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Punk News review
yesterday

Trust Fall’s debut LP Secret Keeper opens up with a sound that is doomier than any of their other works. The album leans more towards the style of their split with Thanks than...

The Quietus review
yesterday

On their debut Belly, Snack Family announced themselves with four excellent tracks of squawking saxophones and rumbling, hellish rock. Their second EP, Pokie Eye sees them...

Punk News review
18.12.14

Last year’s Surgical Steel was a very much welcome return to form for British death metal pioneers Carcass. Thankfully, the recent rarities EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel...

The Quietus review
18.12.14

Like Italian ice cream, Guatemalan coffee and heroin from Afghanistan, there's just seems to be something so authentic and alluring about sunshine pop made in Southern California...

Spotinews recomendation
18.12.14

Hi. The final album update of the year is the latest one by Beach Beach. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Note: Tomorrow you will get part 1 of my Albums of 2014 list.) Beach Beach – The...

Clash review
17.12.14

Fresh, unmistakable, damn near flawless...

Under The Radar review
17.12.14

For the casual music appreciator, Simple Minds are a one-hit wonder who hit their peak with the ultimate movie ending song for The Breakfast Club with "Don't You Forget About Me...

Punk News review
17.12.14

There is one word that captures the essence of The Spades' Learnin’ The Hard Way: mean, just plain mean. In terms of how it sounds, The Spades crank out big, technical, fast...

Punk News review
17.12.14

Millionaires is the second LP from Continental, the band built around the father-son team of Rick and Stephen Barton. Rick Barton is best known as the founding guitarist of the...

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

The Quietus review
17.12.14

As soon as that discordant note jars during the opening bars of 'Mission' you know the score.  And you know the scordatura. The drop D chord is for doom, the stock in trade of The...

The Quietus review
17.12.14

While Prologue is undeniably an influential label, when their artist roster is examined in greater detail it becomes clear that they are more responsible for coalescing a certain...

Punk News review
16.12.14

For fans of Leatherface and Hüsker Dü, this is made for you. Fellow reviewer Rich got me into Stay Clean Jolene's 7-inch in 2012, and it's the last line in his review that stuck...

Spotinews recomendation
16.12.14

Howdy folks. The impressive solo debut by alt-country singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley arrived to Spotify earlier this fall. Read this review and enjoy! Angaleena Presley...

The Quietus review
15.12.14

Five years after 2009's Landing, Githead's fourth album picks up pretty much where they left off, with no noticeable discontinuity, but with a few new spins on their already...

Under The Radar review
15.12.14

We should all be pretty happy that Hot 100 success has done very little to change Charli XCX. After teaming up with hip-hop lightning rod Iggy Azalea for the semi-song-of-the...

Spotinews recomendation
15.12.14

Hello friends. It’s been a while since I last wrote about a soundtrack, but since Gone Girl is my number one movie of the year (at this point) I thought a post for the soundtrack...

The Pier review
15.12.14

American-made reggae often carries the stereotype of being influenced by two things, Sublime and the marijuana leaf, and in the case of this album, it seems like that stereotype...

Spotinews recomendation
13.12.14

Hi. From last month: the intense new album by Primordial. Genre: black/pagan metal. Enjoy! (Version for AT, CH and DE here.) Primordial – Where Greater Men Have FallenFiled under...

Punk News review
12.12.14

All Mod Cons is the kind of great punk (hell, rock n' roll) album made by guys who have developed enough as players and as songwriters to make something confident and powerful. At...

The Quietus review
12.12.14

It feels weird writing this about a record that has Keiji Haino on it, but it sounds like all involved in making The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already...

Under The Radar review
12.12.14

The Smashing Pumpkins' history can be told in two acts. Act one, an unconventional alt-rock band scores international success with a series of guitar-heavy albums for introverts...

The Quietus review
17.12.14

There's a bit in the 1994 movie Trainspotting where Jonny Lee Miller's character expresses his "unifying theory of life" with specific regard to rock stars: "at some point you get...

Clash review
14.12.14

A compact collection, but far from Corgan at his best…

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.14

Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014? lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s...

The Quietus review
11.12.14

This is a great rock & roll record. Ian Button may be "haunted by the insects in his dark imaginings", as he intones on opener 'The Ghost Of Something Small', but outside that...

The Quietus review
11.12.14

And so the Ghost Box project continues. The fourth album from label stalwarts The Advisory Circle (aka Jon Brooks) comes lovingly packaged in a sleeve depicting various dead...

Spotinews recomendation
11.12.14

Hello. This relaxing new album by Frank & Tony is a fairly recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Frank & Tony – You Go GirlFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
10.12.14

Hey. From last week: the charming new covers album by She & Him. Genre: pop. Enjoy! She & Him – ClassicsFiled under: 2014, Pop

The Quietus review
10.12.14

Forever never seems that long until you're grown, and after 21 years the Wu-Tang's claim to immortality is under heavy questioning. It's been a full seven years since their last...

Under The Radar review
10.12.14

Pixies' Doolittle has officially reached the quarter-century mark, meaning the record is old enough to rent a car, get wasted on its own post-punk nihilism, and drive that car...

Punk News review
10.12.14

Berri Txarrak (“bad news” in Euskara) is a three-piece rock band from Basque Country, Spain. They're rather big in their country, and they've been playing since 1994. To celebrate...