Album Review: Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

During the first year of my English Literature degree at the pinnacle of AM, I jokingly compared Alex Turner’s narrative to a tragic hero in a morality play. The tragic hero is defined in Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ as an individual faced with a series of transformative moral dilemmas that will ultimately lead to their downfall. Basically,…

EP Review – Emma Hern

Badass blues babe Emma Hern releases her self-titled debut this month consisting of 4 blissful tracks which most definitely encapsulate her retro rock and soul sound.    In Nashville,  the Music City, Hern has expanded her musicality and played a long list of prestigious Nashville venues and showcases, including that of Pilgrimage Music Festival. Her…

Review: Benjamin Lazar Davis – Nothing Matters

Rolling in with an immediate 1960s psychedelia vibe, replete with flute pads and affected vocals, Benjamin Lazar Davis’ latest release Nothing Matters seems at first to belie its bleak title. Opening song ‘A Love Song Seven Ways’ is a laid back and sunny track, hooks floating by like scenic clouds in an otherwise clear blue…