Author: Harry Hawcroft

Imagine Dragons - Night Visions Album Review

Imagine Dragons - Night Visions Album Review

Imagine Dragons caught the attention of Interscope Records in November 2011 after releasing a series of EPs. Since then, the rock band have worked with music producers Alex Da Kid and Brandon Darner (The Envy...

Review posted on 22nd November 2013

Bleached - Dreaming Without You Single Review

Bleached - Dreaming Without You Single Review

Bleached appear to be the best modern interpretation of an authentic nineties riot grrrl group yet with their debut album 'Ride Your Heart' infused with punk vocals and heavy guitar. There's no doubt that this...

Review posted on 15th November 2013

The Killers - Shot At The Night Single Review

The Killers - Shot At The Night Single Review

It's no secret that The Killers have changed their sound dramatically since the seminal days of 'Mr. Brightside' a decade ago, and now you have the chance to hear that transformation (in an appropriately chronological...

Review posted on 15th November 2013

The Snowman and the Snowdog -  Original Soundtrack Album Review

The Snowman and the Snowdog - Original Soundtrack Album Review

The highly anticipated follow up to Raymond Briggs iconic penned classic 'The Snowman' was released to critical and public success, bringing 11 million people together to share the enchanting experience of 200,000 hand drawn images...

Review posted on 13th November 2013

Lady Gaga - Artpop Album Review

Lady Gaga - Artpop Album Review

I can't say that I've ever considered myself a huge fan of Lady Gaga but no-one can deny that there's always something unique and intriguing about her. I approached 'Artpop' with an open mind; I...

Review posted on 12th November 2013

Lorde - Royals Single Review

Lorde - Royals Single Review

Lorde (real name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor according to Wikipedia - wow!) has truly stunned me with her debut single 'Royals'. For someone so young (just 16-years-old) she shows a remarkable level of maturity in...

Review posted on 5th November 2013

Katy Perry - Roar Single Review

Katy Perry - Roar Single Review

So, Katy Perry has done it again and topped the charts with another ridiculously catchy dance tune that people who don't even like it are singing. 'Roar' marked the first release of her fourth album...

Review posted on 4th November 2013

Coldplay - Atlas Single Review

Coldplay - Atlas Single Review

Since the original movie was released, it seems like bands have leapt at the opportunity to be involved in The Hunger Games soundtracks. The first OST featured the likes of Arcade Fire, The Decemberists and...

Review posted on 2nd October 2013

Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull Album Review

Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull Album Review

In recent years, the kings of contemporary rock have been riding their own 'Mechanical Bull', with successful highs ('Only By The Night') and terrible lows (29/07/2011 Dallas show). The band went from Grammy award winning...

Review posted on 30th September 2013

Jack Johnson - The Lowry, Salford September 2013 Live Review

Jack Johnson - The Lowry, Salford September 2013 Live Review

There are very few artists who could make a Greater Manchester theatre such as The Lowry feel like an intimate social club, yet the down-to-earth honesty and minimalistic style that Jack Johnson has adopted creates...

Review posted on 19th September 2013

Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy Album Review

Gogol Bordello - Pura Vida Conspiracy Album Review

Go, Go bring on more Bordello!Despite the bands persistent, gypsy like touring, performing endlessly since the release of their debut album in 1999, Eugene Hütz and company situated themselves in El Paso, Texas to record...

Review posted on 11th September 2013

Kings of Leon - Wait For Me Single Review

Kings of Leon - Wait For Me Single Review

The kings of iconic, alternative garage rock Kings of Leon follow up 'Supersoaker' with the release of 'Wait For Me' due to be featured on their 6th Studio Album, 'Mechanical Bull'.What is immediately made clear...

Review posted on 7th August 2013

Passenger - Let Her Go Single Review

Passenger - Let Her Go Single Review

'Dreams come slow'; a defining statement made by Brighton and Hove born folk singer Michael Rosenberg, more commonly known as Passenger, featuring on his latest single, 'Let Her Go'. 10 years after forming folk-rock band...

Review posted on 1st August 2013

letlive - Blackest Beautiful Album Review

letlive - Blackest Beautiful Album Review

Let the fresh and unique combination of melodic, screaming vocals, heavy guitars with reggae vibes and inspiring lyrics, live. The influences on letlive.'s new record, Blackest Beautiful, are so clear it could pass as a...

Review posted on 25th July 2013

Kodaline - In A Perfect World Album Review

Kodaline - In A Perfect World Album Review

Kodaline's debut album 'In A Perfect World' predominantly consists of romanticised pop ballads which share similar attributes to bands like Mumford and Sons, Bastille and Of Monsters and Men - a classic combination of pop...

Review posted on 24th July 2013

CB6 - Succession Album Review

CB6 - Succession Album Review

A band logo not to dissimilar to that of the Royal Mail's, brands the image of what can only be perceived as a painting of King Harold (Harold Godwinson) being shot in the eye with...

Review posted on 10th July 2013

These Hearts - Yours To Take Album Review

These Hearts - Yours To Take Album Review

Every teen demographic, post-hardcore band has to hang up the hair straighteners and grow up at some point and thank God These Hearts have.With the release of Forever Ended Yesterday in 2011, These Hearts became...

Review posted on 10th July 2013

Hellfest 2013 - Live Review

Hellfest 2013 - Live Review

There are few festival line-ups that would make one consider travelling over six hundred miles via train, tube and foot, but with the thought of Def Leppard, KISS, Volbeat, Whitesnake, Black Spiders and DOWN all...

Review posted on 26th June 2013

Download 2013 - Live Review

Download 2013 - Live Review

Download 2013, a daring, explosive, loud and (arguably most importantly) heavy line up, that the late Maurice Jones would be proud of. From classic 'Monsters of Rock' favourites Iron Maiden and Uriah Heap to (fairly)...

Review posted on 20th June 2013

Humphrey - The Number 4 EP

Humphrey - The Number 4 EP

Maybe it's the economic crisis, but it was with a sense of resignation that I plugged in to listen to Humphrey - a 30-year-old from Stoke-on-Trent: another singer-songwriter, another piano man, more power ballads, more...

Review posted on 1st November 2011

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