Nightshift – ‘Zöe’ album review


Nightshift follow up last year’s self-released full-lenth cassette with new album ‘Zöe’. Now signed to Trouble in Mind, the now five-piece have a sound that dips into the musical history of their base in Glasgow and offers something fresh and contemporary. The album begins with ‘Piece Together’, a slow-burner with elongated Warpaint-style vocals about ‘learning…

Katy Kirby – ‘Cool Dry Place’ album review


Texas-based singer-songwriter Katy Kirby was born, raised and homeschooled by two ex-cheerleaders in small-town Texas and started singing in an evangelical church. Her new album, ‘Cool Dry Place’ (released via Keeled Scales), finds her dismantling her past: ‘I can hear myself fighting that deeply internalized impulse to make things that are super pleasant or approachable’.…

Corvair – ‘Corvair’ album review


Corvair – a Portland, Oregon-based husband-and-wife duo made up of Brian Laubert and Heather Larimer – release their self-titled debut album and it’s one that tells a love story spanning over three decades, five cities and six continents. Big pop hooks that sit somewhere between Bleachers and The Rolling Stones signal the start of album…