Indie Rock

The Black Keys – ‘“Let’s Rock”’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alysse Gafkjen With their latest release, the Black Keys already begin messing with our heads before we’ve even listened to a single note. The album’s title, “Let’s Rock”, appears on the cover exactly that way – in quotes. Just what are we supposed to make of this? The phrase itself is both generic… Read more

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Katy Cummings Maybe they should be called Two Face Cinema Club. This Northern Ireland band allegedly consists of guitarists – pay attention now: guitarists – Sam Halliday and Alex Trimble (Trimble is also the lead vocalist) and bassist Kevin Baird. Concert photos found through a Google image search show these same people playing… Read more

Bastille – ‘Doom Days’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett The London four-piece band Bastille certainly started out promisingly enough a couple of years ago, with their debut album Bad Blood (they even beat Taylor Swift to the use of that title), punctuated by the refreshingly terrific single “Pompeii,” which deservedly went Top Five in the U.S. and achieved triple… Read more

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Vance Powell When last we left our heroes the Raconteurs more than a decade ago, they had scored two gold albums and a hit single, “Steady as She Goes”, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack White was still half of the White Stripes, and Raconteurs co-lead Brendan Benson was also plowing forward with his… Read more

Hozier – ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rachael Wright In 2013, when Irish musician and songwriter Andrew Hozier-Bryne a.k.a Hozier pleaded “Take Me to Church” on his debut single, the effect proved to be the reverse, as legions of music listeners around the world made him the new rock deity. The song topped multiple international charts, and in the U.S…. Read more

SONTALK – ‘Stay Wild’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dustin Condren Comedy legend Carl Reiner used the term “The Hey May” to identify the moment at the beginning of a half-hour sitcom where they would introduce the episode’s premise and (hopefully) compel viewers to stay tuned (i.e. men who saw it would yell “Hey May!” to their wives and invite them to… Read more

Flor – ‘Come out. You’re hiding’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Fueled By Ramen Come out. You’re Hiding is the debut album for the new indie rock/electro pop group, Flor. Despite some songs being a faster “club” tempo, the vibe is still very light and warm. This music is the perfect music to listen to while doing other work due to its unobtrusiveness and… Read more

The 1975 – ‘An Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ Album Review

Photo Credit: JAELYN HAWKEN, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships is the third edgy installment to The 1975’s discography. Featuring the combination of 80s-esque synth patches and lyrical content pertaining to modern-day societal issues, there is a deeper theme than what is to be expected of a The 1975 album. The album… Read more