In Stopped Wishing I Was Somewhere Else, The Little Stevies have produced their best album yet. It’s an amazing album, full of honesty, beauty and introspection. But no thing is perfect.Continue Reading
For her sixth studio album, Nerina Pallot has produced a funkier, jazzy release. And while it’s relatively short, it’s a delight throughout.
For the record, I had never heard of Jen Gloeckner before 4 months ago, when I received an email, asking me to review her new album VINE. They described it as “hypnotically captivating, and spellbinding music”, and compared it to Twin Peaks, so was intrigued. Plus, there was a song called Ginger Ale!
For an album by Paramore, After Laughter is severely lacking in many of the trademark features we’ve come to know and love from the band. Their new album manages to feel wildly unlike them, and yet inextricably linked to them.
For those who have been wondering “what ever happened to Skye Sweetnam?”, here’s a surprise for you. Sumo Cyco is a punk rock/metal band out of Toronto, where Skye Sweetnam now resides as lead singer, under the alter ego of Sever. With MD13 (Matt Drake) on lead guitar and Thor (Ken Corke) on bass guitar, Sumo Cyco have produced two albums, a live EP, a number of cover singles and a tonne of music videos. I had intended to write a review of their first album, but by the time I got to it, their next album was just around the corner, so here’s a review of that instead.
For the second time since their big hiatus, Garbage has released a new album. And just like last time, it totally snuck up on me. So after a time of avoidance, focused listening, and carefully consideration, I have a mixture of thoughts in the form of this review.
If you’ve heard of Nerina Pallot, you’re probably aware of her breakout hit "Everyone’s Going To War". I heard that song too when it swept the Top 40, but I first properly discovered Nerina Pallot’s work from a later release "Real Late Starter", and since then she’s become one of my favourite artists. She released her 5th album this month, and I’ve got a review of it for you.