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Under The Radar review
today

Before listening to Volume 1, first banish all expectations as to what this so-called super-group might sound like. Trying to figure out what a band featuring members of Midlake...

Under The Radar review
today

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments More

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hi again. The final update of this release week is the epic new album by GAS. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! GAS – NarkopopFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Electronic

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yesterday

Hi. You can always trust singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith to deliver a good album. This one is no exception. Enjoy! (US version here) Ron Sexsmith – The Last RiderFiled under: 2017...

The Quietus review
yesterday

There is something about London’s bruised cultists Part Chimp that has always harboured both jaw-shattering awe and tightrope-teetering ridiculousness. The unapologetic, from-the...

Spotinews recomendation
26.04.17

Hey again. I enjoyed the new album by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. It was added some days back. Enjoy! Sheryl Crow – Be MyselfFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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26.04.17

Hey. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Relationship. Genre: rock. Enjoy! The Relationship – Clara ObscuraFiled under: 2017, Rock

The Quietus review
25.04.17

In his infamous book, The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker paints the whole of human civilisation as a defence mechanism against the awareness and acceptance of mortality. Looking...

The Quietus review
25.04.17

When you become a father certain things become apparent: you’re not young any more; night clubs are now things that happen largely to other people; and a significant percentage of...

Clash review
25.04.17

“Hut one, hut two, hut three, hut! El Michels Affair, live and uncut!”

Clash review
25.04.17

A gripping, edge-of-your-seat experience... on accordion!

Clash review
24.04.17

A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Under The Radar review
24.04.17

Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an...

Clash review
24.04.17

A seismic work that dares to tackle the biggest themes of all...

Spotinews recomendation
24.04.17

Evening. A promised here is another update. Genre: folk rock. Read this review and enjoy Woods! Woods – Love Is LoveFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

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23.04.17

Hey there. Just one update today. Enjoy the fine new album by folk singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley! Angaleena Presley – WrangledFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

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22.04.17

Hey again. From yesterday, the splendid new album by Justin Walter. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Justin Walter – Unseen ForcesFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Electronic

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22.04.17

Hi. There are two updates coming up. First we have the new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham. Enjoy! Charlie Worsham – Beginning of ThingsFiled under: 2017...

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2...

Clash review
21.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Clash review
25.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Spotinews recomendation
21.04.17

Hey. Here is the spirited debut album by Charly Bliss. Genre: power pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Charly Bliss – GuppyFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached...

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25.04.17

Hi. The new album by veteran singer-songwriter Ray Davis was a pleasant surprise. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll be back tonight with another update.) Ray Davies – AmericanaFiled under: 2017...

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20.04.17

Hey. It feels appropriate to end a quiet release week with a quiet new album. And it’s her first album in eight years. Enjoy singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson! Leslie Mendelson...

Under The Radar review
20.04.17

Craig Finn has a way of making the connection from ordinary moments to extraordinary meanings. When we first met him in Lifter Puller and then in The Hold Steady his more-is-more...

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19.04.17

Hi. The new album by Finnish doom metal band Altar of Betelgeuze was very recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Altar of Betelgeuze – Among the RuinsFiled under: 2017, Metal

Clash review
19.04.17

A detached and sterile return that simply fails as an engaging spectacle...

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17.04.17

Hello there. Actress is Darren J. Cunningham. His slick new album was added to Spotify three days ago. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Actress – AZDFiled under: 2017, Electronic

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16.04.17

Hello. Here’s another quick update. From Friday: the new album by singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. Enjoy! Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the WatersFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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15.04.17

Howdy. This rich new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Lillie Mae was just added to Spotify. Enjoy! Lillie Mae – Forever and Then SomeFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer...

Under The Radar review
15.04.17

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica...

Clash review
21.04.17

Teetering on the edge of commercial viability, whilst preserving their unconventional charm...