Tag Archive: indie music reviews

Wave Machines – Ill Fit (single) (Neapolitan)

“Ill Fit” first caught the attention of Sound Advice last week via Huw Stephens program on BBC Radio 1. Following a slew of singles over the past few years, Liverpool’s Wave Machines will release… Continue reading

Cold Pumas – Persistent Malaise (album) (Faux Discx / Gringo Records / Italian Beach Babes)

Only weeks after reviewing the single “Fog Cutter” (read review), it’s like Christmas has come early with the arrival of Cold Pumas album, ‘Persistent Malaise’. Following a handful of 7” releases over the… Continue reading

Torches – Someone Needs A Ritual / Wolves (single) (Heart Throb Records)

“Someone Needs A Ritual” is the second single from London five piece Torches, which follows the success of their debut single “Sky Blue & Ivory”, which was released in July. More immediate, poppy… Continue reading

Archive – Hatchet (single) (V2)

London’s Archive, formed by Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths in 1994, may be megastars in Europe but elsewhere it has been a source of frustration and certainly nothing to do with the quality… Continue reading

Idles – Welcome (EP) (Fear of Fiction)

‘Welcome’ is the debut 4-song EP from up and coming Bristol quartet, Idles. The album-art says it all, really. This is not pretty music. ‘Welcome’ is a dark and pretty darn intense post-punk… Continue reading

Stealing Sheep – ‘Genevieve (Amusement remix)’ (single) (Heavenly Recordings)

“Genevieve” is the second single from the Liverpool, alt-pop female trio Stealing Sheep and is lifted off their debut album ‘Into The Diamond Sun’, which was released last month. OK, first listen to… Continue reading

The Killers – Battle Born (album) (Island / Universal Music Group)

It has been four years since the Las Vegas quartet released their last record, ‘Day and Age’ and expectations were understandably high following the announcement of ‘Battle Born’. The first single ‘Runaways’ (read… Continue reading

Bat For Lashes – All Your Gold (single) (Parlophone / EMI)

Following the release of the heartbreakingly gorgeous first single “Laura” (read review) released in July, “All Your Gold” is the second single taken from Bat For Lashes’ upcoming third album, ‘The Haunted Man”.… Continue reading