Art Moore self titled album review

Art Moore – ‘Art Moore’ album review


Art Moore – a trio made up of Taylor Vick (also known as Boy Scouts) and Ezra Furman collaborators Sam Durkes and Trevor Brooks – release their self-titled album full of bittersweet tales of love, loss and human connection. Their songs focus on various characters, including jilted friends and restless widows, as they examine emotional…

Why Bonnie – ‘Nowhere, LA’


Keeled Scales signings Why Bonnie have shared ‘Nowhere, LA’ ahead of the release of their debut album ’90 in November’ on 19August. The song – with the LA in the title referring to Louisiana – finds Blair Howerton comparing a broken-down car to the stalling of a relationship: ‘This song is about looking at a…

Good Good Blood – ‘Wrap My Arms Around You’


James Smith returns with his Good Good Blood project to share ‘Wrap My Arms Around You’ – an evocative and emotional piece that will appear on his upcoming album ‘Celebrate’ (released 16th September). Opening with a sound that falls somewhere between early Radiohead and DIY Americana, James laments the fact ‘I don’t know what I’m…

China Bears – ‘Someone Kill This Party’


A burst of feedback signals the opening of the new China Bears single, ‘Someone Kill This Party’ – an anthemic yet melancholic piece the band claim is about wanting to go home moments after you’ve made the decision to go out: ‘When the DJ asked us to scream, I just stayed quiet’. The band go…

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,…