Author: Alex Lai Page 4

The Mirror Trap - Silent Men EP Review

The Mirror Trap - Silent Men EP Review

Dundee quintet The Mirror Trap have released three albums between 2011 and 2014 and are fresh off of supporting Placebo on their UK tour. Scheduled to appear at a handful of festivals over the...

Review posted on 20th April 2015

Happyness - Weird Little Birthday Album Review

Happyness - Weird Little Birthday Album Review

Originally released last summer, this debut record from London trio Happyness is getting a re-issue just as the band are wrapping up in North America and returning to Europe. As well as shows on...

Review posted on 13th April 2015

Gun - Frantic Album Review

Gun - Frantic Album Review

Perhaps best known for their cover of Cameo's 'Word Up!', Scottish rockers GUN released their first album in 1989 and split up almost a decade later. This is the third release since the band reconvened...

Review posted on 8th April 2015

Plain White T's - American Nights Album Review

Plain White T's - American Nights Album Review

When Plain White T's landed a massive trans-Atlantic hit with 'Hey There Delilah', you'd have been forgiven for thinking they would become a huge success story. Unfortunately for them, this has not been the...

Review posted on 30th March 2015

The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy Album Review

The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy Album Review

Now a quarter of a century into their career, The Prodigy are an act who genuinely need little introduction. This, 'The Day Is My Enemy', is their sixth album and will be promoted with European...

Review posted on 23rd March 2015

Sheppard - Bombs Away Album Review

Sheppard - Bombs Away Album Review

Named after the three siblings who make up half of the band, Sheppard broke through in their Australian homeland last year, with their success including a three week chart-topping run for their second single....

Review posted on 13th March 2015

Champs - Vamala Album Review

Champs - Vamala Album Review

Currently touring in mainland Europe before a run of UK shows, Champs are siblings Michael and David Champion who hail from the Isle of White. Produced by Placebo and Goldfrapp cohort Dimitri Tikovoi, it is...

Review posted on 6th March 2015

Kodaline - Coming Up For Air Album Review

Kodaline - Coming Up For Air Album Review

Kodaline are an Irish quartet who released their debut album 'In A Perfect World' in 2013, topping the charts for nine weeks in their homeland and selling a very respectable 350,000 units. This follow-up...

Review posted on 2nd March 2015

Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors Album Review

Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors Album Review

It wasn't long ago that if you were asked to name an internationally successful rock band from Las Vegas, the likely answer would have been The Killers. In 2012, Imagine Dragons provided an alternative response,...

Review posted on 23rd February 2015

Noveller - Fantastic Planet Album Review

Noveller - Fantastic Planet Album Review

Noveller is the professional name of Sarah Lipstate, a musician who also progresses her art in the medium of filmmaking. Spending her time between Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York, this release on Fire Records...

Review posted on 9th February 2015

Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits: Decade #1 Album Review

Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits: Decade #1 Album Review

Whilst her impact on the UK music market has been limited, Carrie Underwood is an indisputable star in her American homeland. The winner of 'American Idol' in 2005, she has gone on to release four...

Review posted on 2nd February 2015

The Subways - The Subways Album Review

The Subways - The Subways Album Review

In 2004, The Subways were a trio of teenagers who won a competition to play on The Other Stage at Glastonbury. Their debut album followed a year later and a decade on they now release...

Review posted on 26th January 2015

Funeral For A Friend - Chapter And Verse Album Review

Funeral For A Friend - Chapter And Verse Album Review

Now, fourteen years into their career, it can be easy to forget the meteoric rise that Welsh rockers Funeral For A Friend initially achieved, highlighted by a second stage headliner slot at the 2004 Reading...

Review posted on 19th January 2015

Hooray For Earth - Racy Album Review

Hooray For Earth - Racy Album Review

Hooray For Earth originate from Boston, but the quintet now base themselves in New York. Their debut album 'True Loves' was released in 2011 and saw them get airplay in the UK on Radio...

Review posted on 5th January 2015

Mimi And The Mad Noise Factory - Get Me Back EP Review

Mimi And The Mad Noise Factory - Get Me Back EP Review

Based in Germany, but fronted by a British vocalist, Mimi & The Mad Noise Factory have supported the likes of Biffy Clyro and Imagine Dragons. Mimi has had previous work appear on the soundtrack...

Review posted on 2nd January 2015

Black Light White Light - Gold Into Dreams Album Review

Black Light White Light - Gold Into Dreams Album Review

Black Light White Light is a Scandinavian outfit fronted by Martin Ejlertsen, who is joined by siblings Adam and Tobias Winberg. Formed in 2009, their debut album 'Infrared Light' was released two years later...

Review posted on 22nd December 2014

AC/DC - Rock Or Bust Album Review

AC/DC - Rock Or Bust Album Review

The sixteenth studio album of AC/DC's magnificent catalogue heralds a watershed moment for the rock giants, as it is the first without founding member Malcolm Young. After being involved in the writing process, much-reported...

Review posted on 9th December 2014

Neulore - Animal Evolve Album Review

Neulore - Animal Evolve Album Review

Hailing from one of the world's great music areas, Nashville, Tennessee, Neulore are based around the talents of Adam Agin and William T. Cook. Their first release was an EP in 2010, whilst this album,...

Review posted on 24th November 2014

Oscar And The Wolf - Entity Album Review

Oscar And The Wolf - Entity Album Review

Fronted by Max Colombie, Oscar And The Wolf are a Belgian act releasing their debut album 'Entity', which has already topped the chart in their homeland. Their touring schedule includes an imminent show in...

Review posted on 17th November 2014

The Courteeners - O2 Academy Leeds 11th November 2014 Live Review

The Courteeners - O2 Academy Leeds 11th November 2014 Live Review

Tonight's show comes in the middle of a headline tour for The Courteeners' fourth record, which hit the top three when released in the summer. The lack of a hometown date on the schedule means...

Review posted on 13th November 2014

Purple - (409) Album Review

Purple - (409) Album Review

Purple are a three-piece outfit hailing from Beaumont, Texas - and should you ever need the telephone area code for the town, look no further than the album title. The trio are in the midst...

Review posted on 10th November 2014

The Ting Tings - Super Critical Album Review

The Ting Tings - Super Critical Album Review

The duo who comprise The Ting Tings had the sort of launch that is the stuff of dreams; topping the album chart with their debut in 2008 with a record that spawned five singles, including...

Review posted on 27th October 2014

American Hi-fi - Blood And Lemonade Album Review

American Hi-fi - Blood And Lemonade Album Review

Having been on something of a semi-hiatus, Boston outfit American Hi-Fi now release their fifth album and first since 2010. Having broken through in the early part of last decade, they tasted commercial success...

Review posted on 13th October 2014

These Reigning Days - Opera Of Love Album Review

These Reigning Days - Opera Of Love Album Review

Hailing from Devon, the trio who make up These Reigning Days had spent time playing in local bands before getting together and becoming an outfit who have supported Bon Jovi at the San Siro stadium...

Review posted on 6th October 2014

Andy Burrows - Fall Together Again Album Review

Andy Burrows - Fall Together Again Album Review

It takes a brave, some would suggest stupid, man to walk away from a band enjoying huge commercial success, but that is exactly what Andy Burrows did in 2009 when he departed Razorlight. More...

Review posted on 26th September 2014

Tom The Lion - Sleep Album Review

Tom The Lion - Sleep Album Review

Having released a couple of limited edition EPs in 2011 which went on to sell out, Tom The Lion has spent the subsequent time crafting this full-length debut. Sole credits for the writing, performance and...

Review posted on 22nd September 2014

Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review

Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review

It makes absolute logical sense for any company to want to be affiliated with the biggest events in the world, which the football World Cup unarguably is. But what to do when your biggest rival...

Review posted on 15th September 2014

Maroon 5 - V Album Review

Maroon 5 - V Album Review

There are no prizes for guessing how many albums Maroon 5 are up to, but this release follows 2012's 'Overexposed'; an album that saw a renaissance in the band's career after some assistance from Christina...

Review posted on 10th September 2014

The Courteeners - Concrete Love Album Review

The Courteeners - Concrete Love Album Review

Now on their fourth album in six years and hot on the heels of last year's 'Anna', you certainly can't accuse Manchester's The Courteeners of resting on their laurels. With the festival season out of...

Review posted on 4th September 2014

Young The Giant - Mind Over Matter Album Review

Young The Giant - Mind Over Matter Album Review

California quintet Young The Giant follow up their self-titled debut with their first record for Fueled By Ramen, home to the likes of Paramore and Panic! At The Disco. The band are currently on a...

Review posted on 12th August 2014

Advertisement
RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

We pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who passed away this week at the age of 76.

Album of the Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' with The Band

Album of the Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' with The Band

'Stage Fright' was released on August 17th, 1970.

Advertisement
Is Netflix's 'Outlaw King' Starring Chris Pine The New 'Braveheart'?

Is Netflix's 'Outlaw King' Starring Chris Pine The New 'Braveheart'?

We can't wait until the Fall for this gritty historic thriller.

7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music

From Robbie Williams to Olly Murs, these musicians are still football mad.

Paul McCartney - Fuh You Lyric Video

Paul McCartney - Fuh You Lyric Video

It's a far cry from The Beatles' 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', but Paul McCartney has unveiled a risque new single entitled 'Fuh You'.

Madonna At 60 - Her 10 Best Singles

Madonna At 60 - Her 10 Best Singles

Which of Madonna's many hits do you think is the best?

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.