Out In The Storm – Daughter: Album Review

In 2012, The Guardian predicted that bands would increasingly turn towards game soundtracking in the future, with undertakings already on the way then from the likes of The National and even Paul McCartney. While it doesn't feel like there's been a substantial shift yet, Daughter may have cleverly tacked themselves onto the forefront of a new movement. The soundtrack that … Continue reading Out In The Storm – Daughter: Album Review

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On Made of Bricks’ 10 Year Anniversary: Interview with Kate Nash

Made Of Bricks came out during my first secondary-school summer. In that year of pre-puberty, I'd failed to kiss the mouth of the boy I liked. As term started again and us kids awkwardly rekindled in the school ground, we used clean, new pencil cases to help usher us into change. Here's my new back-pack and hasn't … Continue reading On Made of Bricks’ 10 Year Anniversary: Interview with Kate Nash

Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm Album Review

Merge – 14th July Waxahatchee’s new album starts with a storm. The album’s opener ‘Never Been Wrong’ has a vacillating guitar that comes in with a squall, immediately detaching Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield from the hushed, bedroom recordings of her previous efforts. Though no longer with the album’s subject in her life, by writing about them, she is … Continue reading Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm Album Review

Thoughts on How and Why to Stay Alive on World Suicide Prevention Day

There is no act we can ever commit that is so private, separate and singular as suicide. It is a whole and integral contract which severs us from the relational world of living. When we die we leave behind the community of faith which every participant of life enters into. In our state of being … Continue reading Thoughts on How and Why to Stay Alive on World Suicide Prevention Day