She & Him – ‘Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson’ album review


She & Him – the duo made up of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward – make a welcome return with a tribute album to one of the finest songwriters of all time, Brian Wilson. Released just after the ‘Pet Sounds’ man’s 80thbirthday, the album finds the band putting their own spin on some of the…

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Momma – ‘Household Name’ album review


Momma – a band formed by Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten while they were still in high school – follow up 2020’s ‘Two of Me’ with new album ‘Household Name’. Now signed to Lucky Number Records, the duo tackle a variety of life issues with angst and humour against a thunderous backdrop of early ’90s-inspired…

Foals – ‘Life Is Yours’ album review


Foals’ latest album – ‘Life Is Yours’ – opens in boisterous fashion with the dancey disco-meets-samba beat rhythms of the title track. It has an introduction that demands you shuffle your feet with Yannis roaring out the words: ‘Life is yours, I heard you say’. ‘Wake Me Up’ continues in this assertive vein although this…

Stars – ‘From Capelton Hill’ album review


After spending over two decades together, Stars’ ninth album – and first in five years – ‘From Capelton Hill’ finds the Montreal indie rockers discussing the inevitability of mortality while celebrating the joys that make life worth living, with co-vocalist Torquil Campbell saying: ‘I guess what ‘From Capelton Hill’ means to me is from memory,…