Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Owen – The Avalanche

Owen is the solo project of Mike Kinsella, a man whose name is etched into emo history as part of American Football, Cap ‘n’ Jazz, Owls and Joan of Arc. His solo work offers an introspective invitation to his inner most thoughts and with 'The Avalanche', we may have his most open collection to date.
Music Reviews

EP REVIEW: Can’t Swim – When the Dust Settles

SURPRISE! Can’t Swim have released a secret EP, however it's no surprise that these revisits are excellent. As far as lockdown projects go, this is one of the most imaginative efforts and shows the technical prowess of Can’t Swim as musicians.
Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Aerial Salad – Dirt Mall

With the backing of Plasterer Records/Wonk Unit’s Alex Johnson, Aerial Salad have found a new sense of relentless purpose and their sophmore album, 'Dirt Mall', could be the making or breaking of their rise towards the DIY glass ceiling.


Last year Oxford’s MSRY released the EP 'Safety First' to critical acclaim, will following this up with latest offering 'Loss' push the band closer to the plaudits they have gained for their chaotic live performances?
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LIVE REVIEW: Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers, Exchange, Bristol, 11/10/2019

Craig Finn (The Hold Steady, Lifter Puller and Brokerdealer) is in the UK right now playing his first run of shows with the four-piece Uptown Controllers sharing the stage. This year he released the third part in his trilogy of solo releases I Need A New War which continues in his narrative style of writing, we headed to the Bristol date of the tour to see how this works in a live setting.

ALBUM REVIEW: Press Club – Wasted Energy

Press Club took the UK by storm in April on a tour that included sold out shows and festival slots, can they keep pushing forward with their sophomore album 'Wasted Energy'?
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