Album | Lone Wolf – Lodge

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Paul Marshall, the man behind the Lone Wolf moniker, has maintained a struggle against anxiety over the past three years following the release of his highly acclaimed sophomore album The Lovers, even to the point that some found it hard…

EP | River Child – Lone City Lights

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In his debut EP, Lone City Lights, unsigned North Londoner artist River Child proves that it’s cool to be un-cool. With an organic, anti-overproduction disposition, the singer-songwriter encapsulates all that made the Greenwich Village scene an ironically booming success in…

Album | Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

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When news came that Mumford & Sons were ditching the banjo-intensified frills and thrills of their previous two critically-acclaimed albums, fans of the band were rightfully apprehensive. Not only were Mumford’s sons another folk/rock band amongst the droves introduced to…

Album | Bella Hardy – With the Dawn

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Bella Hardy’s latest album, With the Dawn, opens with ‘The Only Thing To Do’, which pairs tense, anticipatory vocals with rumbling drums and brass. The drumbeat feels slightly ’90s, mixing heartache (“should I hide a broken heart?”) with motion. The lyrics would also work as…

Album | The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ

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The Mountain Goats are responsible for my all-time favourite record. The Sunset Tree is frontman John Darnielle’s angry and beautiful ode to his troubled adolescence. Since its release in 2005, Darnielle has released five brilliant LPs with themes from the Bible to mental illness.…