Tancred – ‘Nightstand’ album review


Following a tour with Julien Baker and ahead of autumn shows with The Joy Formidable, Jess Abbot’s Tancred has made a welcome return with fourth album ‘Nightstand’ (out now via Polyvinyl and Hand in Hive’. Produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast), this record finds the Maine-based singer-songwriter opening up her heart about the importance of…

LUMP – ‘LUMP’ album review


Comprising of Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of Tunng, LUMP release their debut album via the always-special Dead Oceans Records. The seven-song folktronica-infused album combines moog synths, spaced-out guitars, flutes and Laura’s special voice and has been influenced by everything from 20th century surrealism and absurdist poetry to Mike’s time living and working as a producer…

Ash – ‘Islands’ album review


Now back on their original home of Infectious Music, Ash present their seventh album, ‘Islands’. One of the finest singles bands of the past 25 years, this album finds Tim Wheeler and co talking about love, loss, friendship, betrayal and buzzkills. Ash have always had strong album openers and ‘True Story’ is no exception. It’s…

Spielbergs Distant Star EP review

Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star’ EP review


A power-pop trio from Oslo, Spielbergs have already established themselves as a band to watch with huge success in their homeland and they’ve even broken into the Spotify viral 50 chart. Signed to new label By the Time it Gets Dark, their ‘Distant Star’ EP will be available on CD, download and limited-edition blue and…