He finds himself in fresh new waters, but with 'The Slow Rush', Tame Impala are walking on the surface with an untouchable confidence.
For all of the ugly rage and fury at modern life on display here, it is also a celebration of the beauty that can happen when people come together in love and unity to face the turmoil and traumas of an increasingly angry, shouty, scary world, and facing it armed only with a hug.
It’s exciting to see a band so unabashedly ambitious in their sound and delivery on a debut.
Though the emotions expressed might be broad, Allison's unvarnished writing allows for moments of penetrating nuance.
It’s rare that a band who seem so geared towards chaotic live shows manage to capture the same energy on record, and even rarer for them to manage it on their debut, but Working Men’s Club seem to pull it off without even trying.
An album which finds Mura Masa coming of age. Once again delivering an album that captures a sound unique of his own, every element ties together to form a body of work that deserves to be played over and over again.
Unlike so many, our Conan doesn’t just walk the stats-based walk. He delivers the goods too.
'Foolish Loving Spaces' is Bloody Good Fun, and we defy anyone to not dream of festival season when they listen to it. Bucket Hats at the ready, readers, Stockport has done it again
Their confidence shines through as they pull more personality into their music, fully bringing that ‘fuck it’ energy from their live shows into the studio. It’s maybe missing a proper banger or two, but that’s not necessarily what this album calls for.
Across ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ Charli rages with depression, anxiety, uncertainty, love and peace. Full of chaotic energy, it captures lightning in a bottle.
She's still lightyears ahead, just having a lot more fun this time around.
With no shortage of confidence, Sports Team are the complete package. A band beyond just their music alone, there are no half measures here.