Tag: Album Review

Some Great Stuff From the First Third of 2016

Welcome to another installment of this, an (increasingly, it seems) occasional blog in which I wax lyrical about music and artists that have caused me to wax lyrical recently. Perhaps the (increasingly, it seems) occasional nature of this blog indicates how hectic my life continues to be. As I’ve written more for Drowned in Sound […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Andrew Wasylyk, Nova Heart, Ex Libras, Esther Joy Lane, USA Nails, Jono McCleery, Victories At Sea

Ex Libras – Woe EP Watch the lyric video for Woe below This is a special return from Ex Libras. Much fancied around the time of the release of their debut album Suite(s) and its follow up EP Cut(s), the band went off the radar for several years leading up to the release of this […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: A Late-September Roundup

So, dear readers, I’ve been extremely remiss recently and not posted about any of the myriad records I’ve been sent. I bet you were having palpitations. This will be a long post. There are a lot of records to cover. As such I will be perhaps somewhat more cursory than I can be on occasions, […]

Another Catch Up Of Some More Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently

There’s just too much music in the world. I can’t listen to it all. Why should I bother? You might think be thinking such thoughts as the seemingly endless stream of fairly average music spews all over the internet. It’s a good job you’ve got me then, isn’t it. Loads of releases to get through […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: A Catch Up

So, I got busy. I got behind. At some point, the sheer volume of music people who’ve read things I’ve written or who I’ve been in touch with has become huge. What’s astounded me most of all is that the absolute vast majority of it is absolutely brilliant. However, the sad and honest fact is […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Vant, Leprous, Bells Atlas, Built to Spill, Chuck Ragan & Rocky Votolato

Vant – Parasite/Do You Know Me? Double A Side Single Download the single from iTunes here Watch the video for Do You Know Me? below It’s interesting how wrong you can be about a band. I saw Vant in Northampton on their recent tour. They were very….competent. Having been supported by two local bands who […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Lone Wolf, Jaga Jazzist, Maribou State, O Face

Lone Wolf – Lodge Buy Lodge here If you fail to fall in love with this album, I’d have to question whether you love music. It is a simply beautiful collection of songs. Understated, largely centring on the piano and vocals of Paul Marshall, “Lodge” is the first album Marshall has created since his split […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Rainer, The Weather Station, Anthony Strong

Rainer – Water Buy the album here Watch the video For Nocturn below This is the debut album from Rainer. That it sounds far too mature, assured and confident to be a debut album is perhaps no surprise. Both of the bands’ members have been around the block several times in acts which met with […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: Superheaven, Hop Along, Jupiter, Taffy

Superheaven – Ours is Chrome Watch the video to I’ve Been Bored below. Ours is Chrome is out now. Play the bands’ own version of Space Invaders at this link too. Go on, you know you want to, A couple of years ago (it might be longer, my memory isn’t what it used to be), […]

Some Great Stuff I’ve Heard Recently: False-Heads, Fever Dream, Timeshares, San Fermin

False-Heads “Wear and Tear EP” Buy the EP here False-Heads are a new band whose star is definitely in the ascendant. With a sound much in thrall to the grunge rock of the 90s (‘Twentysomething’ from this EP is the kind of song you wish had been on the post-reformation album from Pixies) but which […]

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