Tomberlin ‘At Weddings’ album review


Released on 10 August via the ever-reliable Saddle Creek Records, Sarah-Beth Tomberlin’s debut album ‘At Weddings’ is one you’ll want to hold dear. It’s a transcendant and poignant record about learning to love oneself, even when everything seems to be caving in on you. The gentle folk of ‘Any Other Way’ opens the record with…

Trophy Eyes The American Dream album review

Trophy Eyes – ‘The American Dream’ album review


‘The American Dream’, the third album by Sydney, Australia’s Trophy Eyes finds the band stepping into new and exciting territory. Inspired by frontman John Floreani’s experiences living in Burleson, Texas, the album promises to be their most expansive and anthemic yet A huge, glowing burst of Gaslight Anthem-meets-Menzingers guitar signals the start of album opener…

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Weller – ‘Weller’ album review


Starting life as the solo project of Harrison Nantz, Weller’s debut album is recorded, produced and mixed by Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball and follows lengthy tours across the States. The songs are based around real-life experiences and the difficulties and joys Harrison went through as he relocated to Philadelphia – a place where he…

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…