KASABIAN / FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

So after a full and busy weekend, it’s finally time to get down to business and report back on what may end up being one of 2017’s biggest album releases, and that comes in the form of the returning indie giants Kasabian and their sixth studio album ‘For Crying Out Loud’. The Leicestershire lads are…

MAXIMO PARK / RISK TO EXIST

We’ve been counting down the weeks towards this release and now after a full weekend to revel in it and get to know it, it’s finally time to take a good hard look at the latest and sixth studio album by Newcastles indie/alt rock gods Maximo Park. The release of ‘Risk To Exist’ won’t be brand…

BOB DYLAN / TRIPLICATE

One of the biggest legends of all time in the music world, Bob Dylan released his 38th studio album ‘Triplicate’ this past Friday and the icon doesn’t appear to have missed a beat. The new album features a similar lounge feel to his previous few albums, as he continues to reinvent his sound and his style…

LAURA MARLING / SEMPER FEMINA

It’s always an exciting time when one of the UK’s greatest singer songwriters returns with new music and nine years after her incredible debut album was unleashed upon us all, Laura Marling has now released her sixth studio record, ‘Semper Femina’ and it may just be her best so far. Of course this is always going…

THE XX / I SEE YOU

Back in November, I reviewed On Hold by The XX and cited it as being my song of the year as my excitement started to build towards the band’s third album, I See You. Today sees the release of that album and I’m pleased to start this review by saying it’s excellent. Or…eXXcelent if you will. Opening up…

DAVID BOWIE / NO PLAN EP

Today would’ve been David Bowie’s 70th birthday and there’s numerous events happening across the world (and no doubt somewhere in space) to celebrate but the most exciting has to be the release of a brand new EP featuring tracks written for the Lazarus musical. These tracks were released on the soundtrack to the musical but…

THE ROLLING STONES / BLUE AND LONESOME

It’s been 11 years since one of England’s longest-serving, most prolific and legendary rock bands of all time has released a studio album. 2005 was the last time we heard a full LP of new music by the Rolling Stones when they released ‘A Bigger Bang’ and despite it being a fantastic album, and the…

PETER DOHERTY / HAMBURG DEMONSTRATIONS

Kolly Kibber serves as a fantastic album opener, setting the tone of what we can expect from this highly anticipated 2nd solo album from The Libertines icon. Like many people, I had no idea who Kolly Kibber is so with the help of my good friend, Google; I learned that it was a reference from…

TOY / CLEAR SHOT

TOY have always been one of those bands, that I’m aware of their presence and even their talent, but have always stayed away from and for nothing more than personal reasons. To me, TOY are the kings of the hipster psych movement, and I’ve turned my back on them multiple times, only due to their…

KINGS OF LEON / WALLS

We all know full well that Kings of Leon released their seventh studio album WALLS just over a week ago. Some of you may even know because we’ve talked about it so often on all our various forms of social media. We certainly should have reviewed or spoken about this album release already but between…

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB / GAMESHOW

“Oi Smith! Why’s it taken you so long to review the new Two Door Cinema Club album?!” Something that’s no doubt been said non-stop by visitors to this site since the album, Gameshow was released this past Friday. Probably. Well, wonder no more…it’s taken me this long because a) I’ve been enjoying it too much and b) I’ve…

GLASS ANIMALS / HOW TO BE A HUMAN BEING

So if you’ve been listening to prime time, day time radio over the past couple of months, hanging around amongst the ongoing, stomach churning mediocrity of contemporary dance and electro, plus the extensive force feeding of acts like Drake, Fetty Wap & Rihanna, you may have noticed one new name bouncing merrily around the airwaves…