EP Review: paris_monster – Lamplight

By turns reflective and hectic, speckled with digital elements but full of human fragility, Lamplight is an exploratory exultation which coruscates with groove.   The underscore that unites the paris with the monster in the band’s name nods to the deep groove that runs directly through the album. Digital monster-riffs and uncapitalised Parisian sentiments loom…

Review: Drop the Gun – Drop the Gun

Drop The Gun is the latest project by Sara Savery – a Danish multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter based in Brooklyn, who has also previously performed as part the electronica group People Press Play, Brooklyn/Copenhagen based collective Blue Foundation and most notably as a member of neo-shoegaze band Ghost Society. This self-titled EP consists of seven…

Review: Arthur Moon – Our Head

The new EP by Arthur Moon, the pseudonym of singer-songwriter Lora-Faye Ashuvud, contains a considerable amount more sonic variety than you might initially anticipate from the opening, ethereal minimalism. Not quite your average dream pop act, it doesn’t take long for Arthur Moon to throw her wide palette of sounds at you, first track ‘Room’…

Review: Hiva Oa – mk2 (part 1)

From the very start of the churning, simplistic synth loop of ‘A Great Height’, Hiva Oa’s influences are quite clear. Though on this track the vocal element of this Irish duo’s music takes a turn vaguely in the direction Tool’s Maynard Keenan, what is most readily detectable throughout new EP mk 2 (part 1) is…

Review: Swing Hero- You’ve Never Been So Alone

Marshall Gallagher appears to be finding his stride as Swing Hero with his grunge inspired EP ‘You’ve Never Been So Alone’. The tracks on this EP are progressively more thoughtful; you can feel their development from an early dependence on layered grunge guitars, which are especially prominent in the first track ‘Interest’, through to a…