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The Quietus review
yesterday

South Africa's long a cappella tradition continues with The Soil, a Soweto grown trio who combine the same warm, golden-rich vocal harmonies that bought Ladysmith Black Mambazo...

AudioCred review
yesterday

“Touch” is the first song released by the Los Angeles electronic rock duo producer Mighty Mike and singer Teesa. The two have a most impressive resume with Teesa having worked...

Punk News review
yesterday

Have you ever heard a band so punishing that you feel it down to your bone marrow, leaving you aching and tired, yet craving more? Thousands of punk and metal bands have tried to...

Punk News review
yesterday

John Nolan seems far away from all the turmoil of the old Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Days. I expected the former to be bigger and better when he came back but it's been a...

Under The Radar review
31.07.15

As The Strokes approach their "heritage period," where new material is received with a brief smile and an open gateway to touring, Albert Hammond Jr. finally appears to be making...

Under The Radar review
31.07.15

Considering the pitiful state of arena country, Jason Isbell is a damn messiah. Something More Than Free demonstrates Isbell's songwriting prowess and the honed power of his band...

Punk News review
31.07.15

If I were a betting man, I’d be willing to wager that the Ipods of the guys in Failure’s Union have heavy play counts of Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy”. Their music is just so...

Punk News review
31.07.15

Knuckle Puck's definitely doing well for themselves. With a Warped Tour spot punctuating a move to Rise Records, it was clear some folks in the industry had big, mainstream plans...

Punk News review
30.07.15

Fujiwara, a three-piece out of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, has been rockin’ the punk scene for close to two decades now along side such notable acts as Angry Samoans and...

Punk News review
30.07.15

Burlington's The Penske File have a knack for churning out upbeat, melodic pop-punk but as the harmonica-led anthems indicate on Burn Into The Earth, they do so with a fresh twist...

Punk News review
30.07.15

Richmond, Virginia’s Hold Tight! play speedy, straight-up punk with a good dose of melody. This might not be the most popular of sounds these days, but their latest EP release, I...

Under The Radar review
30.07.15

This is a flowery psych-folk album that musters little more than consistent pleasantness.  More

The Quietus review
30.07.15

Gagarin is the nom de plume of Graham Dowdall, who has a long and distinguished history as a percussionist and electronicist. He played drums with Ludus in the early 80s, his busy...

Clash review
29.07.15

Olympia-based punks offer Sub Pop debut...

Under The Radar review
29.07.15

Prinzhorn Dance School's albums never sound as labored as you'd think. Clay Class, the duo's previous release, found Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn spending 260 consecutive days in the...

Clash review
29.07.15

An ambitious, absorbing triumph...

Punk News review
28.07.15

The Vigilance Committee hail from New York’s Long Island and make snappy, sophisticated alt indie-punk. A tight-knit four-piece who originally formed as a rock outfit, longtime...

Punk News review
28.07.15

The Kneads are an extremely interesting band. Their refreshing melodic pop rock bleeds into their post punk and alt-rock influences like Fugazi, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr. and The...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

Titus Andronicus can never be accused of lacking ambition. They've got a name lifted from a Shakespearean tragedy, wrote a concept album about the Civil War, and interviews with...

Clash review
yesterday

A lengthy, ambitious triumph...

Punk News review
28.07.15

I first became exposed to Vacation through their song on The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore, the Adeline Records compilation that came out a few years back. Among the candy-coated...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

Maribou State occupies the no man's/everyman's land between electronic and acoustic sounds. Like its compatriots, Metronomy, the duo springs from the English countryside with a...

The Quietus review
28.07.15

Hop in the time machine, manipulate the dials, teleport yourself back to 1985 and tell expectant citizens of the era that some of their young, thrusting, larvae-like independent...

Clash review
27.07.15

Toasting their fifteenth anniversary in some style...

Clash review
27.07.15

Vibrant energy with retro rock and blues sentiments...

Under The Radar review
27.07.15

Rich with endlessly ringing guitars and gleaming hooks, this lithe debut is indebted to the gentler side of '70s power pop and '80s underground jangle. More

Clash review
27.07.15

Perfectly expresses 21st century Britain...

The Quietus review
27.07.15

As a label, L.I.E.S. has always been a varied affair, with impossibly frequent, usually dancefloor-focused 12"s providing a mainstream for a considerably more challenging body of...

The Pier review
27.07.15

The first song, “The Get Down,” is a good indication of all the musical elements the band has got to offer. The intro is diverse, with scratches, saxophone action, and a guitar...

Punk News review
27.07.15

Japan's toe have always been one of the most dynamic, complex, musically intricate bands on the indie scene. Priding themselves on an infusion of math and post-rock, their songs...