Album Review / Viola Beach – Viola Beach

It is hard to review an album such as this due to the circumstances in which it was released, but I have given it my best efforts. Back in February of this year, Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin, and their manager Craig Tarry, made headlines after passing away following a crash in Sweden on their way back from a music festival the previous day. Now a week after Viola Beach posthumously shot to number one in the UK Album Charts with their eponymous debut, it is pretty damn clear why their fans loved them as much they did, and still do to this day.

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Album Review / The Ride – Catfish and the Bottlemen

It’s been less than two years since Catfish and the Bottlemen released their roaringly popular debut, The Balcony and it seems that not much has changed in that time. The Welsh lads (well, at least frontman Van McCann) are still writing about they know best: girls, smoking and drinking, and throwing in wonderful guitar solos left, right and centre. However, is their follow-up, The Ride, anywhere near as good?

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Album Review / Young Blood – Saint Raymond

It has been a long time coming but finally this summer, Callum Burrows AKA Saint Raymond has released his debut album Young Blood. Preceding this release throughout the last year and a half with several singles and EPs, this Nottingham-born artist has started to make waves, his blend of acoustic guitar and anthemic choruses making him a festival favourite.

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