Reviews

The Jayhawks – XOXO

The Jayhawks are a band that need no introduction to anyone who is reading these pages. XOXO is their third album since returning from their latest hiatus back in 2014 and the follow up to Back Roads and Abandoned Motels. It’s 25 years since…

Album | Neil Young – Homegrown

In 1975, Neil Young had a choice of two ready-to-go albums to release as the follow up to the masterpiece that was On The Beach. Tonight’s The Night was a tequila-drenched wake in which Young mourned the drug deaths of…

Album | Julian Taylor – The Ridge

Julian Taylor has spent his life living between two worlds, while not really being a member of either one. 50% West Indian and 25% Mohawk, he grew up as an indigenous person of colour, raised by a white step-grandmother. As…

Album | Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

Singer. Producer. Raconteur. Shares a band with Connor Oberst. Plays in a indie-supergroup with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus. A winner on Twitter. An artist studying the world with an arched eyebrow, trying to find her place in the modern…

Album | Larkin Poe – Self Made Man

“If you’re not going to kick down the door, why go into the room?” asks Rebecca Lovell. It’s really not much of a question for her or her sister and Larkin Poe bandmate, Megan. They are not about to enter…

Live | Laura Marling @ Union Chapel

In an alternate universe, Laura Marling would have just wrapped up an extensive North American and UK tour during which we’d have got a first listen to music from her seventh album Song For Our Daughter, scheduled for an August…

Album | Humphrey – Humphrey

Recorded back in 1971 in a South Africa which was, at the time, ruled by Apartheid, Humphrey’s self-titled album is wonderful surprise dug out from the archives by Notes on a Journey. Left in obscurity for almost half a century,…