Following my review of Leif Vollebekk’s latest album, Stay Loose PR asked me to check out another band on their roster. This time it was Bristol based duo Meadowlark with their latest EP, Nocturnes. I think it’s safe to say I was hooked immediately.
I recently wrote a retrospective review of Kings of Leon’s third album Because of the Times, as part of Vulture Hound’s 10 Albums at 10 series. As you can probably guess it takes a look at ten albums from ten years ago, my choice being a Kings of Leon classic, with the likes of ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Charmer’ on the track-list.
It’s always nice to get a little recognition from a PR, to the point that they come directly to you in regards to reviewing one of their artists. It’s just the kind of ego boost that every writer needs. So when Ellie from Stay Loose sent me over Leif Vollebekk’s latest album Twin Solitude, I was absolutely up for giving it a listen.
If anything is going to grab my attention when browsing for the latest albums available for review, it’s this statement:
“This must be up someone’s street…”
A little while ago I received several emails from Chalk Press Agency about an artist called Declan McKenna. After getting over my birthday relaxation period, I finally took notice of these emails and listened to his latest track (after all, they had been ever so kind last year having sent me a private link to The Big Moon’s Formidable video prior to its release). I thoroughly enjoyed what I heard, he puts his passion for music and politics together in such an ingenious way, stating the problems of the world, while giving us something to sing about. Continue reading “Declan McKenna || VH Artist of the Week (23/01/17)”
The debut album from Sundara Karma came out the other day and it is a massive moment for the band, definitely not one to be missed. Continue reading “Sundara Karma – Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect || VH Album Review”
Last month I reviewed Caught In Still Life, the debut album from Vaults and I fell in love with the captivating vocals and the immersive nature of the record. Continue reading “Vaults – Caught In Still Life || VH Album Review”
If you’re up to date with my monthly favourites (or my constant tweets), you’ll know that I am absolutely head over heels in love with a gorgeous little band called The Big Moon. For this reason, when it came to my turn for picking Vulture Hound’s latest ‘Artist of the Week’, there was no better fit. Continue reading “The Big Moon || VH Artist of the Week (14/11/16)”
I recently reviewed the new JAWS album for Vulture Hound and I absolutely loved it. Simplicity is a great step forward from their debut, an appropriate amount of change without straying too far from their roots. It was also nice to get a physical copy sent in the post, even if it arrived way after I got the review published. Never mind though, it all worked out in the end! I definitely urge you to check out the album if you’re into the whole indie/chill-wave/alt-rock shabang.
Check out the full review here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/11/jaws-simplicity-album-review/
Stream the album here: http://radi.al/Simplicity
Here’s a piece I recently wrote for Vulture Hound, find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/10/by-the-sea-festival-dreamland-margate-festival-review/
Last year saw Margate’s newly re-opened amusement park, Dreamland, host Hot Chip and Foals as headliners for the first ever By The Sea Festival. The seaside town put on two nights of shows, with its success sparking interest for another show in 2016. Headliners this year included Wild Beasts andSuper Furry Animals on Friday, with Bat For Lashes and Wolf Alice on Saturday.