Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy

Two years on from 2018’s Hope Downs, Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever returns with their sophomore record, Sideways to New Italy. Named after a village in New South Wales, Sideways to New Italy is a sunny record that sees the band stay close to home.  That’s because the main attraction of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever remains their trio of lead guitarists and the jangle guitar … Continue reading Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Sideways to New Italy

Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

“It’s songs for the deaf, you can’t even hear it”. ‘Songs For The Deaf’, is QOTSA third album. Released in 2002, I didn’t hear it in it’s entirety until 2008, which is crazy. It’s a loose concept album built around the story of someone taking a drive from LA to Joshua Tree. They tune in and out of radio stations along the way, picking up … Continue reading Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late‘ is the fourth mixtape by Drake. We all know who Drake is in 2017 but it was this record that brought him to my attention in 2015. I hadn’t been a fan of his previous records apart from a few tracks, but when I heard ‘Energy’, the second single released from ‘If You’re…’ I started to take him … Continue reading Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

The National – Sleep Well Beast

It’s finally here!! All is well in this world again with the release of The Nationals seventh album ‘Sleep Well Beast’. It’s been four years since ‘Trouble Will Find Me‘ and on first appearances, the wait is worth it. Four singles preceded the release of the album, the best in my opinion being ‘Carin In The Liquor Store’, but they were all brilliant in truth. … Continue reading The National – Sleep Well Beast

Foals – Total Life Forever

‘Total Life Forever’ is English band Foals second album released in 2010. The band said that the album’s sound can be described as “the dream of an eagle dying“. Oook then, no drugs involved here. Four singles were released from the record and it did pretty well where ever it was released. Their debut ‘Antidotes‘ had also done well two years before and I still … Continue reading Foals – Total Life Forever