Chris Mackin


Desaparecidos ‘Payola’ | Album Review

With fists clenched, this resurrected beast speaks in those trademark tortured rasps, the fourteen-track manifesto a fervent call to rally hearts and minds to its cause.

Sylvan Esso | Live Review

The ravaged exterior of Bristol’s Marble Factory was surrounded by a dense cloud of cigarette smoke as we gathered outside Sylvan Esso.

Downard ‘Talk Shop’ | EP Review

Downard’s newest EP ‘Talk Shop’ is akin to watching Tom Morello and Dean Tzenos go ballistic in a basement.

Sylvan Esso | Preview

The quite beautiful duo, comprised of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, fuse together the latter's synth-driven production style and the former's intricately-layered folk vocals.

Iran Iran ‘Milk Time For Spiders’ | EP Review

Channeling the ferocity of their earlier releases, but injecting it with some rather spontaneous outbursts, Iran Iran return with a new EP.

Sharon Van Etten | Live Review

Sharon Van Etten returns to Bristol's Trinity supported by Sam Amidon.

Sharon Van Etten | Preview

Sharon Van Etten is one of the finest American singer-songwriters to have emerged in recent years, now she's hitting Trinity this April.

Pianos Become The Teeth | Live Review

Pianos Become The Teeth return to Bristol proving they haven't lost any of their power.

Pianos Become The Teeth | Preview

Pianos Become The Teeth bring their third album to The Exchange this January.

The Rhubarbs ‘A Tale Of Love, Loss and Rhubarb’ | EP...

The self-proclaimed title of ‘Sweatbox Hype’ is one that The Rhubarbs have worn proudly on their sleeves since coming up with it, now after what seems like forever, the band are finally releasing their debut EP.