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alternative hip-hop / jazz rap: Loyle Carner: hugo. Abrasive lyricism at his most brutally honest, a capture of Carner’s most retrospective.

alternative jazz-rock / lounge rock: Arctic Monkeys: The Car. A timeless collective of debonair lounge-rock worthy for any French black noir film.

alternative hip-hop / jazz rap: Little Simz: The Mercury Magic of Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert. powerful and emotive. A masterpiece of an album worthing of winning this years’ Mercury Prize.

grunge / post-punk: October Drift: I Don’t Belong Anywhere. Visceral post-grunge brood with a worthy sophomore album.

grunge / post-punk: Gilla Band: Most Normal. Experimental workings out at their best, Gilla Band return in sparkling form with true gritty, Irish noise.

lo-fi / indie pop: Easy Life: MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE… pockets of lo-fi “pop-bop” delight in an album littered with no compromise.

alternative rock: Pizza Crunch: That Serene Age. One of the most exciting prospects to leave Scotland in the alternative rock sphere. Get involved on a need-to-know basis.

hip-hop / rap: Kid Cudi: Entergalactic. A wonderous soundtrack met with a dazzling animation to match.

nu-metal / hardcore: Slipknot: The End, So Far. The end of an era for some, the start of something great for many. It’s safe to say Slipknot are eroding the doubters.

indie-pop / dance: Superorganism: World Wide Pop. High energy fun rinsed with plenty of feel-good moments. Blast it to space.



alternative / rock: Pulled Apart By Houses: Reality Cheques. A fresh start with a fresh album.

alternative / post-punk: Sports Team: Gulp! A drizzle of light entertainment, the likes of Sports Team cannot be categorised per genre.

post-punk: Kid Kapichi: Here’s What You Could Have Won. True national spirit uniting one voice for change with straight-edged punk rock.

alternative / rock: Dead Pony: War Boys. A collective of battle-ready chorus to recharge the batteries.

indie-pop: Sunflower Bean: Handful of Sugar. A perfect backdrop for a coastal drive or a hippie commercial, it’s a worthy listen either way.

rock/hardcore: The Devil Wears Prada: Colour Decay. A deserving victory parade of post-hardcore rock laced with an experimental lick.

alternative post-punk: Porridge Radio: Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky. A fresh and poignant perspective to a world as confusing as ever.

indie rock: The Amazons: How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me? The third studio album sees the band hit their first NO.5 album in the charts, as we see the same winning formula.

electronic dance: Two Door Cinema Club: Keep On Smiling

punk rock: WACO: Rock Spirit Absolute Joy



hard rock: Muse: Will of the People

emo-rap: $uicideboy$: Sing Me A Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation

alternative post-punk: Baby Strange: World Below

rap: Aitch: Close To Home

punk: KAMORA: Feel Alive (singles review)

punk: Shark Bait: Late Bloomer (singles review)

alternative rock: KASABIAN: The Alchemist’s Euphoria

alternative: Gorillaz: Demon Days

post-punk: BODEGA: Broken Equipment

electronic: M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

JULY 2022


punk rock: Viagra Boys: Cave World

blues rock: Jack White: Entering Heaven Alive

indie rock: Jamie T: The Theory of Whatever

jazz rap/lo-fi hip hop: Kofi Stone: Nobody Cares Till Everybody Does

jazz rap: Loyle Carner: Hate (single review)

hard rock: Shinedown: Planet Zero

indie alternative: Paolo Nutini: Last Night in the Bittersweet

JUNE 2022


indie-pop/disco: Foals: This is Yours

lo-fi indie: your artist spotlight:// VALA.

Alternative-Electronic: Bad Sounds: Escaping from a Violent Time, Vol. 1

MAY 2022


ROCK: Liam Gallagher: C’MON YOU KNOW

NU-FUNK/ACID JAZZ: Cory Wong: Elevator Music For Elevated Mood


ALTERNATIVE: Florence + The Machine: Dance Fever


ALTERNATIVE: Arcade Fire: We

GRUNGE ROCK: Artist Spotlight: Dinosaur Pile-Up

INDIE ROCK: Blossoms: Ribbon Around The Bomb

APRIL 2022


INDIE ALTERNATIVE: Single Spotify: Young Excitement by Pizza Crunch

INDIE ALTERNATIVE: Single Spotlight: Bad Friday by Everything Everything

ALTERNATIVE: Artist Spotlight: This is Alice Merton


ROCK: QOTSA: …Like Clockwork Album Review

GRUNGE/ROCK: Jack White: Fear of the Dawn Album Review

INDIE/ROCK: A Delectable Summer Starter … This is Daydream Runaways

BLACK POP: Making GRAMMYs History: Jon Batiste and the Importance of Celebrating Black Culture

RnB/SOUL: Our “Slop n Soul” Artist: This is the work of Curtis Harding

ELECTRONIC WAVE: Artist Spotlight: Bonobo

FUNK ROCK: John Frusciante’s Welcoming Return … and Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Unlimited Love”

MARCH 2022


INDIE ROCK: The “Magik” of Bloc Party: The Art of Alpha Games

POP PUNK: The “Downfall” of Machine Gun Kelly: mainstream sellout

ALTERNATIVE ROCK: Black Foxxes: Reiði Album Review





POP PUNK: How Avril Lavigne Has Turned Back Time: The Pop-Punk Revitalisation

INDIE ROCK: White Lies: “As I Try Not To Fall Apart” – Album Review

FOLK ROCK: Frank Turner: “FTHC” – Album Review

ALTERNATIVE INDIE: alt-J: “The Dream” – Album Review

ROCK: Black Country, New Road: “Ants From Up Here” – Album Review

POP PUNK: Jack Kays’: Blending With Substance



HARD ROCK: Down and Dirty with: Tigercub

BALLAD ROCK: Creeper: “American Noir” – Album Review

INDIE ROCK: The Wombats “Fix Yourself, Not the World” Album Review

INDIE ROCK: Spector: “Now or Whenever” Album Review

ALTERNATIVE ROCK: Twin Atlantic: “Transparency” Album Review

SYNTH POP: The Weeknd: “Dawn FM” Album Review

December 2021

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INDIE: ISLAND: “Yesterday Park” Album Review

INDIE POP: Singles Review: Arlie’s karma.

POP PUNK: MOD SUN “Internet Killed the Rockstar” Album Review

November 2021


ROCK: Nothing But Thieves: “Moral Panic” Album Review

POP: Adele: ’30’: Album Review


ROCK: Angels & Airwaves: “Lifeforms” Album Review

POP PUNK: POORSTACY: ‘Party At The Cemetery’ Album Review

October 2021


INDIE ALTERNATIVE: Sam Fender: ‘Seventeen Going Under’ Album Review

ROCK: Don Broco: ‘Amazing Things’ Album Review

ROCK: Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes: ‘Sticky’ Album Review

FUNK/JAZZ: Your Next Artist: Too Many Zooz

INDIE: Artist Spotlight: Everything Everything

RAP/GRIME: Artist Spotlight: Burna Boy

POP PUNK: jxdn – “Tell Me About Tomorrow” Album Review

Most Recent: September 2021


ROCK: Artist Spotlight: Black Honey

GOSPEL ROCK: Sleep Token – “Your Place Will Become Your Tomb” – Album Review

PROGRESSIVE ROCK: Artist Spotlight: Plini

POP ROCK: Imagine Dragons – ‘Mercury Act 1’ Album Review

August 2021


HIP HOP: Kanye West – DONDA Album Review

POP: Lorde – ‘Solar Power’ Album Review

POP ROCK: Imagine Dragons’: Return of the Indie Mythicals



Most Recent: JULY 2021


POP: Billie Eilish: ‘Happier Than Ever’ Album Review

POP ROCK: John Mayer – ‘Sob Rock’ Album Review

POP PUNK: Willow – ‘lately I feel EVERYTHING’ Album Review

ALTERNATIVE ROCK: YONAKA – ‘Seize The Power’: Album Review

ROCK: Artist Spotlight: Badflower

ALTERNATIVE INDIE: Album of the Summer: Arlo Parks’ Collapsed in Sunbeams

JUNE 2021


ALTERNATIVE RAP: Tyler, The Creator – ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST’: Album Review

HARD ROCK: Artist Spotlight: Black Peaks

POP PUNK: Artist Spotlight: Kenny Hoopla

HARD ROCK: Cleopatrick – ‘BUMMER’ Album Review

GOSPEL ROCK: Sleep Token – ‘Sundowning’ Album Review

MAY 2021


INDIE RAP POP: easy life’s ‘life’s a beach’ Album Review

INTERNATIONAL: Twenty One Pilots – ‘Scaled and Icy’ Album Review

ALTERNATIVE INDIE: Everything Everything: New Explosion of Life

BLUES ROCK: The Black Keys – ‘Delta Kream’ Album Review


FOLK: Gerry Cinnamon: The True Story Teller of Music

HARD ROCK: The Influence of: Pixies

ROCK: Black Pistol Fire: Look Alive

POP: Billie Eilish: Blurry World


APRIL 2021


ROCK: Royal Blood – ‘Typhoons’ Album Review

ROCK: Thirty Seconds to Mars: The Majesty of ‘A Beautiful Lie’

INDIE ROCK: The Journey of Foals: What Went Down

JAZZ: Jamie Cullum: Profession of Jazz

INDIE: Alt-J: The World of Experimental Sound

INDIE ROCK: One Big Year: The Snuts

ALTERNATIVE INDIE: The Magic of Tame Impala: The Slow Rush

HARD ROCK: Artist Spotlight: cleopatrick

Most Recent: MARCH 2021


RAP: KSI: Breaking Boundaries

INDIE: Ben Howard’s Collections from the Whiteout

ALTERNATIVE INDIE: Kings of Leon’s When You See Yourself

POP: Aloe Blacc’s All Love Everything

LOCAL: Artist Spotlight: Chris Pidsley

LOCAL: Artist Spotlight: Michael Gallagher

HIP HOP/SPOKEN WORD RAP: The Rise of UK Grime: Dave + Ghetts

Most Recent: FEBRUARY 2021


METAL ROCK: Architect’s For Those That Wish To Exist

POP: Love Story: Why Taylor Swift is a Genius

INDIE LO-FI: The Rise of Powfu: death bed

ROCK: Foo Fighter’s Medicine At Midnight


January 2021


ROCK: The Downfall of Blink-182

ROCK: TYPHOONS: The Evolution of Royal Blood



Autumn/Winter 2020


POP PUNK: Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to my Downfall

ROCK: Biffy Clyro’s A Celebration of Endings


ROCK: Enter Shikari’s Nothing is True & Everything is Possible

POP PUNK: Neck Deep’s All Distortions are Intentional

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