Category Archive: album

Album review: Jamie xx – In Colour

In Colour, the surreal debut from Jamie xx, is simply incandescent to the ears. It is animalistic. Rhythmic. Perhaps a kaleidoscopic representation of modern British dance. But most importantly, it establishes Jamie Smith… Read More

Album Review: Max Gowan – Big People

Incoming sensation Max Gowan makes the most of his 18 years of experience on this Earth with his debut longplayer, Big People. His songs shine at the seams with an inexpressible youthfulness, and… Read More

Review: The Weather Station, Loyalty

Toronto-based artist Tamara Lindeman’s third longplayer has just landed. Melissa Barrass checks it out: ‘Loyalty’ kept putting me in and out of sleep. This is not a bad thing at all. It wasn’t from… Read More

Album Review: Surfer Blood – 1000 Palms

Florida’s Surfer Blood rode to our shores with debut Astro Coast in 2010, praised for their Weezer-meets-Morrissey indie-pop. Signed by a major label to release 2013’s Pythons, only for each party to dump… Read More

Album review: Nosaj Thing – Fated

The popularity of the electronically-produced low-fi music genre has given rise to experiments with samples and mixes. Fated is a showcase of the ability of low-fi to create emotion through its arrangement of… Read More

Album Review: Mikal Cronin – MCIII

Following Mikal Cronin’s breakthrough pop-powerhouse, MCII, comes MCIII, an album which he has described as “bigger” and, in both sound and ambition, he’s right. Featuring more horn arrangements and a fuller sound, as… Read More

Hermitude dance like no-one’s watching

Last Wednesday evening, Australia-based electronic duo Hermitude hosted an exclusive listening party for their new album, Dark Night Sweet Light. We sent Annastasia Robertson along to try out her dance moves: In a nod… Read More

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Quarters

Quarters, King Gizzard’s second album within the space of a year, is a marked departure from their previous release, the eclectic I’m In Your Mind Fuzz. For a start, the appropriately-named Quarters features only… Read More

New Music Review: Taffy, Darkle’s Melissa Barrass checks out the new EP from Tokyo’s dreamy bubblegum-gazers: Two words: Japanese and Shoegaze. That was all it took for me to check out Taffy, a noise-rock reverb-riddled band from… Read More

Album review: Speedy Ortiz, Foil Deer

Adrian Pedić reviews the latest longplayer from the Massachusetts-based four-piece: Speedy Ortiz’ third album, Foil Deer, is to grunge what Tame Impala are to psychedelia. That is, taking inspiration from a well-known and well-worn… Read More

Album review: Howling, Sacred Ground

Howling’s latest longplayer, Sacred Ground, effortlessly plays as if mimicking clockwork and patterns of time, containing 12 tracks, reflecting the hours on a clock and the number of months in a year. Layered with… Read More

EP Review: Cheatahs, 紫 (Murasaki)

Chloe Mayne checks out the latest EP from cross-continental four-piece, Cheatahs: It’s kind of exhilarating when a small jewel like this one washes up on my shore. At a petite four tracks and… Read More