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The Quietus review
28.08.15

One of the most unlikely moments of musical philosophy surely comes from the mouth of Peep Show's Super Hans when, while pressing a bass synth note, he utters the immortal line...

Punk News review
28.08.15

Can I just express a quick note of appreciation for Merge Records? I mean, they started with a solid early catalogue that bloomed into an indie rock powerhouse who eventually...

Punk News review
28.08.15

Oakland, California’s The Atom Age are back at it again! For their second album the band enlisted The Dwarves’ Blag Dahlia to co-produce this ‘50s bop, surf, ‘60s garage rock...

Under The Radar review
27.08.15

When a record is pushed as a 'cosmic ideal' by its PR team, you expect something different. And when that record has been produced by Angel Deradoorian, famed for her work as...

Punk News review
27.08.15

I'm a sucker for bands with powerful songwriting at the forefront. Jacob Lawter exploits this through his Slow and Steady project which has the kind of emotive pull that you'd get...

Clash review
27.08.15

An adorable short and sweet suite...

The Quietus review
27.08.15

Willis Earl Beal isn't exactly deprived of a backstory. A semi-mythologising malcontent, a wanderlust-ridden experimental soul outsider plagued by life-long anxiety, insomnia and...

Under The Radar review
26.08.15

The Lost Worker Bee EP comes across as the sound of Elbow taking stock of their improbable (though highly deserved) ascent from U.K. indie also-rans to stadium-headlining...

Punk News review
26.08.15

I don’t know what it is--I have an aversion to bands named after the singer. Something about the act of naming a band after a single member, usually of the "singer-songwriter...

Punk News review
26.08.15

Peter Pan Speedrock is a Dutch trio that has been around for nearly 20 years and has quite a few albums under its belt. This is my first exposure to the band, and I've got to say...

Punk News review
26.08.15

The guys in Dollar Signs love pizza. Not a unique trait, to be sure, but certainly an admirable one nonetheless. This works out well since pizza can be a fine metaphor for music...

The Quietus review
25.08.15

Norway's second city, Bergen, acted as a net for much of the music and culture that spilled out of America in the 60s. Similar to its west-coast counterpart in the UK, Liverpool...

The Quietus review
25.08.15

"This is my music, so I will write what I want. And if you are listening to music because 'a woman made it', then turn it off. Listen to any music only if it speaks to your ears...

Under The Radar review
25.08.15

Listeners never know what a new Destroyer album will sound like. Much of that is by design, of course-mastermind Dan Bejar is known to try to totally revamp the act's sound with...

Clash review
27.08.15

A vast, multi-layered return...

Punk News review
25.08.15

I finally gave Hard Girls a listen when they released their highly acclaimed (deservedly so) 2014 release A Thousand Surfaces. Blown away by the frenetic, enthralling punk energy...

Clash review
24.08.15

A mixed return from the indie Scots...

Under The Radar review
24.08.15

Oh, the burden of expectations. After a promising self-titled debut, and then two consecutive knockouts in 2010's Teen Dream and 2012's Bloom (which must go on the shortlist of...

Punk News review
28.08.15

"Myth" was the track that really won me over with Beach House. It got me digging back into their catalog and really grew my appreciation for their dream-pop craft. Victoria...

Clash review
24.08.15

Their mistake? Assuming the world would stand still...

Clash review
24.08.15

A dark, impressive new offering...

Under The Radar review
28.08.15

It's pretty much a given by now that Foals are the leading arena-rock band of the indie-rock era. With 2008's Antidotes, they started out as a niche interest—a precise and...

Punk News review
24.08.15

Scary Stories You Tell In The Dark was Donovan Wolfington's 2014 follow-up to Stop Breathing and it proved a pretty progressive step in the band's evolution. This sophomore effort...

Punk News review
24.08.15

I’ll be the first to admit that when I heard Ghost for the first time, I reacted like a lot of people do when I introduce them to the ghoulish sextet: What the fuck am I hearing...

AudioCred review
23.08.15

They bake all day so you don’t have to. Bakery is a genre bending, tripped out, Lo-fi experience. Psychedelic landscapes evolve with golden waves of electronica, trip-hop and...

AudioCred review
22.08.15

“All Nite Girl” is the second single from synth-pop duo, Late Nite Cable. Here is what frontman, Pete, had to say about the track: “‘All Nite Girl’ is definitely a bit of a dark...

Under The Radar review
21.08.15

As if he hadn't blessed us enough already with January's beautiful Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper LP, Noah Lennox is back again already with a sweet little surprise Panda Bear...

Clash review
21.08.15

An energetic if uneven debut album...

Clash review
21.08.15

Disappointing, electro-pop by rote second album...

Punk News review
21.08.15

There aren’t many albums whose entire mood and momentum can be interpreted entirely from the album art quite like Wooden Waves’ Wilder Dreams. The neon colors, the ridiculous...

Punk News review
21.08.15

Back in 2013 Direct Hit! absolutely killed it with their second full length and Red Scare debut Brainless God. There is no question that they gained a lot more popularity within...

The Quietus review
20.08.15

The debut LP of Indiana-based bubblegum punk trio Thee Tsunamis masquerades as a jab at the self-importance of male-dominated garage rock, but what presents as parody quickly...

Punk News review
20.08.15

So the story of the Barbaras goes like this: having garnered a reputation in the Memphis scene with their wild, costumed live shows and zany take on psychedelic garage rock, Jay...