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It’s an interesting feeling when you start a record and after a brief musical introduction, aren't sure if the vocals are going to come in singing or screaming. In the case of Sun...

Under The Radar review
30.01.15

Since going solo, Gaz Coombes, erstwhile frontperson of Britpop's forgotten sons, Supergrass, has not tried to cling to his youth or to recreate his former group's pogo-ready...

The Quietus review
30.01.15

Of all of their contemporaries, Supergrass were always the most instinctive and least contrived of bands. Still in their teens by the time of the release of their debut, I Should...

Punk News review
29.01.15

Sheboygan, WI’s finest pop punk act Jetty Boys have been feeling nostalgic. The group released their impressive full-length, named after their beloved hometown, Sheboygan on vinyl...

The Quietus review
29.01.15

Richard Smith doesn't really like talking about his music. "I'm terrible at this," he tells me by email, when I contact him to try and obtain a bit of insider info on his debut...

Punk News review
29.01.15

Some albums register on a level that stays with you for decades. For a lifetime, in fact. Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation is one of those for me. I've touted it up here...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

Franco-Finnish duo The Dø approached the recording of their new album Shake Shook Shaken like many modern indie acts do: wanting to streamline their sound, they cut out any...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura...

Clash review
29.01.15

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

Punk News review
28.01.15

California’s Mizery, featuring Taylor from Downpresser, offer up a solid debut EP in Survive the Vibe. Released on Lion’s Share Records, the EP showcases a truly crossover metal...

Punk News review
28.01.15

The Tosspints are well known and well respected in the relatively tight-knit Irish punk community, but have yet to break through to a wider audience. Part of the problem could be...

Punk News review
27.01.15

If you were looking for a record to bring the summer to you a bit early, this is it. If you're in the NYC snow and you need something to cheer up with to a bottle of whiskey...

Punk News review
27.01.15

From New Found Glory to Marilyn Manson. From Further Seems Forever to Jack Off Jill. Like Amanda Jones, South Florida is no minor leaguer, especially when it comes to turning out...

Punk News review
27.01.15

Hitting play on Symptoms for the first time could be deceiving to a newcomer -- the sub-two minute opener, “Bandages,” is a cheery little folk pop hit at odds with any kind of...

The Quietus review
27.01.15

What with the upcoming reuniting of Ride, and Slowdive having already taking flight after a prolonged absence, you've really got to wonder whether Russian shoegazers...

The Quietus review
27.01.15

Napalm Death have had the line-up of vocalist/lyricist Mark 'Barney' Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris, and drummer Danny Herrera, in place for more or less a...

Punk News review
27.01.15

It’s difficult to review a new release from Napalm Death in the same way that it’s hard to review a new release from Motorhead, Slayer or AC/DC. While they may try a few new...

Under The Radar review
27.01.15

Young Ejecta (formerly Ejecta) returns with an excellent new six song "mini-album," further exploring many of the ideas from their wildly underrated 2013 full-length debut...

Under The Radar review
26.01.15

Six albums into their career, Pond is still known by most as that other psych-rock band from Australia.  More

The Pier review
26.01.15

Oh Canada, thank you for this album. While many bands have adopted an alternative/hip-hop sound, a la Beastie Boys or Linkin Park, few successfully maintain this multi-genre sound...

The Pier review
26.01.15

In some ways, The Expendables stayed true to their formula on Sand In the Sky, and in other ways, they went soft—again. The band’s mix of rock, reggae, punk, and, most importantly...

Punk News review
26.01.15

The independently released debut album from the Toronto-based The Gentlemen Thieves packs a powerful punch of radio-friendly pop-punk hits sure to please any fan or listener of...

Punk News review
25.01.15

Daggers Down is the debut LP from Chicago skate punks The Ridgelands. This album is pretty much just straightforward skate punk all the way through. The melodies and lyrics are...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Canadian (Kingston based) alternative-rock band Headstones have undeniable punk influences, especially evident within their live shows (Hugh Dillon, it would appear, is, in many...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Anarchist folk punk artist Pat "the Bunny" (also known as Pat Schneeweis) is the leading force of bands such as Ramshackle Glory and Wingnut Dishwashers Union. Now, he has...

Punk News review
24.01.15

I like Legendary Wings because they are populist.Do You See carries on the ideas that are at the core of the first wave of punk bands- that you do not need expertise to make...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Change appears to be the only constant in the world of the Sidekicks. The Ohio group have never shied away from taking risks and as such their artistic evolution has been absolute...

Under The Radar review
24.01.15

The Dodos have always been a pleasantly disarming mix of salty and sweet. Complex rhythmic ideas round out simple but creative melodic lines, which are in turn occasionally...

Punk News review
23.01.15

Signals Midwest's Light on the Lake reminds me of being back in 2001... in a good way. Not one of those, “God, why was I into this?” choices, but more like nostalgia with a...

Punk News review
23.01.15

Cloakroom's haunting dynamic was the main reason I got into their 2013 EP. Infinity was emo without being too emo. Shoegaze without being too shoegaze. Dour, depressing and...

The Quietus review
23.01.15

With the sheer volume of new bands – good, bad and average – that have formed in recent times that are completely beholden to the galloping classicism of the NWOBHM, it's easy at...