Thursday, February 29, 2024

Album Reviews

So much music, so little time… Take something new for a test drive and read our review.

Shooless

Shooless: A Track By Track Rundown of Their New EP

Shooless are here! With their first self-titled EP just released (link below) Shooless sit down for a track-by-track rundown thanks to Floyd Lee. Like magnets...
Blur

Blur – The Ballad Of Darren (Parlophone) (Album Review)

Blur follow up their triumphant two-night stand at Wembley Stadium with an equally triumphant new album. Let’s be honest, when a favourite band reunites and...
Will McClean

Will McClean – Don’t Forget To Breathe (Album Review)

Wellington hip-hop artist Will McClean warns us Don’t Forget To Breathe releasing today an album that is, ’diving into the depths of vulnerability’. McClean was...
PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey – I Inside the Old Year Dying (Partisan/Liberator)

PJ Harvey takes us back and forward while worshipping at the feet of Wyman-Elvis. Confused? So am I, but hang in there. It’s been seven...
13th Floor

Join Us at The 13th Floor Fund-raising Event!!!

The 13th Floor is still raising money to keep our video sessions alive! We loved having so many amazing local artists up to The...
Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams – Stories From A Rock N Roll Heart (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers)

Lucinda Williams has made the comeback album of the year with her Stories From A Rock N Roll Heart. Like all of us, Lucinda has...
Swans

Swans – Beggar (Mute/Young God) Album Review

SWANS, the formidable American group formed in the early 1980s, that survived the No Wave label, have reinvented themselves multiple times. As the stalwart...
John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Orpheus Descending (Republic)

John Mellencamp releases his 25th studio album. The Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer coming off a previous album that, depending who you talk,...
The Hard-Ons

The Hard-Ons – Ripper ’23 (Cheersquad) (Album Review)

The Hard-Ons circa the first phase (mid80 to early ’90s) were an underground punk favourite in Aotearoa/New Zealand, with their take on Ramones punk...
Pickle Darling

Pickle Darling – Laundromat (Father/ Daughter)

There’s a sparkling magic in Pickle Darling songs. The project of Ōtautahi songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lukas Mayo, this latest collection comprises wry reflections on...