Lakes – ‘Start Again’ album review


Lakes’ debut album ‘The Constance LP’ was inspired after American Football’s 2016 ‘LP2’ inspired drummer/guitarist Matt Shaw to start writing music again. Within the space of month, he had the songs that made up 2018’s ‘The Tahoe EP’ and 2019’s ‘The Geneva EP’ and the basis of the full-length. Now – after various lockdowns disrupted…

Album review of LUMP Laura Marling Mike Lindsay Tunng album Animal

LUMP – ‘Animal’ album review


Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay’s (Tunng) side-project LUMP has returned with new album ‘Animal’ – a record unlike the previous output of either of these most talented artists. While Laura’s lyrics and observations draw on psychoanalysis and are playful and spontaneous, Mike explores a vast array of electronic soundscapes that sometimes drift towards deep psychedelia.…

review of Villagers album Fever Dreams on Domino Records

Villagers – ‘Fever Dreams’ album review


Conor O’Brien’s Villagers return with sixth album ‘Fever Dreams’. Written over the past couple of years and recorded during those longer lockdown days at the start of the pandemic, the record has a central theme of escapism and finds Conor ruminating on events ranging from night swimming on a Dutch island to the inescapable power…