Album Review: Crystal Castles – Amnesty

We all have a dark side, and Crystal Castles are back doing what they do best, tearing this out and mixing it into the dark depths of their experimental yet gothic techno sound. No doubt a lot rests on their fo...

EP Review: Ezra Furman – Big Fugitive Life

Ezra Furman’s Big Fugitive Life builds upon his classic Rock and Roll sound, smothered in a modern day twist. Though his album received raving reviews, it’s this six-track release that does more for the singer....

Live Review: Tom Odell at Manchester Town Hall

It’s fair to say that  Tom Odell's last bout of live shows were relatively disappointing,  largely due to songs falling flat from frankly a lack of energy. While there’s no doubting his abundance of talent, whe...

EP Review: Middle Distance – Dahlia

Did anybody know Frank Ocean was going to drop his album on the same day that Middle Distance will release the Dahlia EP? It’s a threatening situation for anybody, but luckily the four-track release by the Buck...

Album Review: Blossoms – Blossoms

Blossoms have been blinking brightly on the radar for some time, particularly after their high profile Glastonbury set in June. It seemed like their self-titled debut album was never going to arrive, with endle...

Album Review: Wild Beasts – Boy King

Wild Beasts have never made music that can be categorised as sensual. Boy King, if anything, gives the hall pass for us to file it under that from now on. “Big cat, top of the food chain” the album opens with a...

Tramlines 2016: grime overload and girl power

The message that Sheffield is a central hub for live music has been echoed throughout generations; a buzzing scene for big bands to perform and a platform for local talent, but it's one I still struggle to gras...

Album Review: ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face

Blank Face sees ScHoolboy Q attempt to define himself as one of the top hip-hop artists currently active in the genre. His previous album Oxymoron was excellent, but many still felt that ScHoolboy had more to o...