LUMP – ‘LUMP’ album review


Comprising of Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of Tunng, LUMP release their debut album via the always-special Dead Oceans Records. The seven-song folktronica-infused album combines moog synths, spaced-out guitars, flutes and Laura’s special voice and has been influenced by everything from 20th century surrealism and absurdist poetry to Mike’s time living and working as a producer…

Ash – ‘Islands’ album review


Now back on their original home of Infectious Music, Ash present their seventh album, ‘Islands’. One of the finest singles bands of the past 25 years, this album finds Tim Wheeler and co talking about love, loss, friendship, betrayal and buzzkills. Ash have always had strong album openers and ‘True Story’ is no exception. It’s…

Cloud Plays with Fire new album 2018

Cloud – ‘Plays with Fire’ album review


Audio Antihero Records’ Cloud (or Tyler Taormina to his friends and family) makes a welcome return with ‘Plays with Fire’ – a 32-minute album drenched in hope and nostalgia. A loud burst of feedback signals the start of the opener ‘Happer’s Laugh’; a song full of acoustic strums and white noise effects that evolves into…