Christian Middleton


Reviews by Christian Middleton

Tim Presley’s White Fence - I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk

Tim Presley’s White Fence – I Have To Feed Larry’s Hawk

Both sides of Tim Presley’s mind, one being White Fence and the other himself as a solo artist, marry together, ...
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Review of the year – Chris Middleton

Favourite Album: The Lemon Twigs - Go To School The Lemon Twigs released one of the most eccentric albums of ...
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Suede – The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour is every bit as cold and earthy as its name suggests. It's an album filled with ideas ...
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Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound

Black Rainbow Sound is a band coming into their own. Menace Beach have released two great albums, Ratworld and Lemon ...
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The Lemon Twigs – Go To School

You don't get many bands like The Lemon Twigs in a lifetime. They're genuinely eccentric, seemingly wholesome and talented beyond ...
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Oh Sees – Smote Reverser

Oh Sees are their own creature entirely. With each album release it seems more as though a tear in our ...
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Ty Segall & White Fence – Joy

I don't know what to do with Joy. I can barely wrap my head around it. It's a nonsensical tug ...
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Eels – O2 Academy Brixton, London – 2nd July 2018

After taking the stage to the climax of the theme from Rocky, Eels’ set is something close to explosive from ...
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Giant Peach – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – 20th June 2018

The moment Giant Peach step on-stage you can tell there’s something new about them, a new air of confidence surrounds ...
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Johnny Marr – Call the Comet

Criticising Call the Comet is upsetting because you don’t want to knock someone of such stature but Call the Comet ...
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Snail Mail – Lush

When Lindsey Jordan dropped her Habit EP as Snail Mail in 2016, it seemed as though the industry had a ...
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U.S. Girls – Scala, London – 16th May 2018

A true masterclass in how to elevate a gig into a show. U.S. Girls took to Scala in a manner ...
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Parquet Courts – Wide Awake!

Before Wide Awake! was officially announced, Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage had stated that their new album would be full of ...
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Poly-Math

Poly-Math – Brighton Electric Studios – 12th May 2018

There’s a suitable atmosphere of celebration for tonight’s informal show. As with any show that takes place in a rehearsal ...
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Beach House – 7

7 is the seventh album from beloved Baltimore indie duo Beach House. 7 supposedly puts a bookend on the band’s ...
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Jon Hopkins – Singularity

Jon Hopkins’ Singularity explores the connectivity of the human mind, balancing the organic world with the urban. Singularity reflects Hopkins’ ...
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Ought – The Garage, London – 24th April 2018

Tim Darcy is something else when he comes out on stage at The Garage in London. There are certain frontmen ...
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Hinds – Concorde 2, Brighton – 20th April 2018

There’s much to be admired about Madrid indie band Hinds. With two albums under their belt, a strong UK following ...
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Poly-Math – House of Wisdom | We Are the Devil

Poly-Math's second album is probably the first album to leave me stumped before I've even put it on. It's a ...
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

A mixed bag of hits and very near misses. In 2015 Unknown Mortal Orchestra seemed unstoppable. They were a group ...
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Mono Club – Sky High & Submarine

The debut album from Mono Club is an easy going listen. One that's full of promise and charm and an ...
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Turbowolf – The Free Life

Turbowolf's third album, The Free Life, is a very enjoyable snapshot of distilled chaos. They've created a beast that gets ...
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Alvvays – Roundhouse, London – 23rd February 2018

Alvvays have blown up even further since the release of last year's Antisocialites. The band were always on a strong ...
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Jen Cloher – Patterns – 17th February 2018

Being at Jen Cloher's show made me feel like a teenager again and I've never had that before. She's an ...
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