For me, being asked if I want to listen to Tangk, the new Idles record, is like being asked in a pub if I want a Yorkshire pudding with my roast dinner. It’s an instant yes, no hesitation. A yes which brings with it a heightened sense of anticipation for the meal to come and a knowledge that the world has just got slightly better. But, what if that Yorkshire pudding comes and it’s just a bit rubbish? One of those slightly burnt, dried up like a husk, end of the day ones? Could Tangk, Idles fifth album, be one of those? Excitement can bring its own, looming sense of concern…
Declan McKenna has made an exciting return with his sunny new record ‘What Happened to the Beach?’ which boasts some of his best work to date and will have listeners hooked from the very start.
Nearly a year after the hit release of “Nothing Matters”, ‘Prelude to Ecstasy’, invites us to a world of romance, girlhood and sexuality, tinged with gothic flair.
He came, he saw, he conquered for the second time! Liam Gallagher returned to Knebworth last summer to play in front of 170,000 adoring fans over two nights – 26 years after headlining the country estate with Oasis in the 90’s. Liam is now immortalising this epic weekend by bringing us the Liam Gallagher Knebworth 22 live album.
Edinburgh Indie band Vistas released their new EP ‘The Beautiful Nothing’ this week. It follows their second album released back in 2021. The five new tracks will breathe new life into the bands future performances and will likely feature in the bands setlists for many years to come.
The much anticipated third instalment, Skinty Fia, from the Dubliners is released this Friday and sees them push new boundaries with their sound.