Currently studying Mathematics and Music at Leeds University. Generally a fan of all things musical and vaguely geeky. Values aesthetic way too much.
Now simply a solo vehicle for singer Jonny Pierce, the fourth Drums record is perfectly fine but doesn’t take any risks or offer many variations of the formula.
Amber Coffman’s first solo album after leaving Dirty Projectors, ‘City Of No Reply’, is sadly far too polite and inoffensive to be memorable enough.
While it contains some exceptional highlights, ‘Relaxer’ finds Alt-J often struggling to find their footing on an admirably bold third album.
‘Pleasure’, Leslie Feist’s first album in six years, shows that her strange, playful power has not diminished with time.
The New Pornographers mark the start of their third decade with seventh album ‘Whiteout Conditions’, an energetic and exhausting triumph.
Post-punk legends Wire’s 16th album ‘Silver/Lead’, their third in as many years, puts many of today’s guitar groups to shame.
A companion piece to ANOHNI’s ‘Hopelessness’ album last year, ‘Paradise’ is thought-provoking, politically relevant and musically exhilarating.
With their second album ‘Volcano’, Temples refine and polish the winning formula from their 2014 debut.
After five years of silence, David Longstreth delivers a break-up album of rare insight and unpretentious, interesting execution.
With his 16th album in as many years, Ryan Adams still has something to say with ‘Prisoner’.