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Album review: Public Service Broadcasting – Bright Magic

Album review: Public Service Broadcasting – Bright Magic

Even somehow managing to eschew the term of ‘prog’, Public Service Broadcasting are back with another album with their distinct, conceptual and sometimes borderline bizarre soundscapes. Taking inspiration, and their name, from public archive footage as well as collaborating with …read more

Album review: The Stranglers – Dark Matters

Album review: The Stranglers – Dark Matters

Responsible for the opening soundtrack of one of this reviewer’s favourite films (Sexy Beast), which coincidentally, is only my second favourite peach-related song (thanks The Presidents of the United States of America), The Stranglers are back with their first studio …read more

Album review: Chvrches – Screen Violence

Album review: Chvrches – Screen Violence

Despite being very much USA-based this year for tours and recording, Scottish Synth-pop trio CHVRCHES have delivered their fourth studio album, Screen Violence. How will it compare to previous rave reviews – even being called ‘A godless hurricane of kinetic …read more

Album review: The Metallica Blacklist

Album review: The Metallica Blacklist

Four hours, fifty-three tracks, and even more artists – buckle in, as The Metallica Blacklist is an absolute odyssey.  Outside of the track listing itself, Metallica has very little presence on the album, outside of somehow being a featured artist…on …read more

Album review: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend

Album review: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend

Wolf Alice have been a favourite of mine ever since 2013’s second single ‘Bros’ became the biggest earworm ever to crawl into my lughole and head permanently to my brain. Though I’ve loved both their UK number 2 albums that …read more

Album review: Royal Blood – Typhoons

Album review: Royal Blood – Typhoons

Three albums in ten years. Despite a rocky start in the UK following their Australian conception – Royal Blood have been ubiquitous since charting, be it on radio replays or finding life on game soundtracks – will their third album …read more