Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems (2021) – Album Review

Snapped Ankles

It’s impossible to mention Snapped Ankles to anyone who’s familiar with them without being told how excellent they are live. For any band that builds their initial reputation as a formidable live act, transferring that energy and intensity to a recorded album is always going to be a challenge. A challenge which can result in … Continue reading Snapped Ankles – Forest of Your Problems (2021) – Album Review

Loraine James – Reflection (2021) – Album Review

Rather than club music or urban music, Loraine James says that first and foremost, she produces ‘experimental music’. And though Reflection kicks off in relatively straightforward fashion with the bouncy lo-fi garage of ‘Built to Last’, which sounds archetypal of James’ North London roots, things soon meander off in varied unexpected directions.   Reflection is the … Continue reading Loraine James – Reflection (2021) – Album Review

Gazelle Twin – Deep England (2021)

The cataclysmic event of Brexit and the ensuing political and cultural fallout has influenced many different musicians across the stylistic spectrum, prompting a range of reactions as artists responded in different ways to the implications of the referendum result. These shockwaves have combined with ever-increasing inequality, which has only been worsened by the pandemic, to … Continue reading Gazelle Twin – Deep England (2021)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a band celebrated as much for a constant willingness to experiment as for their prolificness, and ability to package their varied musical experiments into coherent and distinctive albums. They hit a creative peak in 2017, when they seemingly attempted to release as many albums as their name has … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

14/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (2011). Oneohtrix Point Never is probably my most ‘ignored’ electronic artist of the last decade. Universally lauded, he seems to be held in very high regard wherever I turn online. I tried to listen to a couple of tracks some years ago to see what all the fuss was about … Continue reading 14/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…