Author: Jordan Dowling

Cloud - Zen Summer Album Review

Cloud - Zen Summer Album Review

We seem to be elbow deep in an age where albums are worthless if we define 'worth' by its traditional capitalistic meaning. Prior to the official release of 'Zen Summer', the fourth album by Los...

Review posted on 27th April 2015

Carefully Planned festival #4  - Various venues, Manchester UK - 18th-19th October 2014 Preview

Carefully Planned festival #4 - Various venues, Manchester UK - 18th-19th October 2014 Preview

The weekend of the 18th & 19th of October 2014 will see the hosting of the fourth annual Carefully Planned festival in Manchester, taking place over seven venues in the city and featuring over 100...

Review posted on 15th October 2014

The Twilight Sad - Nottingham Bodega 7th October 2014 Live Review

The Twilight Sad - Nottingham Bodega 7th October 2014 Live Review

The Twilight Sad's forthcoming fourth full-length release, "Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave", is not the Glaswegians strongest. It falls short of measuring up to the nervous grey-sky brilliance of their...

Review posted on 14th October 2014

Ringo Deathstarr supported by The Telescopes, NAAM,  11th September 2014, Lisboa Sabotage Club Live Review

Ringo Deathstarr supported by The Telescopes, NAAM, 11th September 2014, Lisboa Sabotage Club Live Review

The Sabotage Club in Lisboa has all the trappings of the typical toilet circuit venue, if you were to disregard a decade or two. Stepping inside you are immediately bearhugged by that old familiar stench...

Review posted on 19th September 2014

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos Album Review

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos Album Review

There is, it seems, a compulsion felt by most music scribes when offering criticism of ambient music to meet a scarcity of sound with an over-abundance of adjectives and imagery; to compensate for minimalism by...

Review posted on 5th September 2014

Marc Weidenbaum - Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II Book Review

Marc Weidenbaum - Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II Book Review

'Selected Ambient Works Volume II' is a peculiar addition to the 33 1/3 catalogue. The ongoing series of travel-sized books that focus on a particular album has previously featured meditations on albums that have a...

Review posted on 1st September 2014

Reverence Festival Valada - 12th/13th September 2014 - Valada, Portugal Preview

Reverence Festival Valada - 12th/13th September 2014 - Valada, Portugal Preview

Valada, a scenic Portuguese village on the River Tejo, may not be the most traditional church for a marriage of shoegaze, stoner rock, prog, psychedelica, heavy metal and drone, but on the 12thand 13th of...

Review posted on 28th August 2014

Indietracks Festival - Midland Railway Centre, Butterley 25-27 July 2014 Live Review

Indietracks Festival - Midland Railway Centre, Butterley 25-27 July 2014 Live Review

In a world obsessed with expansion and 'brand diversification', Indietracks is the land where time stands still. Situated in the middle of a steam train museum, where a working train ferries you to and from...

Review posted on 11th August 2014

Bonobo - Late Night Tales Album Review

Bonobo - Late Night Tales Album Review

The only surprising thing about Bonobo's addition to the 'Late Night Tales' roster is that they existed separately for over a decade. Simon Green's heady mixes of midnight hour electronica and exotic down-tempo vibes run...

Review posted on 27th January 2014

Starting At Zero - His Own Story - Jimi Hendrix Book Review

Starting At Zero - His Own Story - Jimi Hendrix Book Review

'Starting At Zero - His Own Story' is an ambitious project. It is not very often you can use the word 'ambitious' to describe a book about a widely respected long-dead figure, but 'Starting At...

Review posted on 12th December 2013

Low - Rescue Rooms November 19th 2013 Live Review

Low - Rescue Rooms November 19th 2013 Live Review

There are very few certainties in life, never mind music, but one is that buying a ticket to see Duluth's finest Low will never lead to disappointment. Twenty-plus years of touring the world and writing...

Review posted on 22nd November 2013

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CocoRosie - Tales Of A GrassWidow Album Review

CocoRosie - Tales Of A GrassWidow Album Review

Tales Of A GrassWidow is the fifth step in a journey that many who trace it appear to have the desire to obscure and confusticate. Whilst the American sisters have created folk of nursery rhyme...

Review posted on 23rd September 2013

Kayo Dot - Hubardo Album Review

Kayo Dot - Hubardo Album Review

If one were to compile and perform a statistical analysis on every review written on releases from Kayo Dot's back catalogue then it is very likely that the modal adjective result would be 'challenging' or...

Review posted on 6th September 2013

Green Man Festival 2013 - Live Review

Green Man Festival 2013 - Live Review

That the most telling testament to the wonderful experience that was Green Man Festival 2013 comes not from the musical treats in store (which were myriad) but the sheer pleasure of the company present says...

Review posted on 22nd August 2013

Cloud - Comfort Songs Album Review

Cloud - Comfort Songs Album Review

When you listen to Cloud's third full-length "Comfort Songs" for the first time, you get that rare thrill that becomes more elusive by the day and tells you that you have found something new that...

Review posted on 7th August 2013

Indietracks Festival 2013 - Review

Indietracks Festival 2013 - Review

Since its inception in 2007, Indietracks has remained one of the best kept secrets of the UK festival scene and a hideaway from modern life, with an atmosphere more reminiscent of childhood trips to Haven...

Review posted on 2nd August 2013

No.9 - The History Of The Day Album Review

No.9 - The History Of The Day Album Review

A long-time entry on the seemingly endless list of begrudgingly talented solo artists from Japan who weave the classical with the futuristic and the acoustic with the electronic, the shadowy No.9 returns with his seventh...

Review posted on 1st August 2013

The Icarus Line  - Slave Vows Album Review

The Icarus Line - Slave Vows Album Review

The Icarus Line are one of those bands that just don't seem to have a place. Like Mínus and Cave In they've straddled genres and carved niches, looking for all the world on the cusp...

Review posted on 16th July 2013

These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds Album Review

These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds Album Review

When the term 'post-rock' was coined around twenty years ago, it wasn't coined for what it has come to represent now. What was meant to be a grouping and a primer for artists that took...

Review posted on 20th May 2013

Indietracks 2013 - Preview

Indietracks 2013 - Preview

Three years ago in an interview with this very site, Indietracks' head honcho wearily talked about scaling down the cult festival after the pressures of maintaining it, even with a trusted team of volunteers, were...

Review posted on 29th April 2013

Wolf People - Fain Album Review

Wolf People - Fain Album Review

Three years on from their debut album, it would perhaps be foolish to expect any change from the London-based prog-folk quartet Wolf People; such a period being a blink of an eye in the context...

Review posted on 25th April 2013

A Little Orchestra - Josefina EP Review

A Little Orchestra - Josefina EP Review

A Little Orchestra are a dectet who have their fingers in many pies, having performed with or collaborated with acts such as The Pipettes & The Loves amongst others, and the Josefina EP sees them...

Review posted on 22nd April 2013

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control Album Review

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Mind Control Album Review

Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats waste no time with introductions. Their third full-length, and second on the Rise Above label, kicks off with a spiralling jet-black riff firmly in the Black Sabbath lineage, but taken...

Review posted on 17th April 2013

Bonobo - North Borders Album Review

Bonobo - North Borders Album Review

Simon Green, under the pseudonym Bonobo, has taken a long time to travel a short distance. In a manner mirroring the vibes of his music, Green's has been a story of slow but noticeable progression...

Review posted on 12th April 2013

Suede - Nottingham Rock City 28th March 2013 Live Review

Suede - Nottingham Rock City 28th March 2013 Live Review

Over two decades on from their last Nottingham date, though many things have changed in and around Suede just as much remains the same. 1992's show at the Nottingham polytechnic came before the departure of...

Review posted on 2nd April 2013

Port St Willow - Holiday Album Review

Port St Willow - Holiday Album Review

Most reviews submitted for Port St Willow's debut full-length "Holiday" since its original release midway through 2012 have focused on its resemblance to the grandiose indie-rock of The Antlers, with whom Port St Willow's singer/songwriter/instigator...

Review posted on 25th March 2013

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse Album Review

Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse Album Review

Trevor Powers' debut under the Youth Lagoon moniker was an encapsulation of his own move from the coast of San Diego to the arid, primarily rural state of Idaho; wispy pop transplanted into a stark...

Review posted on 18th March 2013

Sigur Ros - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 5th March 2013  Live Review

Sigur Ros - Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 5th March 2013 Live Review

Although Sigur Ros have never been anything less than a great live band their current incarnation is their strongest for over a decade, since the two year period that bookended their landmark release ( )...

Review posted on 7th March 2013

Standard Fare - Sheffield Queens Social Club February 15th 2013 Live review

Standard Fare - Sheffield Queens Social Club February 15th 2013 Live review

On their final headline show and penultimate set, it is business as usual for Standard Fare. Amongst friends and family turned out to see the homecoming Kings and Queen, any interaction with the audience is...

Review posted on 25th February 2013

My Bloody Valentine - mbv Album Review

My Bloody Valentine - mbv Album Review

Let us from the offset ignore inactivity, as My Bloody Valentine's follow-up to "Loveless" holds no regard for it. It begins two decades on as if nothing but the turn of a page has occurred...

Review posted on 5th February 2013

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