Albums/EPs

ALBUM REVIEW: The Japanese House – Good At Falling

For a while now, Amber Bain (aka The Japanese House) has been Dirty Hit’s best-kept secret, albeit one that wasn’t that well-hidden. Away from the label’s larger names like The 1975 and Wolf Alice, Bain is very much an individual creator, writing glitchy, electro-pop numbers across a series of EPs that brought her plenty of attention, and rightly so. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Badflower – OK, I’m Sick

There aren’t many bands whose debut record tackle issues of mental health struggles, addiction, suicide attempts, and abysmal domestic violence among other heavy topics as bravely as newcomers Badflower. The LA based quartet’s first release, ‘OK, I’m Sick’, shines a harsh light on tough topics, while simultaneously striking some nice notes musically too. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Set It Off – Midnight

Floridians Set It Off have seen their fair share of stylistic change over the years. What was once straight-up catchy pop-punk a few years back slowly filtered itself to become what is almost solely pop nowadays, shedding the rock without losing their clear ability to write a variety of pleasant hooks. Read More

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blood Red Shoes – Get Tragic

As stories behind albums go, the tales that helped create Blood Red Shoes’s fifth effort, ‘Get Tragic’ are quite something. From a breakdown in communication that led the duo to completely cut ties with one another for a short period of time, vocalist/guitarist Laura-Mary Carter responded by moving to LA to party for a few months, and where she crashed also her bike resulting in a broken arm.  Read More