Articles By: Catherine Hawkes
An album that shows a rising star with a huge amount of potential
Aims for and achieves a more accomplished sound than their last effort and nicely eschews the classic second album pitfalls
They’re starting to remember what it was that made them so good in the first place, and therefore makes for a thoroughly satisfying listen
Poignant yet bursting with personality. This is THE album of the summer
You get the feeling this is more than a gig. This is a rave.
They’ve moved away from their signature indie-pop to concentrate on a more intimate listen
A confident step up from her debut, which sees her branching further away from her 80s influence to achieve a slicker yet far grungier sound
They’ve been careful not to stray from the classic formula, but make enough of a creative step to keep things interesting
The band seem self assured and comfortable in their surroundings, loving every minute. They’ve played Brixton before of course but never right at the start of a tour with one eye on arenas as they do so.
Transcending the expectations of the listener, The Lions Roar has without a doubt become a contender for the most beautiful album of the year.
Technically there’s nothing wrong with this kind of album. It’s easy listening, radio-ready for sure, but none of the songs are particularly memorable…