in New Orleans, makes many of these gems rare as can be! [...]

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The Horrors – Strange House

It’s 2007 and all the UK’s guitar bands are dressed like they’re going into town to buy an Travis album. Enter the Horrors, goth-punks with ambitions higher than anyone could have expected. “Strange House” is a phenomenal statement of intent. Although very different from the band’s later output, it remains a timeless criticism of all [...]

By |2018-02-02T07:44:46+00:00November 10th, 2016|reviews|Comments Off on The Horrors – Strange House

808 State – 90

Widely regarded as one of the most important dance music albums to come out of the UK, “90” unashamedly took the sound of Detroit and made it our own, sparking an electronic revolution that is still going on today. A timeless acid-house classic for any generation. 4.5/5.0

By |2018-02-02T07:44:46+00:00November 10th, 2016|reviews|Comments Off on 808 State – 90