Hey, Chels Everything Goes album review 2020

Hey, Chels – ‘Everything Goes’ album review


San Diego-based indie rockers Hey, Chels have shared their debut album ‘Everything Goes’ for free via Bandcamp ahead of a physical vinyl release (Brainworm Records) later this year: ‘Our reasoning is that we don’t feel right asking for money right now with the current state of everything. If you feel like helping the band out,…

Wares Survival album review

Wares – ‘Survival’ album review


Wares (Edmonton native Cassia Hardy) releases her second LP (and first on Mint Records) ‘Survival’ on 24 April. It’s an album that Cassia dedicates to ‘decolonial activists, anti-fascist agitators and prairie queers fighting for community and a better life’. A blast of feedback signals the start of album opener ‘Hands, Skin’ before Cassia’s assertive La…

Hazel English Wake UP! Album review Polyvinyl

Hazel English – ‘Wake UP!’ album review


Australian (but now based in California) singer-songwriter Hazel English releases her debut album ‘Wake UP!’ via Polyvinyl Records on 24 April. Prone to bouts of acute anxiety, the album was written following an existential crisis when Hazel felt her life was becoming a series of mundane objectives: ”Am I happy?’ ‘Do I like the direction…

Harkin Harkin Katie Harkin album review

Harkin – ‘Harkin’ album review


Katie Harkin, formerly of Sky Larkin and session musician for countless awesome acts including Sleater Kinney, Wild Beasts and Courtney Barnett, releases her first solo album under her own surname on 24 April via Hand Mirror – a label she set up with her partner, poet and live arts organiser Kate Leah Hewlett. Written on…