Articles by: William Lewis

Low Proves Less Is More On Spellbinding ‘Double Negative’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s difficult to know what to say about Double Negative – such is its extraordinary power. Low, a band now 12 albums in, have truly fulfilled their name and ambition in crafting raw and understated ...

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Eric Bachmann Harnesses Restraint & Organic Beauty On Fourth Solo Album ‘No Recover’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

The first moments of No Recover are, in many ways, a signpost. A signal of things to come over the course of Eric Bachmann’s fourth solo album. The softly building persistent tap, fingerpicked motif and ...

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Iron & Wine Construct More Sincere Folk Ballady on Weed Garden EP (ALBUM REVIEW)

Sam Beam has been one of the most consistent performing artists in recent memory. From the fledgling days of Iron & Wine, his humble and honest approach to music and lyrics has acted as lasting ...

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With ‘Lightsleeper’ – Neil & Liam Finn Team Up For Father & Son Multi-Flavored Effort (ALBUM REVIEW)

The name Finn carries a certain gravitas when it comes to Antipodean musical lexicon. Indeed, while it’s often difficult to see outside of the Australian and New Zealand music scene when resident in it, it’s ...

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AHI Strikes With Gravel On Silk Vocals On Second LP ‘In Our Time’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There’s nothing immediately striking about AHI (an acronym of Ahkinoah Habah Izarh’s name and pronounced ‘eye’), and that seems to suit him well. Humble is an oft overused word, but it feels right here. From ...

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The Record Company Finds Joy In Not Taking Itself Too Seriously With ‘All This Life’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

You get the sense the fellas from The Record Company have more than a fleeting sense of humor. Not in any slapstick induced laugh-out-loud larrikinism; but the ability to find the absurdities in life, flash ...

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‘Noonday Dream’ Stakes Out Ben Howard’s Ever-Maturing Territory As Artist (ALBUM REVIEW)

When Ben Howard surged onto the global scene with debut album Every Kingdom, there seemed nothing particularly remarkable about him. Oh sure, his sudden fame was remarkable and a Mercury Prize nomination is nothing to ...

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Beach House Surges Into Unexplored Territory on ‘7’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Beach House have one of the most fitting names of any band in the world. Their chilled and washed out brand of dream pop invariably invokes summer’s sense of infinite calm and satisfaction that comes ...

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King Tuff Rebrands Hook Driven Garage Rock With ‘The Other’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Now five albums into a career that basically defines the term ‘cult following’, Kyle Thomas’ King Tuff character has become a legend in its own right. Adored by college radio and underground scene purists; his ...

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MIEN Creates Perfect Storm Of Psych Rock (ALBUM REVIEW)

For diehards of psychedelic rock, those who have clung to the threads of the genre weaving their wave through the decades, the formation of MIEN is a perfect storm. Alex Maas of The Black Angels, ...

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