Album review: Warpaint – ‘Warpaint’

Warpaint – Warpaint {rating} What’s in an album title? Most of the time not a great deal can be read into what a band choose to call their latest set of songs. In the case of LA-foursome Warpaint, though, the decision to make their second album self-titled seems significant. In recent press interviews Warpaint’s Theresa […]


Album stream: Warpaint – ‘Warpaint’

All-female US rock group Warpaint are back next week with the self-titled follow-up to their well-received 2011 debut album The Fool. Before its official release date next week, though, Warpaint have made the whole album available to stream in full. To stream Warpaint, head over to NPR.org The album features previously released tracks ‘Biggy’ and […]

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Album review: Mogwai – ‘Rave Tapes’

Mogwai – Rave Tapes {rating} Buy: Rave Tapes Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai return with their eighth studio album Rave Tapes, which continues the exploration of melodic grooves which began with their 2011 album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Back in the day Mogwai were known and appreciated primarily for the ‘quiet-to-loud’ dynamic of […]


25 albums to get excited about in 2014

First things first: Happy New Year! Now that’s out the way, let’s get stuck into the serious business of looking forward to what 2014 has in store for us all. After a pretty impressive 2013 for big albums – Bowie, My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, Jay Z, Kanye, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce to name […]

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What were the best albums of 2013?

We’re coming up to the end of the year, which means there’s currently a deluge of ‘best of’ lists hitting us from all angles online. I don’t like to dwell too much on picking out the ‘best’ when it comes to albums as to pick one excellent album out as ‘better’ than another seems a […]

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Kris Thomas’ Self-Titled EP Review

Season 4 The Voice contestant Kris Thomas first captured attention with his exceptional audition of Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You.” Covering songs ranging from Miguel’s “Adorn,” Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” and The Jackson Fives’ “I’ll Be There,” Thomas’ vocal talent proved to be uniquely special as he sang each […]

7 Days of Funk

Album review: 7 Days Of Funk

It’s been a weird year for one living rap legend who we mostly know as Snoop Dogg. The lively as ever 42-year-old decided to flip the script entirely and go the reggae route in early 2013 with the release of “Reincarnated.” He even changed his name, ever so slightly, for the project by embracing the […]

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EP Review: Piqued Jacks – ‘Just A Machine’

The Piqued Jacks, an Indie Alternative/Funk-Rock band, has released a 6-track EP titled Just A Machine. Originally from Italy, the band of brothers, consisting of Andrea Lazzeretti (vox & piano), Francesco Cugia (guitar & B.V), Matteo Cugia (Drums and B.V.) and Francesco Bini (bass & b.v.), now officially reside in Austin Texas and have already […]

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Album review: MonaLisa Twins – ‘When We’re Together’

The MonaLisa Twins, an Indie/60’s backbeat pop duo, released their full-length album “When We’re Together” and have already made some visually creative music videos for a few tracks on the album. Originally from Austria, the MonaLisa Twins’ distinctive musical style is drawn from a mixture of 60’s Pop, 60’s Rock n’Roll and Beat Music. They […]