Review: Wild Beasts – The Welly Club, Hull

Wild Beasts are a band that have been previously described as Marmite – something many consider either one of the most glorious thing you can put it your mouth or absolutely vile. In terms of Wild Beasts, though, I think what this description means is that they are a band who have practically shaped and defined their own genre, which they continue to develop. Read more about Review: Wild Beasts – The Welly Club, Hull

Review: Mac Demarco – This Old Dog

Sonically, Mac Demarco’s latest album is firmly within his comfort zone, never straying too far from his usual brand of dreamy jangle pop. Yet where This Old Dog stands out from the rest of his discography is Demarco’s lyricism, which is more personal than ever. His relationship with his estranged father bookends the album, from the opening track ‘My Old Man’, in which Demarco fears that he increasingly resembles his father, to ‘Watching Him Fade Away’ where he attempts to reconcile his ambivalence as his father’s health fails – a fitting closer to an album concerned with change, longing, and death. Read more about Review: Mac Demarco – This Old Dog

Review: Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 3

Expectations were naturally high for the third project by Run the Jewels after a solid debut in 2013 and an excellent sophomore record the following year. Run the Jewels 2 opened with Killer Mike’s aggressive shout ‘I’m gonna bang this bitch the fuck out’, that set the tone for the following 40 minutes of breathless, kinetic energy. Read more about Review: Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 3