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Insound review
today

Announcing Overjoyed , the first album in 13 years from legendary punk band Half Japanese. One of the most influential bands of all time, Jad Fair and Half Japanese spearheaded...

Insound review
today

Game Theory's 1982 debut album - expanded and reissued! CD contains 15 bonus tracks.

Insound review
today

Empress AD is a new, British progressive rock quartet newly signed to a unique partnership between The End Records and Roadrunner Records. The band has cited influences like Pink...

Insound review
today

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Code Orange Kids remind us off our own embryonic days in the aggressive music scene. They do things their way, creatively cutting their own path through...

Insound review
today

Bureau B reissues Cluster's 1994 album One Hour . "Cluster's hiatus between Curiosum and Apropos Cluster in 1990 lasted for almost 10 years. Roedelius and Moebius spent this time...

Insound review
today

"For years, I've imagined the work I do in music, photography, and video all coming into one space," says music-tech guru Christopher Willits from his home in San Francisco, "I...

Insound review
today

They certainly weren’t clear when twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace and Kazu Makino first found themselves playing and writing together back in the mid-­- 90s. At a time when...

Insound review
today

Aby Ngana Diop was the most famous taasukat in Dakar, Senegal in the 1980s and 1990s. Taasu is a Wolof-language poetic style, usually performed by women griots over frenetic drum...

TapeFear recommendation
yesterday

Alluring electronic EP from OKADA.

TapeFear recommendation
yesterday

Incredible reworkings of tracks from Federico Albanese's The Houseboat and the Moon.

Punk News review
yesterday

When it comes to pop-punk, The Copyrights can teach you a thing or two. Recording five full-lengths over the past decade, the band has consistently treated its listeners to short...

NME review
yesterday

Former Yeasayer and Caribou collaborator refuses to be pigeonholed on boundary-exploring fourth album

NME review
yesterday

Watch out Biffy Clyro - these patient rockers are coming for your crown

NME review
yesterday

Leeds noisecore foursome compromise their wildness on a streamlined third album

Clash review
yesterday

Hideously bloated double LP that forgets to pack any worthwhile ideas...

Spotinews recomendation
31.08.14

Hi. The promising debut album by Johnny Aries is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Enjoy! (Note: The artist link above is a link to a review!) Johnny Aries – UnbloomedFiled...

TapeFear recommendation
29.08.14

The perfect ambient backdrop for late night contemplation from Deaf Center.

Insound review
today

Deaf Center is seemingly never of the times. Whether it's the nostalgic component often associated with Pale Ravine and Owl Splinters, or the time between releases, waiting and...

Alt Press review
29.08.14

Insound review
today

After years performing shows and a string of EP’s, Still At Home Here, Sleepless and Outgrowing Hope , Gordon is finally ready to unveil his first album, Forget I Brought It Up...

TapeFear recommendation
28.08.14

Dale Cooper Quartet's third album of haunting dark jazz finally appears on Spotify.

TapeFear recommendation
28.08.14

Gorgeous collection of bonus tracks from pianist Fabrizio Paterlini.

Punk News review
28.08.14

"Rock and roll's been very, very good to me/ The open road's the only place I wanna be," Rhett Miller declares in the six-minute opening track to the Old 97's tenth studio album...

The Quietus review
28.08.14

Robyn Hitchcock's latest release, The Man Upstairs, stands amongst his all-time best albums. His finest work in years, the opening three songs are stunning, mesmerising even, in...

Clash review
28.08.14

A fine balance has been struck – along with no little gold…

Under The Radar review
28.08.14

Listening to Diplo's Random White Dude Be Everywhere "greatest hits" compilation feels like being in a ginormous cement rave hall with the only light show being green lasers—basic...

Clash review
28.08.14

London trio reveal one of 2014’s best dance albums…

Insound review
today

The long-awaited debut LP from Dark Sky is not entirely what you might expect from the London trio. After a string of club-focused 12"s, they delve deep to deliver a tender and...

Spotinews recomendation
28.08.14

Good morning. The catchy new album by Dry the River is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Dry the River – Alarms in the HeartFiled under...

Punk News review
27.08.14

With a rapid machine gun beat blasted out by Eric Larson on the drums, "On The Nod" opens Dixie with a bang! The quick, chugging stutter of Joe Banks' buzz saw guitar cuts through...

Spotinews recomendation
27.08.14

Hey again. Let’s go with a new soul album. It’s been a while I think. Enjoy Cold Specks! (US version here.) Cold Specks – NeuroplasticityFiled under: 2014, Soul

NME review
26.08.14

The self-described 'surf-doom' trio follow their musical forebears down a very dark path