The Subways return with their first new album in eight years, trying to explore new avenues in indie and alt-rock, and feeling very uneven in doing so.
Teri Gender Bender’s newest EP brings unassailable creativity to the fore, with a mind for art-rock and undeniable expression that never falters.
The final installment of his collection of EPs sees Justin Courtney Pierre explore family through the medium of emo and indie-rock, and winds up besting the others pretty substantially.
A slide into indie-rock represents a slight step backwards for Jamie Lenman overall, though with his creative acumen and ear for a massive hook, it’s more than made up for.
Turnover further sever their emo roots for a lucid, dreamier pop sound on their newest album, and calling them ‘mixed results’ would be a severe understatement.
In this Review Round-Up, underwhelming fare from The Blue Stones isn’t indicative of what’s elsewhere, as releases from Asylums, Cherie Amour and Sugar Horse all prove strong, with regular brushes with greatness.
The Hunna continue to have absolutely no unique personality or drive at all, resulting in another dud that might be somewhat catchier, but is still only noteworthy in its inadequacies.
In this Review Round-Up, great debut full-lengths come from Witch Fever and San Lorenz, while Exist Immortal keep the quality high with their new album.
The second wind of Pixies continues, as they add older, dustier Americana to their alt-rock, and remain intriguing even without some of their old weirdness.
In this Review Round-Up, exemplary black-metal from GAEREA tops, followed closely by strong punk from Celebration Summer, and tailed by an underwhelming new EP from The Skinner Brothers.