Jamie Rowland - Reviews

Of Arrowe Hill

Of Arrowe Hill - 1914

Promising start to a new project from of Arrowe Hill, who to mark the centenary of the First World War will be releasing one track a year between 1914 and 1918

Of Arrowe Hill

Of Arrowe Hill - Around the Corner

Deceptively upbeat but lyrically dark download only single from of Arrowe Hill, the band of London-based singer-songwriter Adam Easterbrook

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

Uncompromising but compelling fourth album from New York-based singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten

Wooden Wand

Wooden Wand - Farmer's Corner

Dreamy mix of folk, blues and stripped-back psychedelia on latest album from Wooden Wand, the moniker for American musician James Jackson Toth


Boris - Noise

Impressive rock album from always unpredictable Japanese experimentalists, Boris

Dan Haywood

Dan Haywood - Dapple

Minimal but confident traditional folk on debut album from Lancashire-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Haywood

Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger - Laptop Suntan

Versatile combination of instrumental tracks and rap numbers on debut album from Leeds-based hip-hop outfit, Paper Tiger

Council Tax Band

Council Tax Band - Three Songs

Deliciously grungy and foul-mouthed debut EP from Bedford-based group the Council Tax Band, which was formed out of the ashes of Dad Wanderlust

Arrows of Love

Arrows of Love - The Knife

Abrasive and confrontational vinyl-only third single from London-based grunge act, the Arrows of Love

Story Books

Story Books - Too Much a Hunter

Accomplished debut EP from acclaimed Kent-based indie guitar outfit, Story Books

Lupen Crook

Lupen Crook - British Folk Tales

Engaging, but deliberately uncomfortable fifth album from Chatham-based singer-songwriter, Lupen Crook

Of Arrowe Hill

Of Arrowe Hill - The Stars Are Against Us

Emotionally intense but thoroughly moving and epic-sounding download only single from of Arrowe Hill, the project of London-based singer-songwriter Adam Easterbrook

Arrows of Love

Arrows of Love - Honey

Stunning name-your-price download and cassette only single from discordant London-based outfit, the Arrows of Love


Peasant - Bound for Glory

Fantastic third album from Peasant, the project of versatile experimental American singer-songwriter and producer Damien DeRose

Loudon Wainwright

Loudon Wainwright - Older Than My Old Man Now

Poignantly moving and also hilariously funny latest album from Loudon Wainwright III, which as well as of all his five children also includes a guest appearance from Dame Edna Everage

School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells - Ghostory

Inconsistent, but sometimes sublime dream pop on third album from New York-based pop act, School of Seven Bells

Bad Weather California

Bad Weather California - Sunkissed

Sunny-sounding and summery debut album from West Coast act, Bad Weather California


Soko - I Thought I Was An Alien

Despondent and melancholic, but totally affecting debut album from French singer-songwriter and actress, Soko

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere

Atmospheric and cinematic country-infused Americana on second album from Canadian band, Great Lake Swimmers


Busdriver - Beaus $ Eros

Intriguing combination of rap, electro and experimentalism on latest album from hip-hop artist, Busdriver