REVIEW: Concrete and Gold, Foo Fighters

Fasten your seatbelts – Dave Grohl and co. are back. The Foo Fighters have just released their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold – but do the American rockers still have what it takes? In short, yes – yes they most definitely do. You would be forgiven in thinking Concrete and Gold is a mellow […]

REVIEW: Demi Lovato – Confident

Confident is US songstress Demi Lovato’s fifth studio album, and though it contains the same impressive high notes and empowering lyrics as albums past, Confident has an air surrounding it that oozes Demi’s new found self-assurance, independence, and well, confidence. Through overcoming hurdles in her personal life; opening up about her past struggles with bullying, bipolar […]

Albums to watch out for summer 2015

Sometimes just one song can bring back memories of summers past. Rather Be by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne stirs up a comforting nostalgia in me of warm days walking to and from work in Stirling, while whole albums can recall a host of recollections, with the Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium reminding me of my […]

REVIEW: Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

When a band hasn’t released an album for three and a half years, you expect their new music to be amazing, right? After all, they’ve had long enough to work on it. Those where my exact thoughts while waiting for Florence + The Machine’s new album; but sadly, it didn’t live up to expectations. After […]

REVIEW: Blur – The Magic Whip

With over ten years since Blur’s last album, The Magic Whip is a god-send to all fans of the quartet. With their reunion back in 2009, where they headlined summer festivals throughout the UK, many people expected an album to follow – and finally it’s here, albeit six years later. But is this album up […]

REVIEW: Mini Mansions – The Great Pretenders

You’d do well to watch out for Mini Mansions. The LA trio’s much-hyped sophomore album has been released just in time for the hip-band-hijack ahead of festival season. Like loads of great bands – don’t be put off by their naff name. They may sound like the latest thing from Toys R Us but in […]

REVIEW: Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings the Blues

I remember watching Rebecca Ferguson on The X Factor in 2010 and being annoyed that Matt Cardle who claimed the title. Since then, she kind of fell off the radar for me. I didn’t really hear her debut album, Heaven or her second album, Freedom. However, I’m glad that I’ve had the chance to listen […]

REVIEW: Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors

Smoke + Mirrors is the follow up to Imagine Dragon’s breakthrough debut Night Visions. Fans have patiently waiting for the sequel to the 2012 smash and it’s certainly proved worthy of the wait. The quartet, based in Vegas, are reminiscent of Coldplay or The Killers (with a touch of U2) but project a sound that’s […]