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 / 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 / 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

Album Review / August Album Favourites

At risk of sounding like a beauty haul Youtube star, I thought I'd try a new thing in compiling a list of my favourite albums from this month. August is always a good month for music, especially with the sheer amount of music festivals happening at this time of the summer, and this year hasn't… Continue reading Album Review / August Album Favourites

Album Review / Young Blood – Saint Raymond

It has been a long time coming but finally this summer, Callum Burrows AKA Saint Raymond has released his debut album Young Blood. Preceding this release throughout the last year and a half with several singles and EPs, this Nottingham-born artist has started to make waves, his blend of acoustic guitar and anthemic choruses making him… Continue reading Album Review / Young Blood – Saint Raymond

Album Review / My Love Is Cool – Wolf Alice

When you first hear the name Wolf Alice, it is hard to separate initial thoughts from the world of Angela Carter’s fairytales it was plucked from. My Love Is Cool plays out in a similar fashion, the band sticking to the themes of an uninhibited, wild youth but all the while with a refined and polished edge. Cool… Continue reading Album Review / My Love Is Cool – Wolf Alice