In debut album Ology, American singer-songwriter Gallant articulates hardship and insecurity through often smooth and occasionally hard-hitting r&b melodies. Demonstrating his vocal prowess on all fronts, Gallant channels 80s and 90s vibes to create a powerful yet deeply anxious and emotional story whilst also flowing smoothly from a lower register to well placed falsetto. Despite […]Read more "Ology by Gallant"
In debut album Communion, British pop band Years & Years delivers a selection of proper dance floor tunes lined with melancholic questionings and self-pity. In an attempt to dance your problems away, you might find yourself reaching for this album from now on. In song “Real”, singer Olly Alexander promises to “do what you like […]Read more "Communion by Years & Years"
Former Killers frontman Brandon Flowers dropped his second solo album last month. The Desired Effect features ten news tracks masterfully crafted by Flowers and producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who also worked with artists like Vampire Weekend and Haim. Speaking of Haim, lead singer Danielle also gracefully lent her drumming skills to the making of this sophomore […]Read more "The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers"
Twenty One Pilots blew up in 2013 with the release of their third studio album Vessel, quickly chucking them in the alternative scene limelight. Thanks to the success of their first full-length release and the helping hand of record label Fueled by Ramen, this newest record was met with quite the anticipation. Blurryface, featuring fourteen […]Read more "Blurryface by Twenty One Pilots"
Aside from having a mouthful of a name, Catfish and the Bottlemen are a British rock group that have been gaining quite a following since the release of their debut album The Balcony. Understandably so, the band has recently been selling out most of their tour dates in both America and the UK along with receiving […]Read more "The Balcony by Catfish and the Bottlemen"
After disappearing for almost four years, Justin Nozuka resurfaced last month with his new album Ulysees. Using this time to take a step back, familiarise himself with production and find new inspiration, Nozuka put together an album that strays quite a bit from what we’ve seen previously with his debut album Holly and sophomore album You I Wind Land and Sea. This self-produced record offers […]Read more "Ulysees by Justin Nozuka"
You know when you’re lying in bed, listening to a new band you just discovered and it suddenly dawns on you that it would be virtually impossible for you to keep on living if you didn’t tell someone about it? Okay…maybe not, but this happens to me on a regular basis and today is no exception. […]Read more "Whitaker"
Inspired by International Woman’s day, I’ve decided to share with you all some of my favourite women or female led bands of the moment. First off, we have Chvrches. Their album Bones of What you Believe features some great synth pop songs driven by lovely and melodic female vocals. This Scottish band takes the synthpop […]Read more "What Up, Women! Chvrches, Birdy, London Grammar, MR MS"
Hello Internet users and proud owners of a fully functional pair of ears, I’ve got some album suggestions for you so listen up! First off we have Haim. This trio of sisters from LA released their first album Days Are Gone last September and it’s amazing. This album just takes me back! Most songs have this retro […]Read more "Haim, X Ambassadors, The Neighbourhood and The Fray"