The regression of Royal Blood continues, now at a back-to-basics level that’s unacceptably low on ideas, even for straightforward rock music.
Now slimmed down to a duo, Crosses broaden their spectrum of sounds into atmospheric, industrial bliss, in what might be their most engaging collection of songs to date.
In this Review Round-Up, Don Broco’s long-awaited new album is pitted against a swift follow-up from Biffy Clyro and an excellent continuation from Whitechapel, plus more from Dave Hause, Save Face, Calling All Captains and Light Grey.
In this Review Round-Up, sequel EPs from The Devil Wears Prada and Salem and a split from SeeYouSpaceCowboy and If I Die First rise above underwhelming albums from Rag’n’Bone Man and Pop Evil, plus new albums from Iceage, Belvedere, Throat, Fightmilk, Never Loved and Bala.
Even after broadening and expanding their sound, Royal Blood’s third album still sees their limitations placed right at the forefront.
In this Review Round-Up, Biffy Clyro lead a crop dominated by indie and synthpop from Sea Girls, Erasure, James Dean Bradfield, Marsicans and Stephen, and filled out by Blues Pills, Kill The Lights, Kid Dad, Be Well, idle threat, Glass Ocean and The Vigil