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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Honey– Written & Directed

Written & Directed, Black Honey’s sophomore album, saturates the cinematic tone established in their acclaimed self-titled debut. The suggestive name and cover foreshadow the album’s glamour-and-gore sonic landscape and match the Tarantino-esque music videos Black Honey adore (death, discos and POV shots) – the opening track even references Django Unchained. Throughout the album Black Honey…


Most anticipated albums of 2019

The Dangerous Summer – TBA At the beginning of 2017, I resigned myself to the fact that one of my favourite bands of all time, The Dangerous Summer, were never coming back. Then they did. Last year saw them drop their self-titled fourth album, go on two world tours and record another album. Excited? An…


New music releases 14/01/17

Nick Mason All These Countless Nights Deaf Havana With All These Countless Nights, Deaf Havana’s fourth full length effort, there is not a note out of place. Wonderful guitar work, brilliant lyricism and soaring melodies make this a record that hits, every song blending everything the band have released. After Old Souls, an underrated album…


Best albums of 2016

Blackstar – David BowieDavid Bowie’s swan song Blackstar is the best album of his career, let alone of 2016!  Blackstar sees Bowie facing his own mortality, and the result is a moving forty-minute tribute to his career. ‘Lazarus’ is an example of genius both musically and lyrically. This Starman’s music will live on eternally. – Claud…

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Editor’s summer playlist

  ‘Go!’ – M83 Set to play numerous festivals worldwide over the next few months, French electronic band M83 provide the perfect summer soundtrack with their 80’s inspired synth-pop. ‘Untitled 06’ – Kendrick Lamar From the recent release of Kendrick’s surprise compilation album, Untitled Unmastered, the imaginatively (un) titled Untitled 06 sounds kind of like…

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Top 35 Albums of 2015

2015. The year Benjamin Clementine scooped the Mercury Prize, we all became ‘Beliebers’ and, most importantly, the year in which the album format proved it won’t go the way of the Dodo as so many predicted at the start of the digital age. Adele smashed sales records, the vinyl revival goes from strength to strength…

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