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 idea of twin, yin/yang EPs is a masterstroke from Iglooghost, with ‘Clear Tamei’ and ‘Steel Mogu’ each scanning as different but complementary works.
Despite a handful of awesome moments, Speedy Ortiz’s third album ‘Twerp Verse’ is strangely lethargic, and feels like it ran out of ideas early in the process.
The best gigs of the week in Leeds, featuring Ought, Gengahr and Vessels.
Phil Elverum’s ninth LP ‘Now Only’ is a record with more questions than answers, but which develops superbly on what was a decade-defining album.
‘All That Must Be’ is by no means a perfect record but is a record which continues to show the promise of George FitzGerald.
The best gigs of the week in Leeds – including Marsicans, The Wave Pictures and the legendary Lee “Scratch” Perry!
A preview and playlist ahead of 2018’s Mad Cool festival in Madrid, running from July 12th-14th.
On ‘All Nerve’, The Breeders have shown themselves to still have a keen eye for groovy riffs and delightfully playful lyricism – there’s just not enough of it on show at times.
If you have followed Poliça on their discography thus far then this is yet another interesting addition. However, ‘Music For The Long Emergency’ fails as frequently as it succeeds, leaving those unfamiliar to the Minneapolis band’s work little reason to listen now.
Imagine a festival on an idyllic beach, where it doesn’t rain, headlined by the best musicians from a plethora of genres at the top of their game… You just imagined Primavera Sound 2018, the biggest and best indie festival in Europe.