EP REVIEW: The Faim – Summer Is A Curse

“…a My Chemical Romance style arena anthem combined with Fall Out Boy falsetto vocals and liberal swearing. It’s like the stylistic history of emo in 3 minutes…”

Album review: Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black

Little Bit sets the tone decisively with an unflinching bass line to ramp up the tension. The accusatory tone is warranted. The song’s topic is systemic racism, specifically police shootings: “poor kid they caught him without his license/that ain’t why they shot him/they say he was fighting/So?” No-one is fooled by the official narrative, but nor…

Album review: Kate Ellis – Carve Me Out

“…a timeless sound that still feels contemporary and accessible. It’s haunted by grief, but Ellis’ angelic voice and deft wordplay, combined with rich instrumentation, make the record feel warm and ultimately uplifting…”

Album review: Worry Dolls: Go Get Gone

“The harmonies are sweet and controlled, the instrumentation is subtle. Lyrically, there’s space for nostalgia, regret, even wishful thinking – but not for settling”