New Release Round-Up | 02/02

Before we begin the round-up, it's worth saying what an incredible month for new music January was. While we can't see the bands we love in person, it's hard to believe we haven't all had a living room boogie to some of the wonderful sounds that opened 2021. Pom Poko's album Cheater was one highlight,…

Review | On All Fours – Goat Girl

Nearly three years have passed since Goat Girl announced their unmistakably defiant presence with their self-titled debut album, and On All Fours is irrefutable evidence that their quest for change is far from over. Keeping hold of producer Dan Carey, On All Fours says goodbye to the two-minute jaunty-punk hits from their first offering and embraces a braver, more…

Review | Not So Bad EP – The Worst Guys

In a condensed market, it has become almost an inevitability for artists to delve into new, sometimes alien, sounds to evolve and maintain a sense of separation from their contemporaries. However, in only five tracks, The Worst Guys' debut EP Not So Bad displays a versatility and maturity that is usually observable over years of…

Albums Of The Year | Punisher – Phoebe Bridgers

If Punisher were to be simply defined, it would be through its experiments in emotion. Ruling each line, utterance and note is a troubled sense of conscientious recluse and isolation. If Bridgers' 2018 debut Stranger In The Alps was an inquisition into how we associate - or disassociate - ourselves from others, Punisher delves head…