Nordic Giants – ‘Symbiosis’ album review


Mysterious post rockers Nordic Giants have returned with ‘Symbiosis’, the follow-up to 2015’s ‘A Sèance of Dark Delusions’ and their highly acclaimed documentary/soundtrack project ‘Amplify Human Vibration’. The new record finds them exploring all kinds of sounds (and emotions) from across the spectrum of life. The opener ‘Philosophy of Mind’ kicks off the record with…

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ album review


Despite only forming in early 2020, Yard Act have already gained a loyal following through with their tongue-in-cheek and sometimes scathing observations on today’s society. Now, they’re set to release debut album ‘The Overload’ with frontman James Smith saying: ‘I just hope it makes people laugh at the peculiarities of human nature. The world feels…

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…