Tom Churchill

Reviews

Reviews by Tom Churchill

Suuns – Felt

Montreal’s Suuns have always been ones to tamper with the darkness and meddle with minimalism. Previous albums, including 2016’s Hold/Still ...
Read More

Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy

Filled with insecurities, teenage love, weird sex, bruised shins and what Brian Eno would fondly term, “The sound of failure,” ...
Read More

Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo

The Texan trio, Khruangbin, comprised of bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mark Speer and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums, return following ...
Read More

Shopping – The Official Body

Off the back of their 2015 album, Why Choose, London’s Shopping embarked upon a relentless jaunt of touring across the ...
Read More

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Wrong Creatures

It’s been a while since the moody muscle of Robert Levon Been, Peter Hayes and Leah Shapiro graced us. Since ...
Read More
Viva Brother – II

Viva Brother – II

Slough, once renowned as the home of Ricky Gervais’ planet-humping comedy skit, was - back in 2011 - offered a ...
Read More

Teen Daze – Themes For A New Earth

The companion piece to February’s Themes For Dying Earth arrives at the cusp of winter. Whereas his previous effort this ...
Read More

Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent

Returning to their practice hub, a former optician’s office in Southwest Detroit, the guitarist of the post-punk quartet Protomartyr, Greg ...
Read More

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow

Amanda Petrusich of The New York Times noted back in 2016, that she wasn’t sure what it was about the ...
Read More

Sløtface – Try Not To Freak Out

The Norwegian pop-punkers, formerly known as ‘Slutface’ until the Facebook regulators booted up a fuss, now known as Sløtface, release ...
Read More

Alvvays – Antisocialites

Following in the footsteps of their 2014 self-titled debut, an album that initially paved the ground for the Canadian four-piece, ...
Read More

Car Seat Headrest – O2 Forum Kentish Town – 29th August 2017

Kentish Town Forum marks the largest London show to date for Will Toledo and the three-piece that make up the ...
Read More
Thyla

Thyla – Interview 2017

Brighton’s Thyla have recently been carving a reputation for themselves nationwide with a flurry of singles that have been well-received ...
Read More

Oh Sees – Orc

John Dwyer and co had always nodded heads towards a concept album - something slightly shifting from Thee Oh Sees ...
Read More

Flyte – The Loved Ones

The London four-piece Flyte emerged back in 2014 with their debut single ‘We Are The Rain’, released at the time ...
Read More

The Cribs – 24-7 Rock Star Shit

The quickest thing The Cribs have ever recorded, reads the album’s press release. An angry stamp of cynicism, critique and ...
Read More

Cage The Elephant – Unpeeled

Acoustic albums are so often the snore of an artist’s back catalogue – for me they are merely self-indulgent reminders ...
Read More

Gang – 925 ‘Til I Die

The debut album from brothers, Eric and Jimi Tormey and bassist Joseph Hunt - otherwise known as Gang - is ...
Read More

Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet

“The follow up to Japanese Breakfast’s critically acclaimed debut is a work of self-reflection,” reads the press release, “one that ...
Read More

Theo Verney – One Small Piece

Brighton’s own Theo Verney returns to the fold with his debut album One Small Piece, released via Cannibal Hymns which ...
Read More

Kane Strang – Two Hearts and No Brain

Now making his debut with the US indie label, Dead Oceans (also home to Slowdive, Japanese Breakfast and Shame), Kane ...
Read More

Ride – Weather Diaries

The fist of shoegaze has punched time and time again so far in 2017, bands such as Slowdive and The ...
Read More

All We Are – Sunny Hills

With their second full length album the Liverpool trio – who initially draw from Norway (frontwoman Guro Gilking), Brazil (guitarist ...
Read More

Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

Jane Weaver, now three decades in, hits her eighth album and first with Fire Records, Modern Kosmology. Eight albums is ...
Read More