Author Archives: Rachael Scarsbrook

Review // Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’

  It’s here! We all made it! We all lived to see the day when a Wolf Alice album was dragged into the world; screaming along to the refrain of ‘Fluffy’. Yes, ‘My Love Is Cool’ is here to test … Continue reading

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Review // Girlpool – ‘Before The World Was Big’

  Throwing blanket assumptions onto bands are always something that can irk and irritate bands and fans alike. But good golly am I about to envelop Girlpool, in an Ikea double duvet sized set of LOVE. This Wichita released debut album … Continue reading

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Interview // PINS

Girls with guitars are no longer a kitsch niche occupied by sundress wearing singer-songwriters, oh no. They’re mighty queens of DIY and Manchester based PINS are leading the charge of sisters who are doing it for themselves and by themselves. I caught … Continue reading

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Review // Haim @ Rock City, Nottingham

  Haim have pretty much taken over the world since they heel stomped their way on to our shores in the wake of debut album Days Are Gone and their reign over the hearts of seemingly every British man, woman … Continue reading

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Review // Warpaint by Warpaint

The world has changed a lot since Warpaint last meandered over the pond from LA to deliver us their hearts and souls on The Fool in 2010. TVs are 3d, Justin Beiber is even more annoying and Kanye had a … Continue reading

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Review // Warpaint @ The O2 Academy, Brixton

  Tonight I find myself in a strange kind of gig limbo. Originally planning to attend Wolf Alice at Dingwalls in Camden, I was monumentally swayed into buying a ticket to see Warpaint on the basis that Jarvis Cocker was … Continue reading

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Review // Haim – Days Are Gone

  The three sisters and a mister that make up Haim had a harder job than most to do with their debut record. Not only did it have to live up to their ferociously energetic live shows, it also had … Continue reading

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Review // King Krule – ‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon’

  For fans of little London boy Archy Marshall, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon has been a long time coming. ‘Scattered’ EP and single releases teased us all with exciting prospects of exactly what this young man was capable of. … Continue reading

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Review // Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Mosquito’

  Four years ago, Yeah Yeah Yeahs released the brain smashing album It’s Blitz! and the world fell at the bizarrely decadent feet of Karen O, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase. since then the New Yorkers have been covered by … Continue reading

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Review // Wet Nuns – ‘Broken Teeth EP’

  Yorkshire boys Rob and Alexis are about to come crashing back into your life following on from previous release ‘Why You So Cold?’ which earnt them a well deserved mention in NME’s Radar column of ones to watch and … Continue reading

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Review // Everything Everything – Arc

Anticipation, expectation and anxiety – all things associated when bands tackle the make or break second album. Less a ramshackle statement of intent than first albums often are, instead giving bands the chance to hone in on what made them … Continue reading

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Memory Playlists // Rachael’s Playlist

  Meat Loaf – I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) This came on one of those horrendously put together ‘rock music’ compilation discs that come free in papers for dads to listen to. It was … Continue reading

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