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One of the most anticipated British debuts of 2018, The Blinders deliver a fully rounded rock statement with ‘Columbia’ but leave their future open.
‘Black Rainbow Sound’ sees Leeds-based Menace Beach upgrade their template by successfully building in synths and electronics into their indie-psych sound.
Unleashing sardonic and satirical barbs at life in 2018, Bodega’s debut album ‘Endless Scroll’ delivers handsomely on the hype.
Melody Prochet uses ‘Bon Voyage’ to showcase a quite different Melody’s Echo Chamber than the one we remembered from six years ago.
Jorja Smith’s diverse range of styles and genre exercises, as well as her stunning vocal ability, make ‘Lost & Found’ one of the best British pop debuts in years.
‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ sees Courtney Barnett aim for a richer, darker and more harrowing sound for her sophomore effort, and it feels like a natural and successful musical evolution.
We caught up with Pulled Apart By Horses guitarist James Brown before their show at Live At Leeds 2018.
Tinashe’s third album ‘Joyride’ displays plenty of vocal talent, but her presence is often obscured by her male collaborators.
Raging with distorted guitars and dripping acidic cynicism at times, but tame and disjointed in others, Cabbage’s debut album ‘Nihilistic Glamour Shots’ is only partly successful.
Preoccupations’ third record ‘New Material’ is just as nihilistic and apocalyptic as their earlier albums, yet also more melodic and accessible.