Ah, Dutch pop at its finest; fun, slightly over-reaching itself, frayed at the edges but with bags of charm in tow.
Continue reading “The Very Sexuals – Post-Apocalyptic Love”
It might be looking firmly at 1967, but it’s still great.
Continue reading “Skipper EP”
Drawing on a host of recognisable influences, Something Ain’t Wrong nevertheless does what all truly great records do; it synthesizes all the sum of its parts into a meaningful, coherent and attractive body of work…
Continue reading “Vox Von Braun – Something Ain’t Wrong”
Now there are times where I think it is wholly appropriate to copy. There are also times when it is incumbent on the reviewer to point out quite what has been copied and to judge whether said plagiarism is effective.
Continue reading “Jonas Reinhardt – S/T”
There are nods to North Africa and dronefolk in equal measure. At times there are definite similarities with the dreamy effluence AR Kane created in the late eighties.
Continue reading “Benoît Pioulard – Temper”
This is assuredly a ‘hobo’ record. The band members parade themselves on the front cover like a set of aspirant down and outs.
Continue reading “Turner Cody – First Light”
Great, an elephant and a young boy, seemingly gravity free, float serenely across the cover of this release. That’s the kind of stuff I can buy into.
Continue reading “Miko –Parade”
Torrini is kooky but she knows how to milk emotions through her music very effectively.
Continue reading “Emiliana Torrini – Me and Armini”
We’re talking smoother arrangements, sleeker, sharper choruses, more emphasis on major chord hooks and blitzes.
Continue reading “Blitzen Trapper – Furr”
She’s not scared to rough it up either. Stuff like The Next Messiah and harks back to a classic American sound; a sort of hard drinking country-gent rock: that of Jerry Lee Carl Perkins and Scotty Parker.
Continue reading “Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue”