Little Comets - 'Jennifer' (Dirty Hit Ltd)
June 11, 2012
If itâ€™s complexity youâ€™re after, they're not a band for you. But if you want a catchy chorus and a guitar riff to bop along to and feel your worries drift away, they are your boys.
Mystery Jets - Radlands (Rough Trade Records)
April 30, 2012
Mystery Jets are still alive and kicking, and their sound continues to evolve.
The Subways - 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' (Cooking Vinyl)
May 7, 2012
'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is fun, but maybe they could surprise us for once. Their simple formula has served them well - but perhaps itâ€™s time for the teen-angst trio to branch out.
Alabama Shakes - Boys and Girls (Rough Trade Records)
April 9, 2012
This album is refreshing, powerful and essentially flawless... let the blues into your life - you ain't gonna be sorry.
Feeder - 'Borders' (Big Teeth Music)
January 30, 2012
It's refreshing to hear Feeder push the tempo, after previous dreary releases that had us reaching for the off switch.
Electric Ballroom, London
Friday 15th April 2011
Post-hardcore was a great remedy for angst-ridden teens when life consisted of trying to survive Year 11 and drinking too much at house parties at the weekend... is the music still relatable?
Brother - Darling Buds Of May (Chess Club Records)
February 28th, 2011
You've got to admire Brother's ambitious nature, but there's a long way to go before they can be crowned anywhere close to the next kings of Britpop.
Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Wednesday November 17th, 2010
Believe it or not, this is rebellion in its purest, hardcore form, even if these Oxford boys do it with well-spoken voices and a love of birdwatching, instead of smashing up instruments and swearing liberally.
The Temper Trap - Conditions Remixed (Infectious Music)
November 1st, 2010
Conditions Remixed gives the band another dimension. Vocalist Dougy Mandagi’s distinctive vocals lend themselves very well to remix tracks, and the songs make a smooth transition from indie to dance.