Corduroy Institute – Eight/Chance/Meetings

Release Date – 21st June 2021 Words: Ben Mills ‘Eight/Chance/Meetings’ is the latest release from Corduroy Institute, and one worthy of your full attention. Corduroy Institute is a “San Diego-based non-profitable institution specialising in sonic research and development”. Before we dive into the newest release from Corduroy Institute, I must first talk about their creativeContinue reading “Corduroy Institute – Eight/Chance/Meetings”

Is ‘Suck it and See’ Arctic Monkeys Most Underrated Record?

Words: Dan Smith Doesn’t nine years just fly by? To think I was only twelve years old when ‘Suck it and See’ was released honestly frightens me, but nevertheless it gives us the perfect opportunity to look back and discuss the often under-appreciated fourth studio album. The Arctic Monkeys fan base is a very dividedContinue reading “Is ‘Suck it and See’ Arctic Monkeys Most Underrated Record?”

Wolverhampton’s Sam Lambeth evokes Bob Dylan and Springsteen in his raw and emotive debut album ‘Love and Exile’

Release Date – 28th May 2021 Words: Tom Farmer Whilst COVID and lockdown has had countless negative impacts, every now and then you discover a silver lining of the last 16 months. For Sam Lambeth, and fans of brooding solo guitar music, a positive amongst the negatives is that the pandemic persuaded the experienced musicianContinue reading “Wolverhampton’s Sam Lambeth evokes Bob Dylan and Springsteen in his raw and emotive debut album ‘Love and Exile’”

Happy Birthday Kelly Jones – Stereophonics Frontman Turns 47 Today

Words: Dan Smith Seeing as though it is the Welshman’s Birthday, today I’ve decided to look back at what I and many others consider to be one of the best debut albums of all time – I am of course talking about ‘Word Gets Around’. There seems to be a recurring themes in my writingContinue reading “Happy Birthday Kelly Jones – Stereophonics Frontman Turns 47 Today”

Black Honey – Written and Directed

Published on 19 March 2021 Black Honey return with their newest album ‘Written & Directed’. With the Tarantino inspired title, the album already sparks nostalgia within before hearing the first track. And you will be hit with a sense of nostalgia throughout.  The record squeezes a whole host of influences in to its 30 minute runContinue reading “Black Honey – Written and Directed”

Tugboat Captain – ‘Rut’

Published on 16 October 2020 Today we’re bringing you the debut studio album from indie-pop quartet Tugboat Captain. “One of the UK-scene’s best kept secrets” – For The Rabbits ‘Rut’ has been described as the bands’ ‘coming of age’ album, recorded at the famous Abbey Road studio; featuring a variety of the band’s friends andContinue reading “Tugboat Captain – ‘Rut’”

I Divorced Life- ‘Petting Zoo’

Published on 17 December 2020 at 19:29  Bringing together a range of surprisingly complementary genres and sounds, I Divorced Life brings us an album so forward thinking it’s almost a blast from the past with ‘Petting Zoo’. Look I know how it sounds, nonsensical gibberish at best, but if you listen or have listened I hope you can understand the reasoning behindContinue reading “I Divorced Life- ‘Petting Zoo’”

Foo Fighters- ‘Medicine at Midnight’

Foo Fighters are back with their long awaited tenth studio album ‘Medicine at Midnight.’ They  have been a band for 26 years, and obviously that’s a very long time, but they have proved that there is no sign of them slowing down. 1. Making A Fire  8/10 –  A powerful opener, with an orchestra backing vocals. YouContinue reading “Foo Fighters- ‘Medicine at Midnight’”

The Killers – ‘Imploding the Mirage’

Published on 1 September 2020 This album comes a year after their headline performance at Glastonbury, a reflective marvel that was inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Brandon Flowers move from Las Vegas to Utah. This is the band’s first album without Dave Keuning since he quit after recording their album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ in 2017. FlowersContinue reading “The Killers – ‘Imploding the Mirage’”

Stay Voiceless – ‘Lies To Tell Your Children’

Published on 28 August 2020 Newport based indie rock band Stay Voiceless, have just released their debut album ‘Lies To Tell Your Children’, made of equal parts sugar and bile. Stay Voiceless are a band that are the underdogs of the indie rock scene. However, this debut album from the Welsh band has not beenContinue reading “Stay Voiceless – ‘Lies To Tell Your Children’”