Niteworks – NW: Review

I often thought that a mix of traditional Highland music and electronic dance music could make a good genre, and I have looked around for it for a while.  Martyn Bennett’s music is definitely the closest to it, but as fantastic as he was it’s desperately sad that he died over ten years ago now.  I hadn’t heard the like of his music from anyone else, until this month. Niteworks have been around for a bit as it turns out, but this month sees the — Read more →

Niteworks – NW: Ath-sgrùdadh

Bha mi tric den bheachd gun dèanadh measgachadh de chiùil caran tradiseanta ‘s Gàidhealach ‘s ciùil dannsa eileagtronaigeach gu math, agus bha mi gal org fad ùine.  ‘S e an ceòl aig Martyn Bennett as fhaisge dhi, ach cho math ‘s a bha e gu sònraichte bochd chaoicheal e barrachd ‘s deich bliadhna air ais a-nis.  Cha robh mi air a leithid de cheòl a’ chluinntinn bho daoine sam bidh eile, gus a’ mhìos seo. Tha Niteworks air a bhith mun cuairt airson ùine a-nis — Read more →

CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye: Review

The Bones of What You Believe is comfortably one of my favourite albums of all-time.  Not many other records capture that singular sense of a band, one of drama and one of musical enchantment in the way that Bones did. CHVRCHES sophomore album Every Open Eye shows that the spirit of 80s is still alive and well in the 21st century and that they are a dynamic band that can do something different and still pull it off.  It’s not Bones, but in many ways — Read more →

Nero – Between II Worlds: Review

Nero are champions of a dark, electronic sound and are one of the most distinctive acts in British music of recent years.  Between II Worlds is the long-awaited follow-up to their hit album Welcome Reality of 2011, with it being a long four years to wait for a fresh slice of their particular brand of dance music.  It was worth the wait. This album does a great job of evolving slightly beyond what Nero had done before but keeping the familiar tones of old.  It’s — Read more →

Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material: Review

Albums might be a dying breed in their traditional sense, but that doesn’t mean that one comes along from nowhere every now and again to knock your cotton socks off – and Pageant Material is one of them. I know what you’re thinking: a country album, really?  Darn tootin’ it’s a country album. This is Kacey Musgraves’ second studio album, after becoming a major star in the Nashville scene with her last one.  This one is where she’ll break through into the modern consciousness though — Read more →