Sam McMahon

Live Review: Beabadoobee at Liverpool Sound City

Beabadoobee has avoided being pigeon-holed in her career so far, changing genres at every turn. From a folksy acoustic beginning (2018's Patched Up), to a punchy indie sound (2020's debut album Fake It Flowers)...

Inhaler at Foundry, Sheffield: Gallery

Foundry at The University of Sheffield's Student Union, with its dim lighting and low ceilings, is not renowned for its space, but venue scale is not a concept Inhaler seem phased by. Back off the success of pl...

Album Review: Rejjie Snow – Baw Baw Black Sheep

Rejjie Snow’s follow up to his 2018 debut, puts the rapper firmly in a world of his own, as the approach to the tricky second album is tackled. Baw Baw Black Sheep follows a three year pause, punctuated by t...

Album Review: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend

By the time a third album comes along, you often hope the artist has mixed it up a bit, taken a risk. Wolf Alice have not done so on Blue Weekend. But what the London band have done (and done masterfully), is f...
All The Colours Of You Album Cover

Album Review: James – All The Colours Of You

Since the release of 'Sit Down', one of the most seminal tracks of the nineties,  James have released a staggering 15 studio albums – an especially impressive feat when you consider the band had a six-year hiat...

Album Review: Squid – Bright Green Field

With Bright Green Field, Squid wipe the slate clean, destroying any preconception of them as a 'post-punk' band, before shattering the slate entirely to create an uncompromising mosaic of influences and excitin...

Album Review: Pale Waves – Who Am I?

Pale Waves ditch the eighties style guitar riffs and sleek synths of their debut, and instead turn to the 2000's heyday of pop punk for its follow-up, Who Am I? Despite the record largely parroting this era...

Album Review: Beabadoobee – Fake It Flowers

Beatrice Laus better known as Beabadoobee has had a career path that would leave most heads spinning. This career path began from ‘Coffee’ the first song she wrote which went viral after being uploaded to Sound...