Album Review / Chris – Christine and the Queens

"I initially set out to smash against macho culture and macho men […] what does it mean if I’m still this figure, and I’m a woman? Does it make me an aberration? Is it joyful?" Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, is daring. In reference to her first single in over two years, ‘Girlfriend’, the… Continue reading Album Review / Chris – Christine and the Queens

Album Review / Palo Santo – Years & Years

It has been a long three years of waiting for new material from trio Years & Years, sky-rocketing to popularity and chart heights by winning BBC’s Sound of 2015. Flash forward to present day and the band is quite noticeably different, and with new album Palo Santo, they express a new facet of themselves. They are… Continue reading Album Review / Palo Santo – Years & Years

Album Review / Something to Tell You – HAIM

It’s been a long four years, but the wait is finally over: the HAIM sisters are back with their sophomore release, Something to Tell You. Being hailed as a breezy, soft-rock revival, the album sounds a far more polished, glossy effort, which is hard to believe given the high production value on their 2013 debut, Days Are… Continue reading Album Review / Something to Tell You – HAIM

Album Review / After Laughter – Paramore

With yet another change in line-up, Paramore are back with their fifth studio album After Laughter. Following Jeremy Davis’s departure, Hayley Williams and Taylor York are re-joined by Zac Farro, one of the founding members of the band who previously left alongside brother Josh in 2010. With this new line-up comes a whole new style… Continue reading Album Review / After Laughter – Paramore

Album Review / 24 HRS – Olly Murs

Cementing his status as one of the most successful artists to come from Redbrick Music's least favourite TV show, The X Factor, Olly Murs has secured yet another number one album with 24 HRS (his fourth, to be exact). This ties him for most successful X Factor artist with One Direction in terms of number ones, which… Continue reading Album Review / 24 HRS – Olly Murs

Album Review / Nobody But Me – Michael Bublé

Alright folks, it’s that time of year again. The countdown to Christmas has finally begun (hurrah!) and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for a bit of Michael Bublé. Now I’ll be honest. As a massive Bublé fan, the whole ‘he only shows his face at Christmas’ thing gets old, and fast. This… Continue reading Album Review / Nobody But Me – Michael Bublé

Album Review / Viola Beach – Viola Beach

It is hard to review an album such as this due to the circumstances in which it was released, but I have given it my best efforts. Back in February of this year, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin, and their manager Craig Tarry, made headlines after passing away following a crash in Sweden on… Continue reading Album Review / Viola Beach – Viola Beach

Album Review / The Ride – Catfish and the Bottlemen

It’s been less than two years since Catfish and the Bottlemen released their roaringly popular debut, The Balcony and it seems that not much has changed in that time. The Welsh lads (well, at least frontman Van McCann) are still writing about they know best: girls, smoking and drinking, and throwing in wonderful guitar solos left,… Continue reading Album Review / The Ride – Catfish and the Bottlemen