Bodega’s punches often fail to connect on disappointingly brief and underwritten EP ‘Shiny New Model’.
On ‘Under Your Sky’, The Sherlocks deliver a criminally unimaginative sophomore album that serves as a whistle-stop tour of indie-rock’s clichés.
On their third album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples unfortunately over-polish their sound and lose many of the winning characteristics that made them so satisfying.
Dark post-punk ranging from high-energy ragers to ghostly, minimalist pieces, ‘When I Have Fears’ is a fine debut from Dublin’s The Murder Capital.
Quite aside from the backlash it’s generated, ‘No Man’s Land’ certainly represents an over-extension of Frank Turner’s emotional resources.
Forsaking the electric guitar for the first time in his career, Ty Segall’s latest studio creation ‘First Taste’ still manages to convincingly re-create his psych-garage style.
Kaiser Chiefs once accurately expressed dissatisfaction with the modern world, but now that 2019 is genuinely a mess, they’re making prosaic, generic ‘anthems’ with no distinguishing qualities.
Parting ways with Brian Burton on production, The Black Keys’ first album in five years is a very obvious homage to classic rock and blues.
Reforming for the first time in over a decade, Jack White’s The Raconteurs opt to play it comparatively safe on ‘Help Us Stranger’, notwithstanding some moments of weirdness.
His first new album in six years, Bill Callahan is in reflective and ruminative form on ‘Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest’.