Reading Music Journalism at Huddersfield University, I have a passion for all things musical. I pride myself on being open minded in music genres and have a love of writing to match. The coolest cat on The Student Playlist, I also support Hartlepool United and am an avid pro-wrestling fan.
The outrageously talented Ella Yelich-O’Connor doubles down on her existing sound for her second full-length album ‘Melodrama’.
Much of the hype leading up to ‘Cigarettes After Sex’ originated from the maturity shown in the group’s writing, though little of that is evidenced here.
The problem for Phoenix is that many believe they have already released their masterpiece in 2009 hit record ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’. While ‘Ti Amo’ hints that the French four-piece can reach these heights again, the reality is they may very well not.
!!!’s seventh studio album feels very slightly tired and old-fashioned, despite the kind of indie-dance floor fillers they’ve been turning out for over 15 years now.
After the pop misadventures of their previous effort, Paramore are back on the right track with fifth album ‘After Laughter’.
The idea that a debut album should represent the sound of a band is one which remains true 99% of the time, however, during ‘United States of Horror’s 40+ minutes, the only notion of clarity we get is that Ho99o9 are as uncommitted to one sound as they are committed to challenging the listener.
No Shape is a delightful record, built on superb lyricism and ably assisted by some excellent instrumentation.
What our roving reporters got up to on the Saturday at Live At Leeds 2017.
Adore//Repel’s debut album ‘Empty Orchestra’ hints a lot but delivers disappointingly little. One for the future.
Maxïmo Park are to close out 2017’s Live At Leeds festival at the O2 Academy on Sunday night.