Vic Mensa -The Manuscript EP Review

Vic Mensa sets the tone for future album release. The world has changed a lot since the last time we heard from Vic Mensa. In June of last year, in an effort to avert the crisis that he saw a Trump Presidency being, the Chicago native released his critically acclaimed and highly political debut EP…

Review: Spitting Image (The Strypes)

The Strypes return with maturity beyond their years on ‘Spitting Image’ 2015’s Little Victories was a strange effort,  and when it was good, it was very good. However at times there was an inescapable feeling that the band were attempting to force a sense of musical maturity. Thankfully that issue has been comprehensively addressed within…

Review: Colours2 (PARTYNEXTDOOR)

PARTYNEXTDOOR, real name Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, has only truly begun to take his first deep steps into most people’s musical spheres this year, despite being two albums into his discography. In 2017 alone he was featured as a songwriter, producer and vocalist on numerous tracks on Drakes “More Life” playlist, he appeared on a track alongside Zayn…

Review: Trust The Wire (The Coronas)

The Coronas stick to type for predictable fifth album. The Coronas have, slowly and steadily, become one of the biggest and most recognizable bands in Ireland. It’s been nearly a decade since we were first introduced to their stadium–acoustica sound through their surprisingly successful debut album Heroes or Ghosts. 10 years and four albums later…

First-Listen Feedback – 26th May 2017

National – James Vincent McMorrow One of Ireland’s leading singer – songwriters has returned with a beautiful, serene piano-led single that sees McMorrow plead with a lover to take the next step in their relationship and to take a leap of faith, with him by her side, into the unknown wilderness that is the future….

First-Listen Feedback – 19th May 2017

Strip That Down – Liam Payne Feat. Quavo As soon as you hear the chorus of Ex-Directioner Liam’s new song, it’s distinguishable as an Ed Sheeran tune and Liam holds his own to deliver a likable debut as a solo artist. The song is led by a solid bass line and a constant finger-clicking rhythm…

First–Listen Feedback – 12th May 2017

Welcome to first–listen feedback, the first of the series in our new music segment. The concept of this weekly series is to give you the first opinions of our writers when they hear the newest single. Each writer can hear the song once and then must give their very first, honest, reaction. Week one contains…

Wired Review

On March the 10th, British alternative rock band Mallory Knox released their third studio album Wired. This short (only 41-minute) album packs a number of good tracks, and begins with a strong instrumental with the opening notes of ‘Giving It Up’. Throughout the album, you will feel and experience some strong 2000’s vibes (especially with…