Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club Review – Pop Throbbing with Newfound Purpose

Even with a now distant past as a jingle writer, pivoting towards poppier fare seemed like a natural progression for Mark Foster of Foster The People. But six years on from their Continue reading Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club Review – Pop Throbbing with Newfound Purpose

Haim: Something To Tell You Review – Doubling Down on Killer Hooks

With their 2013 debut Days Are Gone, sister trio Haim discovered a peerless juncture; one where the breathlessness of R&B and shimmering ’70s soft rock coalesced Continue reading Haim: Something To Tell You Review – Doubling Down on Killer Hooks

Arcade Fire Sound Like they’re Scoring a Car Chase on ‘Signs of Life’

Part of Arcade Fire’s appeal is the theatricality and even if the lyrics of ‘Signs of Life’ aren’t as scathing or affecting as ‘Everything Now’, they still land on Continue reading Arcade Fire Sound Like they’re Scoring a Car Chase on ‘Signs of Life’

Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 Review – Nuanced Summer Listening

There’s no doubt that Calvin Harris is a clever guy. His transformation from a slovenly house DJ to an EDM monolith to his latest incarnation, an autonomous producer who’s serious Continue reading Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 Review – Nuanced Summer Listening

Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory Review – Danceable Club-Rap with Needle-Like Precision

Vince Staples sounds like he wants to have a good time on Big Fish Theory but the subtext suggests otherwise. ‘If I die today/Would you even know I existed?’ he asks on ‘Ramona Park is Yankee Stadium’. Staples is very much a Continue reading Vince Staples: Big Fish Theory Review – Danceable Club-Rap with Needle-Like Precision