Author: Hayley Fox

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

Ed Sheeran - Sing Single Review

Known for his diverse musical delivery having employed various elements of R&B, hip hop, folk and even a little country throughout his debut album '+', Ed Sheeran makes a spectacular return with his rapidly selling...

Review posted on 2nd July 2014

Reading Festival 2013 - Live Review

Reading Festival 2013 - Live Review

FRIDAY Day one at Reading Festival, the sun was shining and most looked excited to be leaving the confines of their tents to go and catch some actual music. Who better to kick the weekend...

Review posted on 28th August 2013

Is Tropical - I'm Leaving Album Review

Is Tropical - I'm Leaving Album Review

On Is Tropical's 2011 debut album 'Native To' there appeared to be this constant buzz that took to the stage in every track. After a while, it was like a bumblebee - or, even worse,...

Review posted on 20th May 2013

Deap Vally - Get Deap! EP Review

Deap Vally - Get Deap! EP Review

Deap Vally's debut EP 'Get Deap!' is one that cements the duo's hunger and determination for widespread success. It feels like the LA duo - vocalist and guitarist Lindsey Troy and drummer Julie Edwards -...

Review posted on 13th May 2013

Cayucas - Bigfoot Album Review

Cayucas - Bigfoot Album Review

Cayucas give us their debut album, 'Bigfoot', one that is only 8 tracks long, but it's a good length. It's enough for Cayucas to grow on you without outstaying their welcome. By the way, their...

Review posted on 1st May 2013

Bleached - Ride Your Heart Album Review

Bleached - Ride Your Heart Album Review

Bleached have released their debut summer-tinged album 'Ride Your Heart' in the UK at a perfect time. As the sun comes out to visually tease us, despite needing a wooly when you step outside in...

Review posted on 4th April 2013

Night Moves - Colored Emotions Album Review

Night Moves - Colored Emotions Album Review

Night Moves present their debut album 'Colored Emotions' four years after they formed. That's a lot of time for them to create something with brilliance. 'Colored Emotions' does ten songs in just over half an...

Review posted on 3rd April 2013

Bored Nothing - Bored Nothing Album Review

Bored Nothing - Bored Nothing Album Review

Fergus Miller releases his debut album next month under the name Bored Nothing. The Melbourne artist has been recording in his bedroom with a four-track recorder and a vast landscape of ideas and imagination. The...

Review posted on 26th March 2013

Kodaline - The High Hopes EP Review

Kodaline - The High Hopes EP Review

Dublin four-piece Kodaline release their second EP, 'The High Hopes', perhaps wanting to raise everyone's hopes in enough time for those who enjoyed to listen/purchase their debut album, 'In A Perfect World', due to be...

Review posted on 21st March 2013

Peace - In Love Album Review

Peace - In Love Album Review

Peace release their much-anticipated debut record at the end of this month after riding on tones of hype, which really ramped up with the release of their 'Delicious' EP at the end of last year....

Review posted on 13th March 2013

Rhye - Woman Album Review

Rhye - Woman Album Review

Rhye release their debut album 'Woman' to much applause. A lot of mystery surrounded Rhye before their identity was discovered. Was it a solo act, a duo or a band? And they almost definitely had...

Review posted on 6th March 2013

Post War Years - Galapagos Album Review

Post War Years - Galapagos Album Review

Post War Years release their second album 'Galapagos', an album crammed with unusual and somewhat aloof song titles. The tracklist includes 'Growl', 'Volcano' and 'God'. The names aid the band's sort-of concept album title about...

Review posted on 4th March 2013

Theme Park  - Theme Park Album Review

Theme Park - Theme Park Album Review

Theme Park are finally releasing their self-titled debut next month. The word 'finally' is stressed because the London band put their first single out back in August 2011 and have been teasing us with other...

Review posted on 21st January 2013

Panama - It's Not Over EP Review

Panama - It's Not Over EP Review

Aussie five-piece Panama recently released EP 'It's Not Over' and you would never have guessed that two members of the band used to be part of indie rock outfit 'The Dirty Secrets.' When a genre...

Review posted on 17th December 2012

Sun Airway - Soft Fall Album review

Sun Airway - Soft Fall Album review

Sun Airway offer up their second album in the form of 'Soft Fall.' The Philly-based duo released their debut 'Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier' back in 2010. 'Soft Fall' is a healthy dose of electro-pop...

Review posted on 6th November 2012

Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon Album Review

Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon Album Review

Ohio boys, Walk The Moon, released their major debut in the States back in the summer and now they've shipped it over to the UK. A good move seeing as the UK is a pop-loving...

Review posted on 22nd October 2012

Tall Ships - Everything Touching Album Review

Tall Ships - Everything Touching Album Review

Brighton-based outfit Tall Ships release their autumn debut 'Everything Touching' after busy summer of festival action. The trio have released a couple of EPs over the past few years, creating some interest in their eloquent...

Review posted on 9th October 2012

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

18 year-old Jake Bugg releases his debut later this month, a name and album that has been surf ahoy on the hype waves for a good six months. An abundance of young male singers have...

Review posted on 8th October 2012

Alpines - Early Hours EP Review

Alpines - Early Hours EP Review

Kingston duo Alpines prove they've earned their place within the dark-pop genre with this second EP. 'Early Hours' is 14 minutes of uplifting joy. There may only be four tracks, but each one is crafted...

Review posted on 24th September 2012

Lucy Rose - Like I Used To

Lucy Rose - Like I Used To

Lucy Rose's past endeavours include working extensively with Bombay Bicycle Club and developing her own brand of tea; two things that really could have been jobs for life. Bombay are doing really well at the...

Review posted on 11th September 2012

Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal

Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal

Of Monsters and Men is an Icelandic collective with a hushed indie-folk tone, not to be confused with 'Of Mice and Men', the Californian 'metalcore' act, though the animals in the names would fit better...

Review posted on 28th August 2012

ILLLS - Dark Paradise

ILLLS - Dark Paradise

Noise is good. In fact it's just great. ILLLS seem to like it too; they may even live off the stuff. The Mississippi duo's debut 'Dark Paradise' is a wondrous cacophony of unrefined sounds; the...

Review posted on 20th August 2012

Jessie Ware - Devotion

Jessie Ware - Devotion

Not another kooky new female artist, I hear you cry. Well yes it is I'm afraid but Jessie Ware is worth sticking around for. You would think that all these reams and reams of female...

Review posted on 6th August 2012

Aiden Grimshaw - Misty Eye

Aiden Grimshaw - Misty Eye

Aiden Grimshaw. Remember the name? 2010's moody, quiff-sporting 'X Factor' hopeful who began his reality road with Kanye's 'Gold Digger' and Simon Cowell's gleaming comment, 'Now that's what I call a pop star.' A rocky...

Review posted on 31st July 2012

Reptar - Body Faucet

Reptar - Body Faucet

Four minutes short of an hour is way too long for an album. But Georgia four-piece Reptar obviously think that 56 minutes is an appropriate time frame to showcase their bumbling funk, content grooves and...

Review posted on 27th July 2012

AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It

AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It

The musical fusion of Aluna Francis and George Reid is a dangerous. The duo has such a flair for their chosen avenues. Aluna's sweet but subtly feisty vocal and George's slick production combine together to...

Review posted on 27th June 2012

Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

Crocodiles are known for their racket; good racket mind and they haven't given this up on this for 'Endless Flowers.' They seem to have tamed themselves, something that may make them likeable to a wider...

Review posted on 19th June 2012

Air Castles - Lights

Air Castles - Lights

If Air Castles really wanted to shine a dreamy beam of sound for everyone's positive judgement, they should've picked a less obvious album title; one that doesn't lack an incredible amount of imagination as 'Lights'...

Review posted on 11th June 2012

Cymbals - Sideways, Sometimes

Cymbals - Sideways, Sometimes

With a title like 'Sideways, Sometimes' and a third of the songs on here not even having a proper name ('Untitled #1', 'Untitled #2' and 'Untitled #3), it all feels very wonky and uncertain. Though...

Review posted on 30th May 2012

The Audition - Chapter II

The Audition - Chapter II

'Chapter 2' literally marks a new chapter for The Audition. The bassist left and rejoined and then they said goodbye to their guitarist, in the wake of their parting with Victory Records. Four albums on...

Review posted on 28th May 2012

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