SINGLE REVIEW: Jamie xx – Loud Places (Noise Cannon)

My contribution to the Noise Cannon's "Noise of the Week/#NOTW" 23/3/15 Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/03/29/noise-of-the-week-230315/ Our top noises this week feature a slightly moody dance number from Jamie Smith of the The xx, otherwise known as Jamie xx. If his latest singles are anything to go by, his upcoming album is going to be … Continue reading SINGLE REVIEW: Jamie xx – Loud Places (Noise Cannon)

ALBUM REVIEW: Purity Ring – Another Eternity

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/02/24/purity-ring-another-eternity/ Since breaking through with debut album Shrines in 2012, Canadian duo Purity Ring topped the iTunes Electronic chart amongst other praises by NME, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Megan James and Corin Roddick have maintained their electronic excellence while pushing a little more for pop with upcoming, self-produced release, Another Eternity. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Purity Ring – Another Eternity

ALBUM REVIEW: Ok Go – Hungry Ghosts

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/02/16/ok-go-hungry-ghosts/ Let’s start with saying that Hungry Ghosts isn’t a bad album – it is surely enjoyable, however, it’s far from remarkable. Music video geniuses they may be, but OK Go are lacking something despite a very busy-sounding album. The irony is almost sickening. The initial feeling of this album is … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ok Go – Hungry Ghosts

LIVE REVIEW: One Night Only + The Luka State + Akameleon @ The Joiners, Southampton – 04/02/15

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/02/06/one-night-only-the-luka-state-akameleon-the-joiners-southampton/ One Night Only have gone through some changes, from new members to a change in their sound and their current tour has got to be the test of it all. Along with The Luka State and Akameleon, the band played the second show of their tour at The Joiners in … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: One Night Only + The Luka State + Akameleon @ The Joiners, Southampton – 04/02/15

Noise Cannon: Noise of The Week (19/01/15 – 09/03/15)

A selection of single reviews from the last Noise of the Week features I wrote for: 19/01/15: RY X – Shortline http://noisecannon.com/2015/01/25/noise-of-the-week-190115/ Though it’s not brand spanking new, ‘Shortline’ has lingered around this week’s playlists, with a delicate introduction of soft vocals and slow, melodic guitar. Blissfully compelling, this track is pure beauty and elegance, … Continue reading Noise Cannon: Noise of The Week (19/01/15 – 09/03/15)

LIVE REVIEW: The Weeks @ The Joiners, Southampton – 17/01/15

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/01/21/the-weeks-the-joiners-southampton/ Touring across the UK in a string of intimate venues are The Weeks, known for supporting (and sounding like) Kings of Leon. Beginning at The Joiners in Southampton the band brought along with them Nashville six-piece, The Apache Relay. The night was sure as hell full of guitar-centric melodies … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Weeks @ The Joiners, Southampton – 17/01/15