Category Archives: Review

Review: Dream Cave by Cloud Control

Cloud Control’s 2010 debut, Bliss Release, had the perfect mix of simple ingredients for sunny days, with its euphonious vocal layering, buoyant percussion, and jolting basslines all contributing to a trajectory that always looked likely to transcend Australian borders. Somewhere along … Continue reading

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Review: Holy Fire by Foals

This was written a few months ago for The Literati Collective, a superb website full of all things interesting.  Foals’ propensity for incorporating oceanic content into their music is one idiosyncrasy that hasn’t been lost since they burst onto the … Continue reading

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Review: Bon Iver, Bon Iver

It is said that an artist has their whole life to write their first album, and perhaps this is no truer than for Bon Iver’s debut, For Emma, Forever Ago. Breathed to life during a self-enforced period of isolation in … Continue reading

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Review: I Want That You Are Always Happy by The Middle East

Five years is a long time between a first EP and a first album. For The Middle East, this period spanned a duration in which they re-released the EP as an independent album, broke up, reconvened, were signed by Spunk Records, … Continue reading

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Review: Angles by The Strokes

The Strokes have long been proof of the veracity behind the old adage that there’s no pleasing some people. They were criticised by some after 2003’s Room on Fire held many similarities to the groundbreaking album, Is This It, of … Continue reading

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