Review: yndi halda – Under Summer

Brighton based quintet yndi halda, consisting of band members James, Jack, Brendan, Oliver and Daniel, were all still in school at the time of the band’s creation. In 2007, their first set of recordings were broadcast to the world via websites and live performances, establishing the band within the pop-rock music industry. Due to their musical victories, in…

Review: Tetherball – Pheromone Food EP

You only have to read the band’s name and watch their EP teaser trailer to discover that Tetherball are not a band that take themselves too seriously. Their first EP, Pheromone Food, is a jazzy four track introduction to the band’s unique style. ‘Social Jedi’ is a strong first track; you can’t help but boogie…

Review: The Gloaming – The Gloaming (aka 2)

The Gloaming have, since releasing their debut album, received exceptional praise for their skillful musicianship and ability to bring the sounds of old traditional Ireland into the modern day. Although fundamentally a folk band, their experimentation with the genre incorporates echoes of post-rock, jazz and ambient musical sounds. After being so critically acclaimed and touring on a global…

Review: TW Walsh – Fruitless Research

Since the release of Songs of Pain and Leisure in 2011, Tom Walsh has undergone both a creative and spiritual transformation. The victim of a debilitating illness, Walsh reluctantly took a break from the world of music, during which he became interested in the deeper questions that music can pose, such as spirituality. Now, three years after returning…

Review: Electric Eye – Bless

With their seemingly ambitious second album, Bless, Norwegian psych outfit Electric Eye manage to create an impeccably produced callback to the space rock and koscmische musik of the seventies. The album begins with the chaotic ‘Silent by the River’, an upbeat affair complete with the hallmark guitar noodling drenched in echo, and animalistic drumming typical of cosmic rock bands…

Review: Shirlette Ammons – Language Barrier

Many of the best albums around are rife with contrast. Variety may be the spice of life, but a journey through light and dark; soft and loud; genre A and subgenre X can certainly add a great deal of flavour to a collection of songs too. Language Barrier is a strong example, but the contrasts…