Record Reviews

Reviews of releases by musicians and bands from Brighton & beyond.


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Sit back, relax, enjoy. Chilled, blissful, melodic hip-hop for you to relax to. We’ve scoured the web to deliver 10 of our favourite chill-hop records directly to your ears. Hit play and let it wash over you.

10 Essential Chill-Hop Records You Need In Your Life


sam jordan and the dead buoys brighton
Come with us now on a trip through psychedelic soundscapes and country rock & roll from a brilliant Brighton band. Expect mystical trips through mysterious lands as Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys deliver an absolute gem of an E.P, all recorded on 16 track tape to keep true to […]

Sam Jordan & The Dead Buoys – Thoughts Of Paradise ...


West London’s Exist Immortal return with Breathe, their second studio album released on Primordial Records. The album is a slow burner, sounding good on its first listen but unfolding into its full potential on the second or third play. Launching with Saviour – an epic introduction with an industrial tone […]

Album Review: Exist Immortal – Breathe



Photo by Ki Price
  Fresh in time for Halloween, pop punk rockers Love Zombies’ new single Birthday is an unapologetic playful anthem as sickly sweet as an over iced rainbow cake with extra sprinkles. Taken from their upcoming album Passionfruit, Birthday is energetic and buoyant with echoes of early Paramore and undulating vocals […]

Single Review: Love Zombies – Birthday


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Any band who state their influences as “tiny wriggling things, giant galactic things, magic, nature and people” are certain to pique my interest, and Bloom do not disappoint with their cosmic pop sound. The backing synth to Shout, the first single from upcoming album What is Life adds that cosmic energy […]

Bloom – Shout (Video)


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Imagine wandering through a dreamscape, thick with mist and ambiguity, lost in your thoughts but filled with determination. This is the imagery this song conjures. What starts with feelings of loss becomes a fuelled search of purpose, frustration and drive. The pace quickens and before you know it your thrown […]

Grymm – Dream of You



Stunning artwork by Chris Townson – Captain of The Pinafore
  I was first introduced into the world of Martin Gordon back in 1977. I was walking down The Mound in Edinburgh and I had nipped into one of my favourite record stores. Rummaging through the latest 7″ release box a sleeve design jumped out at me – the logo […]

Catch up with Ex Sparks Martin Gordon and new album


Indian Summer review
Harry’s first EP is an eclectic mix of electronic music, filled with a whole range of samples and whilst it remains mostly chilled and ambient, reminiscent of works released by Smallprint, there’s a hint of energy bubbling throughout. The bio I was sent with this review penned the EP as […]

Harry Vassall – Indian Summer EP


chilled electronica music from Banco De Gaia
Got a lot of love for this track from Banco de Gaia. It’s ambient electronica, so if you liked the Smallprint Vol. 1 Compilation we reviewed we think you will love this. Lose yourself in a sea of relaxing soundscapes as electronic beats harmonise effortlessly with world instruments to provide […]

Banco De Gaia – Le Foucauld (Video)