Review: Aaron Holm – The Boy

Ambient music is a tricky field for reviewers. As genre forefather Brian Eno once said, ‘it must be as ignorable as it is interesting’, and as such, focussing in on the specific strengths and weaknesses of a release such as Aaron Holm’s latest The Boy can be challenging. However, this challenge can be flipped around…

Review: Edward Scissortongue & Lamplighter – Tell Them It’s Winter

Unlike many hip-hop releases, in which the MC is presented as a solo artist with a faceless beat-maker sitting in their shadow, Tell Them It’s Winter feels like a true collaboration, despite Ed Scissor’s name being on the cover. The partnership that Ed has had with Glaswegian musician Lamplighter has been this way since their…

2015 Is The Year For… Kate Tempest

The name Kate Tempest hasn’t been something completely alien to many people for the past year. I have however actively avoided listening to or attempting to find anything out about her until now. She’s seems to have slipped under the radar over the past year whilst simultaneously making a massive impact. She was nominated last year for…