Psychemagik | I Feel How This Night Should Look

7/10 Balearic bliss Renowned for their expansive, eclectic sets, the UK production team of Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney – better known as Psychemagik – have had a proper rummage around in their [...]

Top ten albums of 2019

Well what a year that was. As we wave goodbye to 2019 and get ready to usher in a new decade, let’s take a moment to revisit ten of the best albums that got us all hot under the collar this year. [...]

Elbow| Giants of All Sizes

Elbow albums can always be a bit hit and miss. With the notable exception of 2008’s Mercury nominated “The Seldom Seen Kid”, most long-players from the Bury prog quintet feature a fair bit of [...]

KIWANUKA | Michael Kiwanuka

10/10 funk soul brother Once a decade, along comes a record that is so timeless, so immersive, so utterly compelling that it takes your breath away. This, the third LP from Michael Kiwanuka is [...]

The Big Moon | Walking Like We Do

9/10 Out of this world Hot on the heels of their 2017 Mercury nomination for debut “Love in the 4th Dimension”, London four-piece The Big Moon have been busy back in the studio knocking out the [...]

Skyzoo & Pete Rock | Retropolitan

8/10 New York state of mind Breathing new life into a long-past era of music can be a tricky sell, but this new collaboration between legendary producer Pete Rock and young blood MC Skyzoo is a [...]

Ezra Furman | Twelve Nudes

7/10 ferocious fun Written in the summer of last year, the eighth album from Ezra Furman is more than a little preoccupied with the dread and anxiety of Trump’s America. “I should not be alone [...]

Foals | Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2

“One of the things we feel we’ve struggled with before is that our creative desire and ambition has not been able to be conveyed on a 40-minute, 10-track album,” complained Foals frontman Yannis [...]

Lana Del Rey | Norman F*****g Rockwell!

8/10 F*****g sublime In case you were wondering, Norman Percevel Rockwell – 1894-1978 – was an American author, painter and illustrator whose works focused on images of the idyllic [...]

IDLES | Joy As An Act Of Resistance

9/10 unpulled As someone who had completely missed the phenomenon that is IDLES, this weekend’s Clifton Downs Festival provided the perfect opportunity to watch the Bristol post-punks finish up [...]