EX OH – ‘EX OH’ album review


EX OH is the moniker of The Blam’s Jerry Adler – a songwriter who came out of the same NYC scene of the early 200s that spawned The Stokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol. He’s now released the self-titled debut album of this project via Team Love Records. The record opens with ‘Love and War’,…

Tugboat Captain – ‘Rut’ album review


Tugboat Captain spent the past year secretly using free studio hours at Abbey Road to record their debut album, ‘Rut’. The four-piece have long been acclaimed for their work ethic and gorgeous pop hooks but now they’re ready to take their sound to new – often orchestral – height’. The cabaret-style announcement of ‘Please excuse…

Holy Motors – ‘Horse’ album review


Formed in Tallinn, Estonia, back in 2013, Holy Motors have gained praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum and Bandcamp and have played shows with bands including Low. Now, they’re set to release ‘Horse’, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Slow Sundown’, via New York City’s ever-brilliant Wharf Cat Records. The slow-burning opener ‘Country Church’ finds Eliann Tulve…

Slow Pulp – ‘Moveys’ album review


Slow Pulp have already gained plaudits from SXSW, The Fader and KEXP and are now set to release their debut album ‘Moveys’ – a record that took shape while on tour with Alex G in 2019 after the band scrapped an album’s worth of material following Emily Massey’s diagnosis with both Lyme disease and chronic…

Idles – ‘Ultra Mono’ album review


Ever since Idles released their debut album ‘Brutalism’ in 2017, the Bristol five-piece have inspired a community of like-minded fans to rally against close-mindedness while also choosing love and collaboration as much as possible. This sense of togetherness – and need for a fairer society – runs throughout their eagerly awaited third album ‘Ultra Mono’.…