LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / AMERICAN DREAM

Fans and music lovers all over the globe have rejoiced simultaneously today as seven years of patiently waiting and hoping and longing have finally come to fruition as James Murphy returned with the much anticipated  fourth album by dance-punk giants LCD Soundsystem. Was ‘American Dream’ worth the wait? Of course it bloody was, let’s not even…

COLDPLAY / KALEIDOSCOP EP

Yesterday one of, arguably, the biggest bands on the planet, Coldplay released a five track long EP named ‘Kaleidoscope’ and it’s been said by many already that it more closely resembles their earlier work. Why is this a marketing tool? Well, like a lot of bands nowadays, Coldplay came hot out of the gates in…

STONE SOUR / HYDROGRAD

We’ve been waiting for months and months and months, and even when we were tipped off by the man himself in our 2016 interview with frontman Corey Taylor, we immediately looked forward to the release of a brand new album by heavy metal five piece Stone Sour. Today ‘Hydrograd’ was officially released and of course,…

LIFE / POPULAR MUSIC

The past week was a huge week in music, in fact it was a huge week for British life in general. Amidst a sea of political canvassing and debate, as well two terribly tragic events both in London and, before that, Manchester the whole country has been shook and stirred into an outpouring of emotion…

DAN AUERBACH / WAITING ON A SONG

This past Friday, potentially the must have album of the summer of 2017 was released and it comes curtesy of Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach as he releases his second solo record in eight years. As we all know, The Black Keys are one of the greatest modern rock n roll bands as they’ve famously…

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…