Review: Pale Honey – Devotion

In collaboration with producer Anders Lagerfors at the illustrious Nacksving Studios in Gothenburg – the birthplace of the Swedish band – Pale Honey deliver a powerful narrative on romance, devotion and heartbreak through an infectious blend of musical styles. Although individually distinct in sound, regarding content, each track flows neatly into the next to reveal…

Review: Angus and Julia Stone – Snow

Although they have been creating acoustic deliciousness for over ten years now, the Australian brother-sister duo are still managing to produce music that is innovative, complex and alluring. Titular track ‘Snow’ opens their latest release with a synthesis of angelic vocals unmistakably delivered by Julia and Angus’ pleasant murmurs that smoothly glides through the instrumental…

Review: Del Paxton – All Day, Every Day, All Night

Complex and impassioned, All Day, Every Night, All Night is a musical testimony to how much Del Paxton have progressed since the release of their first EP Worst. Summer. Ever. more than three years ago. The album is recognisably distinctive because of its subtleties, with each track revealing small hints to overarching themes of nostalgia,…

Review: Battle Lines – Primal

After a year of personal struggle, self-exploration and perseverance, Battle Lines return to the music scene with their brand new album, Primal. A glorious concoction of dark pop, ‘90s sentiment and poignant lyrics, it is both an auditory and artistic delight. Comprised of ten beguiling tracks – all diverse in style and sound – the…

Review: The Mirror Trap-Simulations

It’s been two years since The Mirror Trap released their debut album, Stay Young, a collection of songs so reminiscent of ‘90s indie rock that it garnered support from the likes of Brian Molko. After experiencing incredible opportunities – from supporting Placebo on a trans-Siberian tour of Russia, to accompanying them on their UK tour…

Review: Scarlette – Attack of the 6ft Woman

Dealing with a myriad of issues, from introspection to drug addiction, singer-songwriter Scarlette (known formerly as Karen Barrow) provides the opportunity for both inward and outward reflection with new album, Attack of the 6ft Woman. Beginning with the punkiest title track of the moment, this album is as diverse in style as it is in theme, with each…

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: Treetop Flyers – Palomino

It’s hard to believe that it is almost five years since Treetop Flyers received Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, after having contributed to the revival of folk for the first time with their well-received debut single, ‘To Bury the Past’. As a band that would go on to garner a hoard of dedicated fans following the release of…

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: Rob Bravery – Esque

It is very rare to find an album which provides both a chilling and uplifting auditory experience to its listeners. Then again, albums like Rob Bravery’s eclectic masterpiece, Esque, are not easy to come by. Comprised of eleven tracks, all of which explore a variety of musical genres, styles and tropes, the album offers a lyrical exhibition…