Ty Segall – ‘Harmonizer’ album review


Ty Segall’s ‘Harmonizer’, his first album in two years, finds the psych-obsessed singer-songwriter exploring new soundscapes and embracing thick keyboard textures, potent guitar sounds and much, much more… ‘Ride’ opens the album in suitably squelchy, synthy and kaleidoscopic fashion as Ty tries to recall the past – ‘She can’t remember where it was’ – and…

Pip Blom – ‘Welcome Break’ album review


Pip Blom follow up 2019’s ‘Boat’ with new album ‘Welcome Break’ – named after the UK’s service station favourite. Self-produced, mixed by Caesar Edmunds (PJ Harvey, St Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age) and recorded at Ramsgate’s Big Jelly Studios, it’s an album that finds Pip and her band mates speaking out about feelings, important…

We Are Scientists – ‘Huffy’ album review


We Are Scientists return with ‘Huffy’ – their first album in three years. From unashamedly romantic love songs to making deals, mortality and mental health, this record finds Keith Murray and Chris Cain offering their unique takes on all manner of subjects… Opening in typically frenetic fashion, ‘You’ve Lost Your Shit’ kicks off proceedings with…

Boy Scouts – ‘Wayfinder’ album review


Boy Scouts (aka Oakland, California-based Taylor Vick) releases her new album ‘Wayfinder’ via ANTI- and this record – with its title taken from Sallie Tisdale’s book ‘Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying’ – finds the talented singer-songwriter (and Super Fan 99 alumni) looking at how…

Review of Hovvdy True Love album 2021

Hovvdy – ‘True Love’ album review


‘True Love’, Hovvdy’s fourth album, finds the duo embracing their lo-fi, DIY roots while examining the tumultuous nature of all kinds of relationships… Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver), the album opens with the sweet, soulful and soul-searching 80 seconds of ‘Sometimes’, a song all about asking for forgiveness with the running message:…