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 [...]

Josh Ritter | Fever Breaks

Idaho native and former neurosurgeon Josh Ritter wears his heart on his sleeve more than most thanks to his intimate, poetic style that has infused the majority of his albums over the last [...]

The National | I Am Easy To Find

After seven albums you might think you’d know a band and their sound pretty well. As Brooklyn’s The National have grown from cult indie band to Grammy winners, long term fans will have settled [...]

James Blake| Assume Form

7/10 orchestral maneuvers in the dark. James Blake’s transition from post dubstep producer to contemporary songwriter was something akin to the metamorphosis of a ghost assuming form. Blake has [...]

Foals | Part 1 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

7/10 horse-power With the departure of long-term bassist Walter Gervers late last year, front man Yannis Phillippakis stating on Twitter that this album would be something ‘entirely different’, [...]

Karen O | Lux Prima

8/10 Yes Yes Yes! Coming in way too long after its titular single dropped at the end of last year, Lux Prima is a luscious, groovy, sexy affair that shows what happens when two creatives at the [...]

The Specials | Encore

8/10 ska-dazzle Since their 2008 reformation, The Specials have been busy touring, but had seemed reluctant to work on a new record. The fact that the group – now a trio comprising of singer [...]

TOY | Happy in the Hollow

8/10 comeback kids Stumbling into the psychedelic netherworld of Toy is nothing if not a giddy thrill – all soaring chunks of garage-rock and post-punk drama fronted by scraggly-haired frontman [...]

Thom Yorke | Susperia

7/10 Soundtrack scares A listening party was thrown back in December for Thom Yorke’s debut film soundtrack, Susperia, beneath Clerkenwell Prison – a candlelit dungeon with projections dancing [...]