Reviewed – The Dears – Lovers Rock

Rating - 2.5/5 t’s been 3 years since the last offering from The Dears but they’re back with more of their signature indie-pop sound. Their breakthrough album No Cities Left was formed in the crucible of the post 9/11 world, and Lovers Rock emerges in a political and social landscape that is as turbulent, if... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – The Strokes – The New Abnormal

Rating - 4/5 ‘The New Abnormal’ is the culmination of recording sessions stretching back to 2016 featuring production from heavyweight Rick Rubin. It’s a collection of stripped back, mature-sounding tracks that show The Strokes have mellowed significantly, but like a glass of fine wine has aged well; Rubin’s characteristic production complements the simplicity and tranquility... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Graywave – Growing Garden

Rating - 4/5 Birmingham singer-songwriter “Graywave” is fulfilling the vacancy of the emo inspired shoegaze sound that has fallen flat in recent times. Two-track EP “Growing garden” combines elements of the highest points of new wave shoegaze while making it her own at the same time. These two tracks are a great installment into what... Continue Reading →

Reviewed – Osca – New Summer

Rating - 3/5 “New Summer, new lover, got my new shades on” Osca seem to be bringing what the whole country is craving right now. They’ve captured that feeling that comes when Spring shows it's first glimmering shoots of hope and the Summer that promises to follow. Yes the song mentions being in July and... Continue Reading →

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