Best Albums of 2017

I've already written about my Best Gigs of 2017, and next up are my Best Albums - from the ones I've found myself listening to repeatedly for most of the year, to the ones that converted me into a fan, the sensational sophomores, and the exceedingly good debuts. It was incredibly difficult to put these … Continue reading Best Albums of 2017


Peace – From Under Liquid Glass

I INTERRUPT LIST SEASON TO (FINALLY) BRING YOU THE NEW TRACK FROM EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE INDIE QUARTET PEACE.   Their first release since their 2015 sophomore album Happy People, Peace dropped new single From Under Liquid Glass with seemingly no warning, hype, or promo of any kind last night. Known for their melodic, drifting indie rock, the four-piece have been MIA for … Continue reading Peace – From Under Liquid Glass

Cigarettes After Sex – Live Review

Ambient dream-pop collective Cigarettes After Sex were formed almost accidentally in 2008 by songwriter and frontman Greg Gonzalez. While living in El Paso, Texas, Gonzalez was experimenting with capturing the spacious sounds of recording songs in a four-story stairwell at the University of Texas. These dreamy songs would make up the first Cigarettes After Sex EP, I., which would see release in 2012. … Continue reading Cigarettes After Sex – Live Review

Oh Wonder @ Manchester Academy – Live Review

Oh Wonder are London based songwriting duo Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht, who craft and sing wispy, mostly slow-grooving, R&B-flecked tunes. Their self-titled debut album was released in September 2015, but Oh Wonder already had thousands of adoring fans waiting with open arms for them. Since then, Oh Wonder have become an online viral sensation, garnering millions of … Continue reading Oh Wonder @ Manchester Academy – Live Review

Dolphin Centre – ‘Streetlit French Kisses’

FFO: Vistas, Spilt Milk Society, Arctic Monkeys, Blaenavon    Dolphin Centre are Tom Braithwaite, Cam Stephenson, and Ethan Golledge, a Manchester trio currently on the hunt for a drummer to complete their pod. Taking a DIY approach and producing anthemic, indie demos from the bedrooms of their university halls, their first ever demo comes in the … Continue reading Dolphin Centre – ‘Streetlit French Kisses’