Delicate, polished but ultimately a bit anonymous, ‘DEACON’ loses its identity in Josiah Wise’s pursuit of perfection.
Porridge Radio’s second studio album ‘Every Bad’ is sharper and more detailed than their 2016 debut.
Three years in the making, Whitney’s second album ‘Forever Turned Around’ is just like its predecessor: earnest yet refreshingly free.
On her remarkable debut album ‘Beware Of The Dogs’, Australian newcomer Stella Donnelly shows herself to be a ferocious, funny and deeply empathetic songwriter.
Kyle Molleson studiously constructs his music before gleefully destroying it on his debut Makeness album, ‘Loud Patterns’.
Cherry Glazerr’s second album ‘Apocalipstick’ makes a more mature but nonetheless vital statement.
by Ed Biggs A seven-piece band whose key creative driving forces came together after the disintegration of Smith Westerns in December 2014 – their lead guitarist Max Kakacek teaming up with ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Julien Ehrlich – Whitney deal in the kind of bright, unfussy and skilfully arranged alt-country made popular by Wilco, Midlake and Real Estate over the last 15 years.