Goose – What You Need / London In Stereo

“Whilst the release drags two or three songs too long in its sagging back-end, there’s generally a robust palette of ideas on offer. From the thwacking opener, to the ambient echoes of ‘Call Me’, to the fizzing and mysterious percussive interlude ‘Nightfall’ – What You Need often proves to be all too literal.” Goose –…

Anna Prior – Interview / London In Stereo

‘There’s no way I could go back and live there (Doncaster), just because of what I’ve experienced in London and Leeds” maintains Anna Prior, as we compare our modest Yorkshire upbringings, whilst perched upon possibly the world’s oldest sofa in The Leadmill (Sheffield’s rock Mecca). But as Metronomy’s nearly-two-year-long hiatus settled in, going back to…

The xx – I See You / London In Stereo

“The album’s sleeve crystallises the mission statement – 3 pioneering individuals, once submerged in a black and white world of anxiety, begin to melt their frosty sheath of asceticism with brighter techniques. Transition is the key word here, not revolution; this is the journey of The xx – the beginning of a departure from ice-cold…

Letherette – Last Night On The Planet / London In Stereo

“Its nuanced ambience makes ‘Last Night On The Planet’ destined for vintage apparel stores and swanky cocktail bars alike. And, like a classic mojito, this is a trusted and moreish combination of timeless ingredients.” Letherette – Last Night On The Planet / Album Review / London In Stereo

Virginia Wing – Forward Constant Motion / London In Stereo

“The potential was always cooking away in Virginia Wing’s early works, but only now is it simmering towards something much greater. Their sophomore release is a transition, and its name – Forward Constant Motion – is a perfect illustration of a rise soon to give them buzz-band status.”  Virginia Wing – Forward Constant Motion /…

Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow / London In Stereo

‘Depression, alcoholism and tense relations had signalled all but game over for the Irish trio. But quashing any defeatist fears with all guns blazing, Gameshow’s neon-lights drag the party back on the road.’  Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow / London In Stereo