Advancing their sound in a pop-oriented direction, CHAI sacrifice the effectiveness of their message with sugary third album ‘WINK’.
A chilled and easy-going mix of folk, pop and indie, ‘Music’ will hopefully be a breakout moment for Mac DeMarco-approved Benny Sings.
Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.
Mush’s second album ‘Lines Redacted’ feels musically over-stylised, which blunts the impact of their excellent lyrics.
More concise, sugar-coated punk gems from Norwegian outfit Pom Poko on sophomore album ‘Cheater’.
Overuse of microtonal riffs and progressions leads to the first falter of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s industrious career on 16th album ‘K.G.’
Thea Gustafsson’s Becky And The Birds project is one that promises great things, if latest EP ‘Trasslig’ is anything to go by.
The accomplished ‘Auto-Pain’ sees Chicago post-punk outfit Deeper discover the ability to express themselves with an even greater range of emotions and sounds.
Hitting a sweet spot between indie, funk and psych-rock, ‘Disco Volador’ is an infectious triumph for The Orielles.
With a superabundance of frantic, noisy riffing and howling vocals, ‘God Damn’ is a return to form for the Wolverhampton trio.