Review: Phebe Starr – Chronicles

The six-track release from Phebe Starr  gives an insight into her own little world; her insecurities, her strengths and her dreams. The EP kicks off with Starr’s most successful single ‘Feel My Love’. With stunning harp scales amidst harrowing lyrics , it instantly compels the listener, creating a truly ethereal, heart-breaking tale which switches in…

Review: Stereo Off – EP III

The third EP from synth dream-pop extraordinaires Stereo Off is an eclectic mix which is as disorienting as it is endearing. The five-piece weave through a variety of genres, from ambient synth to dream pop, to electronic dance, and back again. Although at times frustrating to listen to, it is definitely an admirable approach to…

Review: Chain Wallet – Chain Wallet

New kids on the block, Scandinavian psych pop trio Chain Wallet have just burst into the psychedelic scene with the release of their eponymously-titled debut album. The entirety of their first album is an extremely promising salute to psychedelic dream pop predecessors like DIIV and The Horrors with consistently strong melodies and synth solos aplenty….

Review: Seth Lakeman – Ballads of the Broken Few

Ballads of the Broken Few is the latest of eight studio albums released by folk singer-songwriter and Mercury Music Prize nominee Seth Lakeman. In keeping with the majesty and intensity of his previous releases, Lakeman’s new album was recorded live in the hall of a Jacobean manor house, the perfect atmosphere to capture the harmonies…

Review: The Galaxy Electric-Everything is Light and Sound

With album artwork resembling the front cover of a knitting magazine from the ‘60s, pink hair and mustaches aplenty, it becomes immediately obvious that The Galaxy Electric are a band who promise to deliver something extraordinarily different. In spite of their ambition, however, at times, it is easy to accuse the band of taking it…

Review: Atoms and Void: And Nothing Else

And Nothing Else is a case study of the virtue of patience. Over its ten year creation, process and multiple recording attempts (after various thefts and technical mishaps) it’s clear that Arlie Carstens and Eric Fisher, the original team behind Atoms and Void, are in no rush. And, if you are, move along. With only two solid members…

Review: Tetherball – Physical Violins

Physical Violins is the newest EP from US artist Steve Voss, also known as Tetherball. Recorded in an abandoned warehouse in the wasteland of Nashville, the EP is the second instalment of a six part series set for release across 2016. Tetherball’s first EP, Pheromone Food, was a friendly, jazzy, carefree introduction to the band’s unique and distinguishable sound….

Feature: Top Debut Albums of All Time

No matter how successful an artist or band may later become, their first offering is in many ways the most defining. Here, We Are Unseen pick their all time favourite debuts, and explain what makes them stand out from the crowd. White Lies: To Lose My Life Besides its sombrely uplifting core, what makes To…

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…

Feature: Top 12 Albums To Look Forward To In 2016

With the start of the new year just around the corner, we take a look at some of the most exciting albums set for release in 2016 so far. Hinds – Leave Me Alone After forming in Madrid in 2011, Hinds have been having far too much fun playing international festivals and making friends with the likes…

Deap Vally: Feminism in Music

Back in 2011, Lindsey Troy wandered into The Little Knittery, a knitting shop owned by Julie Edwards, wearing a stained shirt and no bra. Edwards thought she was ‘pretty badass’. Little did the LA duo know a year later they would become Deap Vally – punk-rock’s very own head-banging, hair-flipping feminist icons, and an inspiration to angry teens…