Thursday, August 13, 2020

Album review: Example – ‘Live Life Living’

Following the release of his #Hits last year, Example returns with a collection of tracks which could all easily formed part of his 'best of' project. Sticking with the dance and a dash of rap formula which has already treated him to one #1...

Album review: Sam Smith – ‘In The Lonely Hour’

Words by: Dan Bull Follow @DanBull7609 !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); For Sam Smith the pressure is on. Not only the winner of the BBC’s Sound Of 2014 and The BRIT’s Critics Choice award, he was also one of Stagedoor FM's 14 For 2014. "We look forward to 2014...

Live review: Alexa Goddard: Islington Academy

Words by: Bizu Yaregal Follow @Bensue !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); It must be surreal for 25-year old Alexa Goddard - still yet to release her debut studio album, the Hampshire lass has quickly amassed a strong following, no bigger however than Jay Z and his Roc Nation label,...

Album review: Lily Allen – ‘Sheezus’

Almost five years after the announcement of her false retirement (much earlier than acts like Cher pretend to not perform again, but gaining a little more attention) Lily Allen returns with Sheezus, her third studio album and the follow up to 2009’s #1, triple-platinum...

Album review: Paolo Nutini – ‘Caustic Love’

With Sunny Side Up, Paolo Nutini managed to distance himself from a seemingly endless line of guitar-wearing male solo acts. With clear reggae influences and cover art that, like the music, brandished the colours of the Caribbean; this was an album soaked in sunshine...

Album review: DJ Q – ‘Ineffable’

2014, apparently, marks the 20th anniversary of 'UK garage' - a youth-defining period of time that even now brings smiles to those who remember when they first became captivated by THAT sweet & soulful sound. As such, and fortunately for those who like to...

Album review: SOHN – ‘Tremors’

While Ed Sheeran has his guitar, and James Blake his keys, it’s SOHN’s vocals that are the most instantly prominent instrument used to create songs of simplicity and splendour. Not only due to an impressive range that glides, but also the way they are...

EP review: Spoils & Monkey Wrench – ‘Enemies In The Dance’

When 'grime' first started seeping through the cracks toward the early/mid 00's, genre-classification was fairly straightforward. Back then, there was house and dance - further evolving to the likes of garage, of which all the above had sub-genres (funky house, vocal house, speed garage...

Album review: Kylie Minogue – ‘Kiss Me Once’

"I’m not ashamed of all of my mistakes, cause through the cold I kept the fire burning," Kylie Minogue sings on latest single Into The Blue. Could this be a reference to her almost forgotten indie years? Since her return the dancefloor in 2000,...

Album Review: Pharrell Williams – ‘G I R L’

It's hard to believe that even after almost fifteen years in the music game, Pharrell Williams still has only two solo records under his belt. Even harder to believe is that G I R L, his sophomore attempt, comes over eight years since his...