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Under The Radar review
yesterday

On his second full-length, Chicago-based guitarist and singer/songwriter Ryley Walker continues to draw inspiration from the most virtuosic finger-pickers and vocalists of the...

Punk News review
yesterday

Anti-Flag are back in a big way. It’s been a few records now since these four gentlemen have sounded so inspired. What that says about our country is one thing, but what that...

Punk News review
yesterday

Miles Away recognized calls to improve from critics over the last couple years -- some of which I felt were harsh. In fact, they were downright unjustified given the fairly decent...

The Quietus review
25.05.15

Fall gigs over the past year or so have seen the band on form, aided and abetted by a second drummer who seemed to be treating his kit as a means of overcoming a nervous...

The Quietus review
22.05.15

Post-rock has stagnated a bit. I blame bands' pandering to expectations and genre definitions. Remember Disco Inferno and Dirty Three? They didn't really look at what the rest of...

Clash review
22.05.15

Soulful versatility with the tunes to match...

Punk News review
21.05.15

Diamond Youth have always plugged away at a radio-friendly sound. Sometimes, I admit, it's a bit cheesy, but overall, I've always respected their versatility. Their older material...

Punk News review
21.05.15

Royal Psalms is the newest acts to come out of the parade of bands that formed after Daytrader and Crime In Stereo broke up. The band has captured the feeling of melodic rock...

The Quietus review
21.05.15

If the release of their second album was not deliberately scheduled for the week after the general election, then the Pre New must at least have relished its timing. Not because...

Under The Radar review
20.05.15

This Israeli three-piece impressed psych fans at last year's SXSW, conjuring humongous, swirling clouds of melodic noise which seemed much too large to have come from such a...

The Quietus review
20.05.15

The rapid resurgence and expansion of the Paris dance scene has brought with it it's share of names, but it has also brought a loss of consistency as formerly-underground parties...

The Quietus review
20.05.15

The tale of why Róisín Murphy isn't a super massive global pop thing will have future historians scratching their heads in disbelief. How someone with chart form as one half of...

Clash review
20.05.15

Progress, of a sort...

Under The Radar review
22.05.15

Ruben Nielson returns with another anachronistic beauty, this one hitting the eardrums like a dusty Numero Group find from a home studio in the '70s U.S. Rust Belt, fashioned...

The Quietus review
19.05.15

Tal National's sound fabric on new album Zoy Zoy is intricate and colourful. The music turns in wild and unexpected directions as psychedelic hues emerge and patterns form that...

Punk News review
19.05.15

It’s fitting that Tau Cross’ self-titled debut opens with a track called “Lazarus.” In more ways than one, the band itself is a rebirth, or, return from death, for frontman Rob...

Punk News review
19.05.15

Let's get this out of the way: Ceremony's sound has evolved. If you thought Zoo was a departure from Rohnert Park, or that Rohnert Park was a departure from Still Nothing Moves...

Punk News review
19.05.15

Faith No more has experienced a fairly unusual career arc. Their earliest origins go all the way back to 1979, but it took multiple changes in singers, guitarists and even band...

Clash review
19.05.15

Fragile, coming-of-age album...

Under The Radar review
19.05.15

Coming to the end of the "David Bowie Is..." exhibition, this U.K. singer/songwriter was reminded of reasons why she chose to pursue music: the creative freedom it allowed artists...

Punk News review
18.05.15

Ah, feedback. When the high pitched squeal is the first thing you hear on an album, is it ever not followed by a heavy as a cinder block guitar riff? Is anyone ever disappointed...

Punk News review
18.05.15

We Are The Union's You Can't Hide The Sun was one of 2012's most underrated albums. In terms of appropriating ska and pop-punk, they've always pulled it off pretty nicely and Keep...

TapeFear recommendation
15.05.15

Dreamlike loops from William Basinski. Bliss.

The Quietus review
22.05.15

William Basinski's unfailingly beautiful musical oeuvre is so familiar that with each new album there's always a certain trepidation that he will be retreading old ground and...

TapeFear recommendation
15.05.15

An incredible collaboration from Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld. Easily my favourite album so far this year!

Under The Radar review
15.05.15

Hot Chip have built a career on transcending and challenging the parameters of dance music. More

Clash review
22.05.15

Impressive new album...

Punk News review
15.05.15

1971: a sludge punk trio of self described "Denim Daddies of the North West" whose music is a very interesting mix of hard rock along with hardcore and melodic punk to varying...

Under The Radar review
14.05.15

Sometimes, different is good. Other times, it's bad. In the case of Wilder Mind, Mumford & Sons' latest album, different is drastic. The band took a very public hiatus in late...

Punk News review
14.05.15

If Big Star's second album, 1974's Radio City, was the sound of a band brilliantly, beautifully fracturing, whether from lack of commercial success or from personal issues,Third...