Reviews

  • FOREST SWORDS @ VILLAGE UNDERGROUND - 18/10/17
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    Forest Swords brought his unique experimental sound to London's Village Underground this week. You can say that Forest Swords makes ‘electronic music’ but such a vague description is a disservice...
    October 21, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Samantha Urbani proves her absence from music has been well justified on new EP
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    Backed by a visceral lead single, Samantha Urbani's new EP Policies of Power proves her absence from music has been well justified Policies of Power // Samantha Urbani As nuanced and...
    August 21, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • The best albums of 2017 (so far)
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    We have just passed the midway point of 2017 and such a time calls for us to reminisce on some of the fantastic releases we have fallen in love...
    August 18, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Circus Wolves return with new track 'Judas' ahead of this weekend's homecoming gig
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    After debuting as Plastic Rabbits, and then releasing an EP in 2015 as Circus Wolves, the Manchester indie- rockers return to the music scene for another shot, releasing their...
    August 10, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Baby in Vain exercise restraint with moody new track 'Low Life'
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    From Baby in Vain, a band at the very top of my 'ones to watch' list, comes a very capable and promising track. Whilst I detest using the word...
    August 10, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Arcade Fire have turned to cynicism on new album Everything Now
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    I’ve never entirely agreed with the common suggestion that Arcade Fire are this generation’s U2. Of course there have always been some similarities between the two; both bands have...
    July 27, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • 20 Years on Missy Elliott’s ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ is as important as ever
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    Melissa Arnette Elliott was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, a city better-known for its ports and Civil War history than its contributions to hip-hop. But if you’d been watching MTV...
    July 15, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Tyler, The Creator proves he's at the top of his game with 'Who Dat Boy'
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        Tyler, the Creator returns with not one, but two new singles ahead of his third solo album Flower Boy. Whilst he's hardly been quiet since the 2015 release Cherry...
    July 14, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Samantha Urbani's new single is a masterwork of synthpop
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        This isn't a drill, it's really happening... Samantha Urbani finally dropped that long awaited and yearned for solo material. Honestly it's the single I've been waiting for since 2012,...
    June 30, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Imagine Dragons return from hiatus with a slice of accessible rock
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        Imagine Dragons - Evolve After a brief hiatus in 2016, Imagine Dragons have stormed back onto the rock scene with a new 11 track album, Evolve. On first listen, the...
    June 27, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • Loz Campbell's 'Green Eyes' is a folk-rock tour-de-force
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        On her debut album Green Eyes, Loz Campbell hones in on her sound's inherent essence of folk-rock. Having toured her local festival circuit and gig scene for a few...
    June 24, 2017
    anemptytextlline
  • GoldLink @ Heaven - 7/6/17
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    GoldLink’s sold-out Heaven headline show was a celebration of the US rapper’s fine back catalogue and ever-growing place in contemporary hip-hop. Support came from Ireland’s Hare Squead – previous GoldLink...
    June 15, 2017
    anemptytextlline