Wavegirl Best Albums Of 2020
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Battling through a tough year… 2020 has proved to be a grim year for many reasons, but chiefly because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the gruelling impact of Covid both personally and professionally on so many … Read More

IT’S IMMATERIAL – House For Sale
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Everything is easy Although they were feted for their jaunty 1986 hit ‘Driving Away From Home’, by that point in their musical trajectory, It’s Immaterial were already a band evolving and embracing different ideas. Previously, the Liverpool outfit had made … Read More

TWIST HELIX – Machinery
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Let’s throw away inhibition and engage… Having made a big impact with their 2018 album Ouseburn (see our sister site The Electricity Club’s review previously), Newcastle outfit Twist Helix return with their new studio album Machinery. Consisting of Bea Garcia … Read More

POLLY SCATTERGOOD – The Attic Sessions
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Let the light fade in… Measured against her previous outings, Polly Scattergood’s captivating last album, In This Moment (see Wavegirl review previously) opted for a more intimate collection of songs. As an album, it was inspired by “travel, soundtracks, Scandinavian … Read More

LIOTIA – Be Here (Always)
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We’ll be here to stay… The last few years appear to have been a surprisingly productive period for grassroots electronic acts, particularly those willing to dabble in the margins of what’s normally considered traditional electronic pop. It’s led to a … Read More

GOLD BABY – Versailles
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An empire of memories… The Covid crisis has had a devastating effect on the music scene this year, particularly impacting live music. Yet despite this grim turn of events, many bands have somehow managed to reignite a spark of creativity … Read More

VIOLENT VICKIE – Division
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Dark distortion adventures The arrival of new album Division heralds a significant landmark for Violent Vickie. A darkwave journey into a selection of compositions that offer up moments of raw sleazy electropop one moment, then curiously ethereal beauty the next. … Read More

ANNIE – Dark Hearts
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As the sun begins to fade… Dark Hearts, the latest studio album from Annie, is billed as “the soundtrack to a film that doesn’t exist.” It’s an apt description for a collection of songs that have a cinematic vision to … Read More

PARAGON CAUSE – What We Started
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Skip Ahead to the Future Ottawa-based alternative outfit Paragon Cause (aka Michelle Opthof and Jay Bonaparte) serve up an intriguing combination of synths and guitars that captures a history that the band describe as “one of mystery, sadness, hope and … Read More

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