Boy Scouts – ‘Wayfinder’ album review


Boy Scouts (aka Oakland, California-based Taylor Vick) releases her new album ‘Wayfinder’ via ANTI- and this record – with its title taken from Sallie Tisdale’s book ‘Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying’ – finds the talented singer-songwriter (and Super Fan 99 alumni) looking at how…

Review of Hovvdy True Love album 2021

Hovvdy – ‘True Love’ album review


‘True Love’, Hovvdy’s fourth album, finds the duo embracing their lo-fi, DIY roots while examining the tumultuous nature of all kinds of relationships… Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver), the album opens with the sweet, soulful and soul-searching 80 seconds of ‘Sometimes’, a song all about asking for forgiveness with the running message:…

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.…