Category New Music

Hey What by Low

hey what low

Low is one of those bands that have been around absolutely forever, but who’ve managed to pass many by, mainly because they’re so standout and hard to categorize, they don’t fit any given genre. After all, how many people would…

Texis by Sleigh Bells

texis

There’s always a lot to unpack with a Sleigh Bells album and Texis is no different. It’s a challenge but a rewarding one that shows that there’s still life in the band even now, a decade and six albums since…

Senjutsu by Iron Maiden

senjutsu

The first time I saw Iron Maiden was when I was a 16-year old whippersnapper and they were doing a secret gig on Bruce Dickinson’s first solo tour and they were electrifying. It’s fair to say that they changed my…

All Day Gentle Hold by Porches

All Day Gentle Hold

The Porches return with their fifth album and it’s short and almost saccharine sweet but without ever becoming overwhelming. This is the sound of a band secure in its identity and having fun. All Day Gentle Hold is not an…

Before I Die by Park Hye Jin

before i die

The club’s have been closed for a while but if there’s a DJ we wished we’d been able to catch during lockdown, it would have been Park Hye Jim whose house and techno sets are absolutely stunning.  Before I Die,…

Wilds by Andy Shauf

wilds

Sometimes, you just want a well-told love story to entertain you and that’s what Andy Shauf does on his excellent new release, Wilds.  In fact, this may be the sweetest and most gentle album that we’ve had the good fortune…