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Clash review
15.10.14

A familiar mesh of earnest words and slow builds…

Spotinews recomendation
20.10.14

Hi. Here is the new album by singer-songwriter Ben Howard. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Version for BE, CH and FR here.) (I’m not sure when this will be added for US listeners...

Spotinews recomendation
15.10.14

Hey there. The excellent second solo album by singer-songwriter Kevin Morby was added to Spotify this week. Enjoy! Kevin Morby – Still LifeFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Punk News review
14.10.14

We Were Promised Jetpacks have always been hard hitters. They've always found a way to be unique and it's not only in their sound, but it's how they go about doing their own thing...

Punk News review
14.10.14

Cassie Ramone's first proper solo LP has been a long time coming. Rumors of a solo LP began just after the first Vivian Girls LP and a track here or there were leaked into the...

Under The Radar review
14.10.14

Nashville 1995 captures Steve Earle at the tail end of his transition period from more traditional country guitarist to folk singer and roots rocker. More

Punk News review
14.10.14

For close to 30 years, Sick Of It All have been the definitive name in hardcore. Although they have never been a band to reinvent the wheel in a vein similar to the likes of...

The Quietus review
14.10.14

Ides Of Gemini have begun to carve a niche. To date, the trio, comprised of music journalist Jason Bennett on guitars, his partner and former Black Math Horseman frontwoman Sera...

Spotinews recomendation
14.10.14

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the solid new album by The Primitives. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Note: Last track appears to be damaged. Sorry about that.) The Primitives...

TapeFear recommendation
13.10.14

New EP from someone who in my eyes does very little wrong, Peter Broderick.

Spotinews recomendation
13.10.14

Hi. I’m not sure when this new release was added, but I’m certain it’s a very good album. Enjoy folk singer-songwriter Maggie Björklund! (A US version should be added tomorrow...

The Pier review
13.10.14

How the hell are you supposed to review a remake of Purple Rain? In most reviews, you have to weigh heavily on the quality of the original material & song writing, which are large...

Spotinews recomendation
12.10.14

Morning. The new album by folk singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan was added to Spotify earlier this week. Read some reviews and enjoy! Vashti Bunyan – HeartleapFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
20.10.14

Vashti Bunyan's voice, equal parts fragile and beautiful, might well function as a metaphor for her two-part career. First, the fragile: after being discovered at a young age by...

Under The Radar review
10.10.14

In an interview just before the release of their official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen's lead singer Sam France said, "On our...

Clash review
10.10.14

Sweet, intimate and tender, ‘Trick’ is a tempting treat…

Under The Radar review
13.10.14

The Boxer, 2010's solo debut from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, had all the hallmarks of a one-off, stop-gap release. With Okereke's full-time band becoming increasingly electronic...

NME review
10.10.14

The husband-and-wife duo return with a cleaner, funkier sound

Clash review
13.10.14

Less ayahuasca haze, more intergalactic kitsch…

XLR8R review
09.10.14

Chicago's Jamal Moss, who operates as Hieroglyphic Being and under a host of other aliases, has lately enjoyed a peak in popularity. For years, Moss worked in relative obscurity...

Under The Radar review
09.10.14

While Brooklyn duo Dinosaur Feathers claim acts as diverse as Harry Nilsson and Drake as influences, on second album Control this supposed manifold of era-defining sounds is...

Punk News review
09.10.14

Moose Blood definitely verge on the poppier side of the emo genre -- or what people would call "emo-revival." Or maybe what some strange people would call "weiner rock" or "fake...

Alt Press review
17.10.14

Punk News review
09.10.14

Manilow: unpretentious, unapologetic, raucous post-punk that has drawn comparisons to artists as diverse as Wire, Sonic Youth, Television and Bauhaus. This London three-piece may...

Clash review
09.10.14

Tracks that will shine in front of large festival crowds…

Clash review
09.10.14

Has one of hip-hop’s ultimate superheroes finally met his match?

The Quietus review
09.10.14

EP #2040 by Strange UEP#2040 is just about one of the most astonishing things I've heard all year. Ever since I first got it I've needed it three times a day. To get me off the...

Alt Press review
08.10.14

Punk News review
yesterday

With so many bands changing, evolving and doing everything they can stay relevant, the familiar sound in New Found Glory’s Resurrection is refreshing. The band holds steadfast to...

XLR8R review
08.10.14

Formerly operating under the name Al Tourettes, London-based artist Alec Storey began creating music as Second Storey in 2013 with his Margosa Heights EP. The four-track release...

NME review
08.10.14

The Danish nihilists obliterate their past on brutal third album

Clash review
15.10.14

Woefully lacking in coherency, and fails as its makers’ next evolution…

Alt Press review
14.10.14

Spotinews recomendation
09.10.14

Hey. The intense new album by Iceage was recently added to Spotify. Genre: alternative rock/post-punk. Enjoy! Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of LoveFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
08.10.14

Connections are growing into a distinctive sound, away from the classic-era Guided By Voices vibe they cultivated early on. More

Punk News review
08.10.14

San Francisco-based singer/guitarist Kevin Tecon's played in a host of post-punk and shoegaze bands, but the one with the most obvious correlation to his current project was Veil...