Compelling and empathetic storytelling is key to ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, which sees Dave exploring identity and belonging more closely.
With their third album ‘Forest Of Your Problems’, Snapped Ankles successfully meld bitterness with danceability.
‘Silk For The Starving’ is a sharp, energetic and modern take on post-punk by Speedy Wunderground’s latest products The Lounge Society.
Aria Wells’ first full-length Greentea Peng album ‘MAN MADE’ lives up to the hype, a refreshing blend of psychedelic R&B cut with dub and reggae influences.
Although more controlled than the chaos of their debut, Black Midi’s second album ‘Cavalcade’ is dynamic, detailed and highly intense.
On the kinetic ‘Black To The Future’, Shabaka Hutchings and Sons Of Kemet sound more urgent and animated than ever before.
Embracing funk and disco influences into their template of hard rock and chunky riffing, Royal Blood’s third album ‘Typhoons’ is admirable but slightly uneven.
Dry, inventive and intelligent, Dry Cleaning’s ‘New Long Leg’ represents one of British post-punk’s most promising debut albums in years.
A low-key album of pop, dub and rap experimentation, ‘Gorillaz’ is a compelling but imperfect origin story of one of music’s most enduring bands.
Former East India Youth man William Doyle’s latest album ‘Great Spans Of Muddy Time’ is populated exclusively by ideas executed better by other artists.