2017 Albums

Phil Matthews (The Village) – Carnival of Fools (Review)

Phil Matthews aka The Village released his Carnival of Fools album back in 2017. With elements of traditional folk music and americana, Phil has built up a fan base around the Midlands. With influences from The Beatles to the Beach Boys, The Village's music is known to be a magical place for outsiders and oddballs. The album features tracks, "The Secret Garden" which he wrote in… Continue reading Phil Matthews (The Village) – Carnival of Fools (Review)

2017 Albums

Shaun Gambowl Walsh & the Plagiarists – The Broth (EP Review)

"The Broth" came out in July 2017 being Shaun Gambowl Walsh & the Plagiarists second release. Let's just say, this band are not for the plain hearted, innocent people of the world. With their genre sitting comfortably in the space punk category, they're known for causing controversy with their music. Bringing humour and explicit content into their… Continue reading Shaun Gambowl Walsh & the Plagiarists – The Broth (EP Review)

2017 Albums

Southbank Crows – Wild Ones (EP Review)

With Wild Ones being their second EP, you can tell the boys of Southbank Crows really do live for the music. Having started the band back in early 2016, a group of guys met at a blind audition and have been playing music together ever since. They got their name from a place where they wrote music,… Continue reading Southbank Crows – Wild Ones (EP Review)

2017 Albums

Samantha Fish – Belle of the West (Review)

Released on November 3rd 2017 through Ruf Records and produced by Luther Dickinson, this is Samantha Fish's second album of 2017. Samantha has risen through the years and is now one of the main faces of modern blues music. She recently had an interview in Total Guitar and it was wonderful. I met her 3 years ago when she did… Continue reading Samantha Fish – Belle of the West (Review)

2017 Albums

Leah McFall – Ink (EP Review)

Leah McFall not only captured my heart 5 years ago on the second series of the Voice with her distinctive voice, but she captured a few other hearts too. She really doesn't get the recognition that she deserves. She does stunning cover renditions of songs from "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynorand "Loving You" by Minnie Riperton.… Continue reading Leah McFall – Ink (EP Review)

2017 Albums

Nai Palm – Needle Paw (Review)

The sassy goddess that is Nai Palm, front-woman of the "Neo-Soul" band "Hiatus Kaiyote", has released her debut solo album. She released it back in October 2017, and I'm finally getting round to sitting down and reviewing it. I've been a huge fan of Hiatus Kaiyote since they were just getting "noticed". After seeing them at… Continue reading Nai Palm – Needle Paw (Review)

2017 Albums

Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids – Lies! Lies! Lies! (Review)

Nick Harper has been my biggest musical influence ever since I was little. He's hands down my favourite songwriter and artist other than Mr Jeff Buckley. I've been brought up with Nick's music and also his father's music as well, Roy Harper. When I first heard that Nick was touring with a band (the Wilderness… Continue reading Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids – Lies! Lies! Lies! (Review)

2017 Albums

St Vincent – Masseduction (Review)

Multi instrumentalist St Vincent is back. Her fifth studio album "Masseduction" is now a very important album in St Vincent's discography. It's personal and takes a big step into Annie Clark's life. Annie Clark is St Vincent. She has been using a stage name since 2006 and everybody now knows her for this. I find it very interesting when… Continue reading St Vincent – Masseduction (Review)

2017 Albums

Robert Plant – Carry Fire (Review)

The Golden God himself is back with a stunning new album. His first solo album in three years, "Carry Fire" is raw and rhythmically oozing with influences. With help from his backing band "The Sensational Space Shifters" who are sensational, if I do say so myself (no pun intended), they create a well produced album produced… Continue reading Robert Plant – Carry Fire (Review)

2017 Albums

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland (Review)

Well, that's a word you wouldn't be able to say while drunk... King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are back after not releasing music in three months (that's actually a long time in King Gizzard world...) Polygondwanaland is a mouthful, but physically and mentally, it's some of King Gizzard's best work. With already releasing three albums this year,… Continue reading King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland (Review)