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Insound review
15.04.14

Executive produced by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits. Chuck E. Weiss grew up in Denver and so impressed blues legends Lightnin' Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a teenager that they took...

Insound review
15.04.14

Bobby Bare, Jr. could've phoned in a career. He could've exploited the fact that he's the son of iconic Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare, was born into Nashville's Music Row...

Insound review
15.04.14

Ben Roy is one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. Ben and his Grawlix comedy troupe created and starred in “Those Who Can’t,” a pilot for Amazon Studios. Ben’s...

Insound review
15.04.14

Born and bred from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana enter into the game, 21-year-old August Alsina. With the love and hustle of the Crescent City running through his veins...

The Quietus review
14.04.14

Snappy title, eh? Why have the Skull Defekts, Sweden's premier avant guitar manglers, taken Donald Rumsfeld's famously cryptic observations on the nature of reality as a starting...

NME review
14.04.14

Praised by Nirvana and influenced by the Ramones, the trio take a break from family life to record their twentieth album

NME review
14.04.14

Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins pays homage to his hard-rock heroes

NME review
14.04.14

Belgium troupe tackle indie-Brit melodies with aplomb

NME review
14.04.14

The two trios take charge of half a side each on this collaborative LP

NME review
14.04.14

The Swedish pop star doesn't beat around the bush with her bad girl lyrics but her debut EP doesn't live up to the thrills she alludes to

NME review
14.04.14

Former trend-setters return with goth-y electro-rock record

Clash review
14.04.14

The sound of a band that has fallen in love with making music again...

Punk News review
14.04.14

Just about every review and article dealing with Minnesota's Banner Pilot always mentions how their sound never changes. How they write and record the same couple of tunes over...

Insound review
15.04.14

By now Banner Pilot have cemented themselves as a pillar of the ever-swelling Midwest punk scene and continue to reinforce that claim with each subsequent release. 2011’s Heart...

Spotinews recomendation
14.04.14

Morning. The first update of the week is the new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Enjoy! Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper SkyFiled under: 2014, Folk, Singer...

Punk News review
14.04.14

It's 2014 and the once rampant ska scene has since experienced a great lull in regards to new talent. The former giants still trudge along, ever so slowly, but they can only go on...

The Line of Best Fit review
13.04.14

Working For A Nuclear Free City’s Phil Kay arrives with a solo turn that explores the house-tinged, ecstasy laden cracks of one school of electronic music while not ignoring the...

Spotinews recomendation
13.04.14

Howdy. This new live album by Screaming Females was a very positive surprise. Genre: rock. Enjoy! Screaming Females – Live at The HideoutFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
12.04.14

Hey. This new album by Denney and The Jets was recently added to the Spotify library. Genre: rock. Enjoy! Denney and The Jets – Mexican CokeFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
11.04.14

Two albums deep with pop outfit Chairlift, Caroline Polachek has become one of pop's go-to girls for upping a song's seductive power. (See her work with Washed Out, Delorean, and...

Clash review
11.04.14

Blur frontman goes solo proper with a memorable debut...

Punk News review
11.04.14

Sometimes what can make a band so much greater is the story behind it all. Gumshen, the progressive electronic pop-rock band out of Seattle, draws much deeper roots than your...

The Line of Best Fit review
10.04.14

This eponymous album represents a rebirth: fairies and their phoenix from the smoke.

The Quietus review
15.04.14

Over the course of three albums and numerous singles, Smoke Fairies have created a haunting fusion of delta blues, English folk and medieval plainsong, a unique sound world that...

Punk News review
10.04.14

Let's do a show of hands on how many people like unwelcome guests, those people who drop in unannounced and get in the way of what you were trying to do? Hmm, I was right, not...

Punk News review
10.04.14

If you're looking for something fast, something that's blistering punk or something to break windows to, then Save Yourself, Start Again isn't the record for you. If you're...

The Line of Best Fit review
10.04.14

An aggressive, bluesy debut from Glasgow's newest exports.

NME review
14.04.14

The furious Glaswegians fuse rockabilly, goth, blues and garage on their dark debut

Clash review
10.04.14

Post-rock perfection from before the pigeonhole even existed...

Clash review
10.04.14

Garage rhythms and whispers of jungle meet organs from imagined cathedrals…

The Line of Best Fit review
10.04.14

Two Wings are great dramatists and even better listeners, constantly showing off their relationship with their vinyl collections and their radio dials.

The Quietus review
10.04.14

Driving through Ottawa, the Canadian capital from which six-piece collective The Souljazz Orchestra hail, you may be struck by, well, nothing. It's a famously boring city. Replete...