Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)
February 18, 2013
Dark, spellbinding and compelling... Push the Sky Away sweeps you up and spits you out on the strength of Cave's storytelling ability.
Esben and the Witch â€“ Wash the Sins Not Only the Face (Matador Records)
January 21, 2013
[Showing] precision and development... this a band who have hit their stride.
Dutch Uncles - Out of Touch in the Wild (Memphis Industries)
January 14, 2013
A cohesive record that bristles with a stately atmosphere from start to finish... the best record of their careers so far without a shadow of a doubt.
FAYE - 'Water Against the Rocks' (Best Fit Recordings)
June 25, 2012 (digital), July (physical)
Her range is in-cred-ible [and] the breakdown will make your heart soar.
Daniel Land and the Modern Painters â€“ The Space Between Us (Club AC30 Recordings)
May 28, 2012
Musically, the record shows a well-thought-out tendency to consolidate on [the] signature elements of past work, while adding new things to create a subtly different whole.
Mark Lanegan Band â€“ Blues Funeral (4AD)
February 6, 2012
Blues Funeral is easily the finest album of the year so far.
Hawk Eyes - Mindhammer EP (Brew Records)
December 12, 2011
You can't help but admire the band’s ability to put together watertight studio arrangements that still pack a massive punch.
Real Estate - Days (Domino Records)
October 17, 2011
Like Metronomy’s recent ode to the resorts on the south coast of England The English Riviera, Days evokes rose-tinted childhood afternoons at the seaside with sandy shoes and a bucket and spade.
Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth
March 7th, 2011
Consider yourself warned - it won't be to everyone's tastes, notably those of you who are the kind of people who would have called Bob Dylan 'Judas' at the Free Trade Hall (Google it if you're confused).