Category: Reviews

Album | Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Return To Greendale

After years of delays to the Archives project, it seems lockdown has provided Young with the time to get things moving at such a pace its becoming difficult to keep up. Barely a month is going by without a release…

Album | My Darling Clementine with Steve Nieve – Country Darkness

Taking on the Elvis Costello songbook is a risky proposition, yet My Darling Clementine have an ace up their sleeve on Country Darkness, the personal keyboard player of Mr. McManus, one Steve Nieve. Together, Michael Weston King (whose voice has more…

Album | Kevin Morby – Sundowner

Kevin Morby is a true American troubadour, a keen cataloguer of its myriad worlds. The gothic folk song ‘Harlem River’ was about New York’s river, offering peace after Morby had grown tired of the exhaustions of Manhattan; elsewhere on the…

Album | The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives

The Mountain Goats have produced 19 albums since the early 90’s but astoundingly these last couple of years have been their busiest period, seeing them release three records in the short expanse of 18 months. It’s testament to John Darnielle…

Album | This Is The Kit – Off Off On

Let’s just be honest straight out of the gates, this is an amazing record. Intimate and hypnotic, Kate Stables has not only mined for gold, but has found her fortune. Off Off On is the fourth record she has recorded…

Album | Laura Veirs – My Echo

“My songs knew I was getting divorced before I did”- Laura Veirs When Laura Veirs started putting pen to paper and forming the ideas behind what would form My Echo, her 11th studio album, she realised that her 19-year marriage…

Album | Juanita Stein – Snapshot

On her third solo LP, Juanita Stein emerges from the soundscapes of her previous works and again joins musical forces with her brother Joel, her bandmate from Howling Bells. The new record brings ten personal songs, woven out of snapshots from…

Album | Emmy The Great – April/月音

Emmy The Great’s new record isn’t, it must be said, all that new. The story begins back in September 2017, when Emma-Lee Moss travelled from her home in New York to her birth city of Hong Kong. “I was planning…

Album | Mary Lattimore – Silver Ladders

Mary Lattimore is well-known for her collaborative works, including recently-acclaimed albums with artists such as Meg Blair and Mac McCaughan. She’s also released two solo albums of contemplative and solemn harp music, the last one being 2018’s stunning Hundreds of…

Album | Tempesst – Must Be a Dream

Listening to Tempesst’s debut LP is like traveling by cool old van through the inner surreal landscapes, passing by cosmic canyons, giant flowers, sunsets on the beach, and mushroom clouds. There a lot going on around and you don’t know…