Articles by Geoff Topley
Folian’s debut album is a very fine collection of atmospheric drone rock.
Trail of Dead rediscover their youthful exuberance and pop sensibilities for one of their finest albums.
Unfortunately guitar music doesn’t garner the same attention as it used to do, otherwise this outstanding album could very well have been this generation’s Nevermind.
A superb companion album to one of the greatest songwriter’s finest albums, Western Stars.
Mars Red Sky’s new album is incredible. If Abba had been a sludge band, they might have sounded like this.
Chicago three piece Underhand have clearly put their absolute all into creating an outstanding album.
The finest Lightning Bolt album adds melody to the frenzy and I love, love, love it!
FireWalkWithMe’s debut is a rip snorting blast of Texan punk rock and killer tunes.
Brooklyn instrumental trio Cavallo deliver a solid album of all kinds of post stuff.
Earth return with a back to basics album of fine drone rock.
Edinburgh’s Delta Mainline are back after a six year break with more sublime dreamy psychedlic pop and a contender for album the year.
An extremely accomplished collection, enhancing Spotlights back catalogue and very much worthy of your attention.
With their fifth album Noctiluca, Helms Alee have served up yet another excellent selection of melody and mayhem.
Greek American artist Ioanna Gika is a remarkable emerging talent and Thalassa is a stunning debut album.
Brutus have definitely not disappointed with their follow-up album. This is powerful, emotional and magnificent music. Play it loud!
Idlewild return with album number eight and an expansion of their trademark sound into soul territory with mixed results.
Sigils’ debut is a fine collection of doom metal conveying grace, beauty and haunting melodies.
The first album in 19 years from Royal Trux is exactly what you would expect. Equal parts genius and trash.
A triumphant, beautiful, affecting, tragic but glorious collection from one of the world’s finest instrumental bands.
Edinburgh’s Pilotcan release their first album in 14 years and it’s well worth the wait.
Planet B bring the noise on their debut album of cacophonous industrial hip-hop.