Tag Archives: new album

Album Review: Anteros- When We Land

Ben Standring/ March 18, 2019

Rising London-based indie outfit Anteros offer an enjoyable but all too familiar collection of dreamy guitar-based pop on their long-awaited debut record. Given the dire status of British indie rock, aside from a handful of artists in the first decade of the twenty-first century, it feels almost as if the genre has been both resurrected and repaired to its prime

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Album Review: Foals- Part 1: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

Faye Nichols/ March 13, 2019

 Foals are the best version of themselves in this instance of momentary bliss, reflecting the anxiety of the world’s current climate.             Foals truly foregrounded the 8th March, stamping their return across the music scene and rising from their hiatus surrounded by rose-red palms and flora. ‘Part 1: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’, the half-dose of their double release,

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The Japanese House @Rough Trade 05/03/2019

Roisin Hickey/ March 8, 2019

Having released 4 EPs between 2015 and 2017 the artistic vision that is the Japanese House celebrated the most recent release of ‘Good at Falling’ by gracing Nottingham’s Rough Trade with its indie-pop and dreamy presence, at one of three intimate gigs to celebrate the debut album with an acoustic performance. With a bar right next to the stage, it

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Album Review: Hozier- ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Ben Standring/ March 3, 2019

Irish singer-songwriter offers a soulful, blues-rock extravaganza emblazoned with rich, gold-tinged poeticism Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s salient poeticism first caused an ethereal storm within the music industry in 2013 following the release of debut EP ‘Take Me To Church’, the title-track of which became a religious-damning sensation. A year later, his self-titled debut record stormed into the charts across the world, establishing

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Album Review: Sundara Karma- Ulfilas’ Alphabet

Ben Standring/ March 3, 2019

Reading indie-rock idols offer a majestically grander adventure into unchartered territories  for a sophomore record emblazoned with emotional intelligence and obsessive hook-laden offerings A spiritual awakening has swept across Reading’s budding music scene since Sundara Karma’s foundation in 2013. Following the release of three sublime EPs, the four-piece brought out debut record ‘Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect’ to

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Album Review: Ariana Grande- thank u, next

Cameron Chadwick/ February 11, 2019

Just 6 months after ‘Sweetener’, Ariana Grande follows it up with an effortless blend of pop and R&B, proving she has every right to be the biggest female artist in the world in 2019. The announcement of a new full-length Ariana Grande album so soon after the triumphant and incredibly charming ‘Sweetener’ seemed to many to be a quick cash-grab,

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Album Review: The Japanese House- Good at Falling

Roisin Hickey/ February 11, 2019

Amber Bain, otherwise known as The Japanese House is back with the debut album ‘Good at Falling’ which is being realised on the 1st March 2019.  To celebrate, Bain has said she will be visiting 3 Rough Trade stores across the UK and will be giving an acoustic performance. Notts locals will be pleased to know that The Japanese House

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Drenge- Strange Creatures Preview/Review

Tom Evans/ January 25, 2019

Drenge’s 3rd studio album, Strange Creatures, due for release on the 22nd February is a thoroughly rambunctious affair characterised by loud, clunky guitars and an intelligent lyrical wit. It’s a record which demands your attention with a smorgasbord of sounds for your earholes: there’s the glitchy, ‘80’s-disco-gone-wrong’ bass-lines, the purgative guitar solos and vocalist Eoin loveless’ unforgiving Derbyshire twang to

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Durand Jones and the Indications@ Rough Trade 19/01/2019

Daisy Carter/ January 22, 2019

Saturday night saw Rough Trade graced with the presence of Durand Jones & The Indications- a soulful five-piece from across the pond who were visiting Notts as part of a mini European tour ahead of the release of their second LP, ‘American Love Call’. The band met as students at Indiana University and originally didn’t expect to pursue music as

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Interview with Beans on Toast

Cameron Chadwick/ December 3, 2018

Indie folk champion Jay ‘Beans on Toast’ released his 10th studio album ‘A Bird in the Hand’ on the 1st December (an annual birthday tradition). A sweet and honest record about family, growing up and the bright side of life, you can read my thoughts on it here. This year, he marks the occasion this year with a performance of

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