Music

You Me At Six: Night People – Review

You Me At Six: Night People – Review

Arts, Music January 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm Comments

YOU ME AT Six’s fifth studio album comes almost ten years since their debut, Take off your Colours. While they have never been trail-blazers (The Guardian’s four-line review of said debut described them as ‘the UK’s answerRead More

The Sword: Low Country – Album Review 

The Sword: Low Country – Album Review 

Arts, Music January 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm Comments

LITTLE over one year ago, I published my first article with The Courier, an album review of The Sword’s High Country. It was rather short, and not particularly effective (symbolic of certain aspects of the author,Read More

Review: ‘Two Vines’ – Empire of the Sun

Review: ‘Two Vines’ – Empire of the Sun

Arts, Music November 15, 2016 at 9:46 am Comments

AUSTRALIAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC duo Empire of the Sun (Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore) are back again with their brand new album, ‘Two Vines’. Released on the 28th October 2016, ‘Two Vines’ is their third studio album, havingRead More

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Leonard Cohen – the Great Communicator of Human Emotion and All its Contradictions

Arts, Music November 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm Comments

IN AN INTERVIEW with the New Yorker last October, Leonard Cohen said he was ‘ready to die’. It seems already that this ominous statement will serve as the basis with which the musical press defines hisRead More

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Jimmy Eat World – ‘Integrity Blues’ Review

Arts, Music October 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm Comments

JIMMY EAT WORLD have been responsible for two records that have come to characterise pop-rock and emo. However, since 2001 they have released a number of quality follow ups that have brought to my attention an issueRead More

The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts – Review

The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts – Review

Arts, Music October 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm Comments

RECORD COMPANIES HAVE always enjoyed ‘remastering’ albums and re-releasing them for an easy profit. In the current industry, where the album has lost much of its financial reward, they could even become vital to the continuedRead More

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us to Life’ Review

Regina Spektor – ‘Remember Us to Life’ Review

Arts, Music October 12, 2016 at 12:53 pm Comments

‘Remember Us to Life’ is Regina Spektor’s 7th studio album and the first in four years, with ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ being released in 2012. But Regina Spektor has still been with us,Read More

Idina Menzel – ‘idina.’ Review

Idina Menzel – ‘idina.’ Review

Arts, Music October 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm Comments

‘idina.’ (with a lower-case ‘I’ because Apple product placement and a full-stop at the end because maybe she’s making a point that her name is Idina and nothing else, and especially not Adele Dazeem) is IdinaRead More

Fleetwood Mac, Mirage 2016 Remaster – still an elusive, intangible, mirage of an unstoppable force

Fleetwood Mac, Mirage 2016 Remaster – still an elusive, intangible, mirage of an unstoppable force

Arts, Music October 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments

WARNER BROS. RECORDS have been delighting us with deluxe, expanded and remastered versions of Fleetwood Mac albums for a number of years. This year sees the re-release of an album comprising of four hit singles inRead More

New Single Releases of the Week

New Single Releases of the Week

Arts, Music September 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments

DNCE – Body Moves
The first single from their upcoming eponymous album after their acclaimed EP Swaay last year, Body Moves keeps the same uplifting, guitar driven formula. Led by Joe Jonas – of Jonas Brothers fame – the quartet bring the sameRead More