Album Review: The National – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)

An experimental sonic and lyrical treat The National’s Bryce Dessner seems to be everywhere, he works on so many other projects: the Revenant OST, a ballet, the Planetarium song cycle… Read more

Album Review: Micah P. Hinson – Presents The Holy Strangers (Full Time Hobby)

Gothic opera Having Listened to this fabulously dark tale of gothic Americana it’s no surprise to discover that Micah P. Hinson grew up in a fundamentalist Christian household. The track… Read more

Album Review: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic (Sub Pop)

Time traveller Sam Beam’s music is very much about the journey rather than the destination, but his journeys are over time rather than space. On his first album in four… Read more

These Woods (Human Made): a track by KLARA, Bowers & Wilkins and Volvo

From its beginnings as a compelling advert soundtrack to a fully recorded, produced and released song, “These Woods (Human Made)” is music inspired by the creative partnership between Bowers &… Read more

Album Review: Portico Quartet – Art in the Age of Automation (Gondwana)

Four is the perfect number Portico Quartet have not always been thus, their last album Living Fields was made by only three members of the band when Keir Vine left… Read more

Album Review: Stanton Moore – With You In Mind – The Songs Of Allen Toussaint (Cool Green Recordings)

A lot more than a tribute Allen Toussaint was a legendary songwriter whose death in 2015 rocked the musical world, so you can imagine the impact it had on his… Read more

Album Review: Laurel Halo – Dust (Hyperdub)

Expanding the musical universe by stealth Artists don’t like to be pigeonholed in specific genres, they like to think their work is unique and cannot be filed alongside others. Laurel… Read more

Album Review: Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (Parlophone)

Everything in the same place OK Computer was the album that put Radiohead on the map, they had cult success with the single Creep but it wasn’t until this seminal… Read more

Album Review: This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade Records)

Fun and games in the dark This Is the Kit’s songwriter Kate Stables has figured out that the best way for her to process the world around us is to… Read more