Highland Kites – I’m Not Weak

Highland Kites are the duo of Marissa Lamar and Neil Briggs, joined here by guitarist Alex Edwards, and I'm Not Weak is their fourth album release, although at five tracks it more probably qualifies as a mini-album. It's certainly enough to persuade the listener to peruse the Highland Kites back catalogue, however. Perhaps best or more easily … [Read more...]

Record Store Day 2015: In Review

This year’s annualised record-buying binge event was preceded by a heated yet healthy debate on its ongoing help as well as hindrance to the independent quarters of the music industry.  Stoked initially by two kindred-spirit independent labels - Howling Owl and Sonic Cathedral - whose bold yet constructive criticism of the Record Store Day … [Read more...]

Various Artists – I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson

Alongside colourful visuals and distinctively deadpan acting, the esoteric films of Wes Anderson would be lacking without their well-curated soundtrack choices.  Masterfully-skewed towards lesser-heard wares from The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Nick Drake and likeminded others, a comprehensive anthology of Anderson’s film scores for the … [Read more...]