Album Review: Big Fish Theory (Vince Staples)

On his second full-length album, Big Fish Theory, Vince Staples tests the limits of rap music. From questioning rap clichés in his lyrics to defying expectations with experimental production, Staples has created a rap album unlike anything else being released today. Staples chose an impressive group of collaborators to help create Big Fish Theory. Zack…

‘Harry Styles’ Album Review

I think it’s safe to say that when we heard that Harry Styles was going to embark on a solo career, many of us did not hold out hope that the music he produced would be much different from the efforts of One Direction – fun but frivolous pop. His predecessors Zayn, Liam and Niall…

Imagine Dragons looking to ‘Evolve’

Since hearing the song Believer in the final episode of Riverdale, I have been impatiently waiting for the release of Imagine Dragons’ third studio album: Evolve. This gem of a song incorporated in one of the season’s hit show, released two months before the album’s second and memorable single Thunder, certainly did build up the…

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: 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…

Harry Styles – Album Review

The year is 1969 and man has set their first steps on the moon. The world is, for the first time, universally optimistic about what the future holds. The sky is no longer the limit. With planing already beginning for the next voyage, with an assault on Mars seeming mere years away, people are beginning…

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…