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

Live Review / Jessie Ware

My last ever live review for Redbrick... no, you're crying. Jessie Ware is in a league of her own, but more so than ever when it comes to a live show. In support of her powerful third album, Glasshouse, Ware made a long-awaited return to the Birmingham Academy stage to treat us to a master-class of what… Continue reading Live Review / Jessie Ware

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

Single Review: Slow Hands – Niall Horan

Another week, another 1D member’s solo effort. This time, Niall Horan is back a second time round with new single, ‘Slow Hands’, and it’s clear that with this track, Horan is well and truly attempting to shake his seemingly holier-than-thou boyband image. We all know that One Direction were never the most innocent of boybands… Continue reading Single Review: Slow Hands – Niall Horan

Single Review: Want You Back – HAIM

Despite being the second flavour of new, long-awaited music from our favourite LA sisters, ‘Want You Back’ is the first official single from HAIM’s upcoming second album, Something to Tell You. The track is a plea, a promise, and above all, the title screams of how an entire world of HAIM fans have felt for the… Continue reading Single Review: Want You Back – HAIM

Single Review / Wild Fire – Laura Marling

There are many things that have already characterised 2017 as another particularly awful year, but the return of Laura Marling is certainly not one of them. While the beginning of this year may have brought with it a new, strongly-opposed US President and several debates regarding feminism and women's rights, Marling has delivered some much-needed sunshine in… Continue reading Single Review / Wild Fire – Laura Marling

Single Review / One Day I’ll Fly Away – VAULTS

Another year, another John Christmas advert. When the festive period hits, the British public waits in anticipation to see just what the department store will do next. In the past, we’ve been treated to animals waking up from hibernation in time for Christmas, a lonely man on the moon, even a long lost snowman couple,… Continue reading Single Review / One Day I’ll Fly Away – VAULTS