Records

Album | Slow Club – Paradise

In the two years since their debut Yeah So, it’s clear Slow Club have done a whole lot of growing up. Where the debut delighted us with its quirky, often shambolic joy, it still strayed too close to being, well,…

Album | Vostok 5 – Vostok 5

Vostok 5 is a collection of songs about man’s first uncertain explorations into space. Some of them are about men, both on the ground and in the rockets themselves; some who made it, some who never made it and some…

Album | Ganglians – Still Living

Californian indie-pop band Ganglians offer up a dreamy pop record; an anastomosis of The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Drums and Beach House. I would love for this band to be set apart from those artists, to possess special individuality…

Album | Tom Russell – Mesabi

A new Tom Russell album is always an event, and the veteran shows no signs of slowing down as he closes in on his seventh decade. And, from the rollicking ‘And God Created Border Towns’ and the title track to…

Album | Peggy Sue – Acrobats

I first saw Peggy Sue perform in the days when they were Peggy Sue and the Pirates, wearing fancy dress and singing funny, irreverent songs about Superman and wasted teenage girls. Their powerful voices and stage presence were already blindingly…