Album Reviews

Album reviews and new music previews from the latest releases by upcoming bands and indie record labels.

Help Us Stranger by The Raconteurs album review
7.0

Help Us Stranger

The Raconteurs – Jack White, Jack Lawrence, Brendan Benson, and Patrick Keeler – have made their long-awaited return with Help Us Stranger, their first…

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7.0

A Bath Full of Ecstasy

On Hot Chip’s previous album, 2015’s Why Make Sense?, the London five-piece explored what it takes to attain and maintain joy. They continue the…

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Small Mercies by Pixx album review
7.0

Small Mercies

On Pixx’s sophomore record ‘Small Mercies’, we find the young Londoner taking an arthropodological direction; as if to observe humankind from a far and…

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'Duress' by Froth, album review by Adam Williams for Northern Transmissions
4.0

Duress

In the Oxford Dictionary the definition of duress is “threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their…

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'Ignorance Is Bliss' Skepta, album review by Adam Williams for Northern Transmissions
8.0

Ignorance Is Bliss

Skepta is a maverick, a mercurial talent that marches to the sound of his grimy drum beat. After winning the prestigious Mercury Prize in…

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'Boat' by Pip Blom, album review by Adam Williams for Northern Transmissions
7.0

Boat

Something of a prodigal talent, Pip Blom set out to emulate her favourite group but with a twist “I want to be the female…

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'Destroyer' by Black Mountain, album review by Adam Williams for Northern Transmissions
6.0

Destroyer

Inspiration can present itself in many different guises and for Canadian psyche warlocks, Black Mountain, their fifth LP ‘Destroyer’ was inspired by frontman Stephen…

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‘The Professional’ by The Beaches, album review by Adam Williams for Northern Transmissions
7.0

The Professional

For The Beaches’ third EP ‘The Professional’, the latest release after their debut album ‘Late Show’, the Toronto, Ontario quartet grabbed the chance to…

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