Sam Outlaw – Tenderheart (Six Shooter)

  After serving up a critically-acclaimed debut album produced by Ry Cooder, Southern California cowboy Sam Outlaw takes a surprise musical turn on his follow-up. With...

Shed Seven – Instant Pleasures (Liberator)

  Former 1990s Britpop darlings Shed Seven return with Instant Pleasures, their first new album in 16 years. The York-based band, led by the uber-cool frontman...

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Soul Of A Woman (Daptone)

Sadly, Sharon Jones passed on to the great stage in the sky after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer.  But before going she managed...

Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All (Capitol)

The 13th Floor's Sam Smith reviews Sam Smith... British pop sensation and my own personal namesake Sam Smith is back after a three break with...

Weezer- Pacific Daydream (Warners)

Chief songwriter Rivers Cuomo has always had an amazing ear for good melodic hooks. Sometimes these hooks are covered in the bands trademark mix...

Great North – The Golden Age (Great North)

  Kiwi couple Hayden and Rachel Donnell have upped stakes and moved to London in an attempt to build their career. Before they left New...

Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear (Anti-)

The modern retro-soul scene is a crowded place. Artists such as Leon Bridges, Benjamin Booker, Alabama Shakes, and Michael Kiwanuka have all put out...

Jamie Lawson – Happy Accidents (Gingerbreadman)

Jamie Lawson’s Happy Accidents is a mature emotional retrospective from a writer finally content in his own skin.  Sometimes sombre in places, sometimes romantic...

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (Milk/Matador)

The fact that Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett are simultaneously an odd couple and sonic soulmates is what makes Lotta Sea Lice such a...

Destroyer – ken (Dead Oceans)

Destroyer can be classed as many genres and never just one in particular. An artist must always improve, change and adapt to new ways...