Holding Absence – Self Titled Review

The self-titled debut record comes from the Cardiff based post-hardcore Holding Absence and their softer, melodramatic black and white branding in the form of a a vivid, yet restrained colour palette of sound. Shaking with vibrato and the ability to out-ballad previous track ‘Penance’, the record utilises ambience ridden vocals and pianist melody in ‘Marigold’…

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino – in retrospect

By Finn Ewing Arctic Monkeys’ most recent album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is very different to the rest of their material. Think of Arctic Monkeys as a cheeseboard. This cheeseboard consists mostly of cheddar; the cheddar being representative of their work up till now. Alone, this cheddar cheeseboard is good – great, even –…