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Album Review: Hot Chip – A Bath Full of Ecstasy

Alex Barston/ June 16, 2019

This Friday (21st June) sees the return of Hot Chip with their seventh studio album ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy,’ their first since 2015. The London-based indie-tronica quintet famed for earlier songs such as ‘Over and Over’ and ‘Ready for the Floor,’ deliver an album celebrating joy and happiness while pursuing the melancholic approach of pain and toil which it

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Album Review: Charlie Cunningham – Permanent Way

Ben Standring/ June 13, 2019

The classically trained London singer-songwriter delivers a documentation of life’s uncertainties on his glowing sophomore record. The burgeoning mass of British singer-songwriters that have emerged in recent years has slowly moulded into a quagmire of similarity and simplicity, taking away some of the joy from acoustic guitar-based music due to its increasing predictability. However, when London-based Charlie Cunningham released his

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Album Review: Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent

Cameron Chadwick/ May 30, 2019

The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Twitter and most rapidly growing pop star to emerge from the UK since Adele surprises with a stripped-back debut which shows hints of greatness, but struggles to justify 12 songs of lethargic balladry. It’s a miracle I ever listened to this album. Its title is a top contender for The Mic’s ‘Worst Album Name of

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Album Review: whenyoung – Reasons to Dream

Robyn Walford/ May 22, 2019

The young Irish band’s debut album ‘Reasons to Dream’ is set to be released this Friday (24th May) and it is definitely something to get excited about. If you can’t wait that long, the first single ‘The Others’ is out now. Whenyoung have created an interesting sound with their new album, with an array of messages and themes being found

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Album Review: The National – I Am Easy to Find

Alex Barston/ May 15, 2019

The National. The umbrella that stops the hail from hitting your head, the first sip of water the morning after a heavy night of drinking, the woolly jumper that shields you from a bitter winter frost, you get the drift from this obsessional fan. The National are great, and they’re back with their eighth studio album at the perfect time.

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Album Review: Cage the Elephant – Social Cues

Ben Standring/ April 25, 2019

The frenetic Kentucky six-piece offer a highly-ambitious, yet confusing fifth record caught in the throes of heartbreak and loss. Over the course of their thirteen-year history, Cage the Elephant have dipped their toes in their fair share of rock’s offshoot genres. Despite being labelled a classic rock band with a funk and blues stamp to them, the six-piece from Bowling

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Abby Reviews Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life

Abby Clarke/ October 12, 2017

The success of Wolf Alice’s debut album ‘My Love Is cool’ which charted at number 2 meant that there was a lot of expectations surrounding their follow up album ‘Visions of a Life’ which was released on September 29th. As the opening song ‘Heavenward’, which was released as a single on the 18th September, begins it gives a calm, serene

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Album Review: Thick As Thieves, The Temper Trap

Priyanka Mistry/ May 24, 2016

Australian Indie-Alternative band The Temper Trap are back with their much awaited third album. The band rose to popularity with their 2008 single Sweet Disposition (which featured on the 500 Days of Summer Soundtrack). After three long years of recording, Thick as Thieves is finally ready to be released just in time for the bands tour of Australia, Asia and

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The Cribs – “For All My Sisters” album review

Gabriel Burrow/ March 23, 2015

‘For All My Sisters’, the first of two new studio albums from Wakefield rockers ,The Cribs is a self-professed pop-romp, and delivers no end of unabashed riffs and hooks. The album is somewhat of a departure from the raw aesthetic of their previous record ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’, by instead drawing on 80s pop influences. This shift

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Foo Fighters – ‘Sonic Highways’ album review

Gabriella Ahmed/ November 19, 2014

Dave Grohl pretty much defines the rock music movement today, and almost 4 years later has released the sinful glory which is Sonic Highways. Foo’s 8th album seemed to beat the stereotype of classic rock, by recording each individual track in a different American city, in iconic studios where history was made. Sonic Highways captures the essence of being American, whilst having the rock ballads to

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