Author: Ed Dyer

Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights

➤   15 October, 2017, 14:00

Even at the tender age of 21, Memphis based musician Julien Baker already has an acclaimed album under her belt – 2015 solo debut Sprained Ankle, self-recorded when she was just 18. It was a beautiful record...

Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life

➤   1 October, 2017, 17:30

There aren’t many records this that have been as eagerly anticipated as this second album from Wolf Alice. The band are one of the rare success stories during this period of British guitar music’s commercial decline, and...

Ghost of the Avalanche – Obsessive Compulsive Gender…

➤   28 August, 2017, 15:00

I am not sure if it is just me who finds this, but some of the noisiest and most relevant bands I have had the pleasure of hearing in recent years happen to be the smallest in...

Gold Class – Drum

➤   28 August, 2017, 14:30

Drum, the second album from Melbourne post-punk outfit Gold Class launches out of the blocks like Usain Bolt after the last box of chicken nuggets. Album opener and lead single ‘Twist in the Dark’ is a screaming...

Ghostpoet – Dark Days & Canapes

➤   13 August, 2017, 19:00

The title, Dark Days & Canapes, the fourth album from Ghostpoet, says it all – firmly hitting the current UK mood of frustration, anger and despair square in the eyes. It is not a record for the faint...

Lucy Rose – Something’s Changing

➤   13 July, 2017, 21:00

At first glance, Lucy Rose can come across as another Laura Marling-like singer-songwriter, an illusion that is initially reinforced with the graceful, gossamer thin opening to her new album Something’s Changing. Of course, first impressions can be...

Lambhorn – Cascade

➤   13 July, 2017, 21:00

The response generated by instrumental music is always interesting – in a live setting music without vocals and lyrics can often be hard to latch on to, lacking some of the immediate hooks that voices and words...

Meadowlark – Postcards

➤   24 June, 2017, 20:00

Debut album Postcards, from Bristol duo Meadowlark has been eagerly anticipated to say the least, and it couldn’t be better timed, bringing a fresh summer breeze of musical lushness as the days are warming and evenings getting...

Amber Arcades – Cannonball EP

➤   4 June, 2017, 14:27

To all intents and purposes, Amber Arcades is Dutch multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Annelote De Graaf, (a former aide at the UN war crimes tribunals no less) and a selection of session musicians and guests. This, the...

Natalie Holmes – Calm Places EP

➤   3 May, 2017, 17:30

One of the best musical triumphs of recent years has been the diversification and modernisation of folk music. A new generation of artists have grasped the traditions, sounds and soul of the genre; broken, transformed and added...

Sleeptalking – Oh Isn’t It Strange? EP

➤   20 April, 2017, 09:53

A quick scroll through Sleeptalking’s social media feed would give you the impression that they were a tribute to 70’s rock ‘n’ roll and all its excesses, or even that you were stuck in a Life on...

Future Islands – The Far Field

➤   14 April, 2017, 11:00

It’s been a long road for Baltimore outfit Future Islands, a band who have been releasing music for the last 10 years. The Far Field is their 5th album in that time, a period they have used...

Cursor Major – Silent Disco Punch Up EP

➤   12 March, 2017, 17:20

Pop music these days seems to be stuck in some sort of repetitive eddy of mediocrity, each new song sounding awfully like its predecessors, identikit vocals, bland and shallow lyrics and homogenised melodies. You have to sink...

Idles – Brutalism

➤   7 March, 2017, 13:00

Post-punkers Idles are starting to carry some heavy baggage around with them but are making the burden look rather easy. Touted by scenesters as the next big thing out of the west, they wear this title with...