Despite my initial fears, this week turned out to have a little bit of gold dust sprinkled on it, with a shockingly great album from Foals. Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind offered us some good ‘ol rock ‘n roll while Flight of the Conchords proved their music can still make us laugh.
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
Shockingly good first half of a two-part album by the increasingly mature Foals. A masterful display of how to build up songs.
Rating: 8.5/10 – Read full review
Flight of the Conchords – Live in London
The comedy duo are at their very best in this live show from 2018.
Rating: 8/10 – Read full review
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind – CollectiV
Numerous styles on display here, but at heart this is a very well executed rock ‘n roll album.
Rating: 7/10 – Read full review
Indoor Pets – Be Content
Upbeat, preppy post-punk pop that’s a riot to listen to, though not hugely original.
The Coathangers – The Devil You Know
Lo-fi indie rock with some punk pretensions. Enjoyable but not setting the world on fire.
Sasami – Sasami
Oh-so gentle indie rock in classic singer-songewriter style from the former Cherry Glazzer member. There are some engaging moments that suck you in, just not enough of them.
Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs
Female singer-songwriting in the vein of Lily Allen and Kate Nash. Bar the sometimes acerbic lyrics this is a little vanilla for my taste.
Nick Waterhouse – Nick Waterhouse
50s and 60s influenced beach rock. You would be better spending your time listening to the source material.
Ten Fé – Future Perfect, Present Tense
Dreamy pop with a folky influence. Perfectly inoffensive.
Malihini – Hopefully, Again
Softly, softly pop from this italian duo. Music to fall asleep to.
Here’s a playlist of all of the above if you want to listen to releases from 8th March.