Van William – Countries : VH Album Review

I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a country music fan, but during a writing slump I decided to pick up this review opportunity and it was surprisingly inspiring.

Though not exactly my taste in music, I was enamoured by the passion behind this album and the feelings that it evoked. Countries is a truly profound album with a heartfelt story as Van William explores heartbreak in many ways, from the loss of his family business, to the ending of a six year relationship.

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Fazerdaze – Morningside || VH Album Review

If you read my post about the Tashaki Miyaki album, you might remember that I mentioned another dream pop album that I received on the same day. Well, I can finally share it with you! I fell in love with Morningside by Fazerdaze instantly, and was incredibly happy to be able to listen to it way over a month before it was to be released. That said, with all the time came a lot of procrastination, so when it came to writing up my review, I had listened to this album perhaps a little too much.

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Tashaki Miyaki – The Dream || VH Album Review

It has been a while since I’ve connected to an album as strongly as I did with Tashaki Miyaki’s debut LP, The Dream. As soon as this album was put forward to the Vulture Hound team for review, I just had to take it. Dream pop? Shoegaze? Yes please. That’s my thing. Even one of the editors said he would have put at least £20 down on me taking it. I can only assume that, as a music journalist, being predictable in terms of music taste is a good thing, right?
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The Wytches – All Your Happy Life || Album Review

Here’s a piece I recently wrote for Vulture Hound. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/09/the-wytches-all-your-happy-life-album-review/

The Wytches have come full throttle with their second album All Your Happy Life, taking on a grungey note of psychedelia and inviting us in to a warped world of mayhem. With main inspiration coming from their changed perspective of English life, seeing it in a new light since the release of their debut (Annabel Dream Reader) in 2014, this album comes across as an exploration of a newer self. From intensified guitar and enraged vocals to slower, slacker-rock, The Wytches rock all over the place, in a mishap manner that only they can pull off.

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