Album Review: Gorillaz – Humanz (2017 LP)

The much-hyped return of Gorillaz has been justified…to an extent. It’s been some years since 2010’s Plastic Beach introduced us to some brilliant pieces of songwriting and so understandably, when tour dates and hints of new music began filtering out, the excitement levels surrounding a new Gorillaz record began peaking long before any solid details about the record…

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Album Review: Local Natives – Sunlit Youth (2017 LP)

On Local Natives‘ third full-length effort, we see the five-piece opting to stay consistent with their sound on their 12-track offering of harmony-rich, up-beat indie-rock. Sunlit Youth follows their sophomore album Hummingbird (2013), a release that saw the band grapple darker themes and question whether their future material would resemble a recovery. In Sunlit Youth, Local Natives have successfully created…

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Album Review: The Franklin Electric – This Is How I Let You Down (2016 LP)

Canadian four-piece The Franklin Electric have been moving and shaking in the folk scene since 2012, entering and winning a Nashville songwriting competition with over 8000 other bands from around the world. Flavoured with alternative pop, their debut LP This Is How I Let You Down layers perceptive lyrics with string-based harmonies, emotive piano chords and their self-proclaimed secret weapon, the…

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