Here is our StarVation album review for their self-titled release.
If you’re aware of the work of composer Bear McCreary, it’s probably in the context of television music, such as the incidental music for Battlestar Galactica. As such, scoring for sci-fi is pretty much in the comfort zone of his skill set, so in many ways it makes sense that
As Michael Jackson will forever remain the King of Pop, Usher Raymond is on the fast track to taking his throne as the Prince. On his seventh studio album, Looking 4 Myself, Raymond pushes the evolutionary bounds that have become a staple in popular music. His smooth, soulful croon
Oceania is the latest album from Alt Rock royalty The Smashing Pumpkins, or if your feeling somewhat cynical Billy Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins tribute band. I must admit I went into this record with low expectations, ever since the reformation and reshuffling of the bands line up and Corgan’s
The story of Bobby Womack is one of incredible proportions, starting off as a guitarist he worked with the likes of Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin before his solo career took off in the late 60’s. Between then and now Womack has established himself as one of the true great soul singers from that era. He’s
Saying that Jack White’s career has been illustrious would be an understatment. The man has established a neo-legend status that puts him up there with greats like Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan. The White Stripes were an integral part of the new “garage rock” movement that saved rock and roll
Despite it being a stellar year for new hip hop, one act managed to stand out more than anyone else in 2011. I am of course talking about the unstoppable force of demonic audio destruction that is Death Grips. The Sacramento unit which consists of Zach Hill, Andy Morin and the undeniable
Hipster Hop, back-pack rappers and colourful alternatives, these are just a few of the labels that have been attributed to duo Chiddy Bang over the last couple of years. Although a number of those caps certainly fit, there is more to Chidera Anamege and Noah “Xaphoon” Jones than a set
After being rinsed through the hype machine and placed upon a plethora of pedestals over the last few months Lana Del Ray’s highly anticipated album Born To Die is finally hear. Whether you know the name due to what seems like everyones constant pushing of “Video Games” or THAT SNL
Let’s face it fellas for the last couple of years the ladies have had our number when it comes to folk music. The likes of Julia Stone, Joanna Newsom and Laura Marling to name but a few have been stand out artists for good reason. Now The Lions Roar see’s
Unless you we’re living under a rock or inside a locked cupboard last year ,you will no doubt be aware that a big part of 2011 belonged to Odd Future. Whether it was regarding the controversial frontman Tyler The Creator, critical acclaim of crooner Frank Ocean or those wild live
It’s amazing what a big difference a little change can make and in the case of Given To The Wild (the third outing from UK group The Maccabees) it’s a little overwhelming what a massive difference many little changes can make. It’s been three years since the bands last record
If there’s one genre the hype machine loves to sink it’s teeth into it’s Hip Hop, sometimes the attention and admiration it spews is more than justified. Other times it can miss the mark complelty, in the case of latest sensation ASAP Rocky it lies firmly in-between the two. As his debut
When you name your band The Amazing you better be bringing the goods to back it up, or at the very least an overblown sense of irony. Where this Swedish supergroup formed by Dungen’s Reine Fiske and singer songwriter Christoffer Gunrup are concerned, it’s definetly the former of the two.
Welcome To Condale! The top heavy, 80’s nostalgia-filled debut from Summer Camp and Indie Pop equivalent of a fortnights summer holiday with your friends. When it first starts everything is great, the only thing on the agenda is fun and everyone is having plenty of it. But round about the