Reviews

Single | Stephen Babcock – Willow Tree

Stephen Babcock began as a fledgling singer-songwriter at 13-years-old. Growing up in a large family with three siblings, he had plenty of inspiration to build upon his art form early-on between his older brother, a music enthusiast, and his father,…

Album | Ikes Creek – Up, Rising

When Ikes Creek first came to be, Korey Simeone, Mark Sanfilippo and Gabe Davis claim that it was entirely by chance. Still, in those initial moments, a creative fire must’ve been stoked. Rounded out now by Thomas Moose and Cori…

Album | Vetiver – Up On High

Over the years Vetiver have been a bit of a chameleon. There was a slightly Fleetwood Mac-ish tinge to Complete Strangers. Four years down the line, Up On High is a very different beast, much more of an acoustic outing…

Album | Lankum – The Livelong Day

Dropping the needle on The Livelong Day is to enter an intense world. Their third studio album is the Irish four-piece’s most uncompromising statement yet. Few bands would dare open with an 11-minute long reworking of ‘The Wild Rover?’, its…

Album | Angel Olsen – All Mirrors

‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ shaped the summer soundtrack of 2016, so much so that it’s easy to forget that Angel Olsen marches to a beat only she can hear. Following a path that doesn’t stick to the straight and narrow, she…

Album | Rob Alexander – Long Road Coming Home

Rob Alexander’s Long Road Coming Home instantly recalls an era of radio dominated by piano-pop pioneers. Fronted by sprightly keyboards, forward-moving percussion, and heady sax breaks, Alexander serves as the hearty frontman to deliver these hook-laden gems. Avoiding direct comparisons…