Songs designed for the live arena translate solidly to record on Sea Girls’ debut ‘Open Up Your Head’.
Although there’s plenty of interesting ideas, the manically busy debut from Crack Cloud ultimately goes down as an interesting failure.
Dwelling on the anxieties of imminent parenthood, former Maccabees lead singer Orlando Weeks’ debut solo album ‘A Quickening’ is a very human listen.
Eclectic York newcomers The Howl & The Hum produce a varied and detailed debut album in ‘Human Contact’.
Circa Waves’ fourth release consists of two mini-albums encompassing happiness and sadness. An ambitious concept that’s disappointingly more of the same.
While all the elements that made Archy Marshall’s first two King Krule albums so great are present, they’re disappointingly submerged on ‘Man Alive!’
With their tongue-in-cheek take on the state of the world set to jaggy, DIY indie-punk, Mush’s debut album ‘3D Routine’ is a great first effort.
Green Day’s deliberately economical 13th album ‘Father Of All…’ represents a minor late-career upswing, full of energy and spirit.
‘Sanctuary’, Gengahr’s third studio album, suffers from a lack of distinctiveness despite a small clutch of career highlights.
Opting to turn away from electronic music in favour of punk, Alex Crossan’s second Mura Masa album ‘R.Y.C.’ often lacks connection.