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Punk News review
23.02.15

Diamond Dogs is famously one of the Bowie albums that's really for fans, and it's probably his most utterly distinctive work (even Low sounds like other art-rock albums of the...

Under The Radar review
22.02.15

Almost as soon as they emerged on to the Manchester scene back in 2010, Dutch Uncles carved a very defined niche into the British independent music world. More

Punk News review
20.02.15

The term “rap-rock” typically makes any conscious music fan cringe because it makes them remember a time when Limp Bizkit was toping the music charts and constantly being played...

Punk News review
20.02.15

Without a doubt, one of the most tragic and painful losses on a musical level and for many who knew him, was the loss of D. Boon. His friends and fans were robbed of his genius...

Punk News review
20.02.15

Metalcore has never been a genre quick to accept innovations and new ideas with much fanfare. From the genres mid-00's heyday when bands were copping At The Gates riffs like they...

The Quietus review
20.02.15

Samba Touré's last album Albala packed an inspired punch of rebellious fury as turmoil in Mali was at a peak. Two years later, and with ongoing uncertainty in the north African...

The Quietus review
19.02.15

With the release of The Brothel in 2010, Susanne Sundfør enacted a revolution on herself. She started working with Jaga Jazzist's Lars Horntveth and shifted from an existence as a...

The Quietus review
19.02.15

THEESatisfaction exist outside of time. They channel the power of ancient Egyptian queens, summon the grace and style of 60s jazz icons, and speak with the prophetic voice of...

Under The Radar review
19.02.15

Phil Elverum just can't stop recording music and his latest album as Mount Eerie, Sauna, is proof we should be thankful for that. He's been doing indie folk since before it was...

The Quietus review
18.02.15

Of all the releases on Night Slugs, it's A/B Infinity that is arguably the most underrated. Whilst far from perfect, Egyptrixx's 2013 album was ambitious and expansive. David...

Punk News review
17.02.15

Ugh. Running With Scissors is one of the most bland, boring pop albums of the decade so far, nauseating in it's sickly syrupy "vulnerability" and "preciousness". Janet Devlin was...

Punk News review
17.02.15

Atlanta’s Criminal Instinct are a band brimming with fury. Fever, their latest release on Solid Bond Records, is seven songs long and clocks in at ten minutes in total. And it is...

The Quietus review
17.02.15

Over what seems like a very short time span of ten years, Torche has seen their nearly exclusive sound garner an impressive number of fans as well as generally widespread critical...

Punk News review
24.02.15

There are few bands that demand your attention like Torche do. Every single second of every single intro digs deep into you and makes sure you're taking note as to why this band's...

Under The Radar review
24.02.15

Florida-based rock band Torche has always confounded expectations. They usually are lumped in with the metal crowd, despite having many pop- and mainstream rock-influenced...

Under The Radar review
17.02.15

The huge success of indie crossover acts like M83 and Passion Pit naturally led to a wave of moody electronica and synth-pop that has lasted the past few years. More

Clash review
16.02.15

...a bold and profoundly independent return

Under The Radar review
16.02.15

A Place to Bury Strangers' noisy fuzz is its trademark. On the trio's fourth album, Transfixiation, this working noise-rock formula is not much changed. Taking cues from the...

The Quietus review
26.02.15

A Place To Bury Strangers is a band with a reputation. A mythology has started to follow the Brooklyn trio: the custom-built pedals, the dizzyingly loud live show, the obvious...

Punk News review
16.02.15

Considering the news that the legendary, infamous Texas band The 13th Floor Elevators are performing for the first time in 45 years, a review of their debut album seemed about...

Punk News review
16.02.15

Xibalba declares war. They are ripping down all genre restrictions in their way, leading a full-fledged hardcore invasion into the 9th circle of death metal hell. Xibalba...

Punk News review
16.02.15

High-school, 1998. Everyone was dubbed "poser." I distinctly recall fights and cursing over who was better, Smashing Pumpkins or Nine Inch Nails. I couldn't give a shit. I was one...

The Quietus review
13.02.15

By paying close attention to the fragility of ambient detail-work, Jean D.L. accommodates dronish guitarscapes - echoes of Jandek, or Gira-like despair, together with somnolent...

Under The Radar review
13.02.15

You'd be forgiven for thinking Swedish singer/songwriter José González has been taking it easy since he released his delicately constructed, critically acclaimed sophomore album...

Punk News review
13.02.15

This is how you return from a hiatus. A full six years after their last record Midnight In America, September 2013 saw Modern Life Is War blasting back into the punk consciousness...

Punk News review
13.02.15

Does Patrick Kindlon ever sleep? Between a relentless touring schedule, writing music, releasing music, giving interviews, and answering questions on Tumblr, he never seems to...

Punk News review
12.02.15

Blackisted get right back to basics. Embedded in nothing else but the hardcore roots that they grew their sound on, When People Grow, People Go isn't about experimentation or...

Punk News review
12.02.15

It's not easy to describe Retox to someone that isn't familiar with the band's bursts of noise and fury. Formed in 2011 by members of The Locust and Festival of Dead Deer, Retox...

Clash review
12.02.15

Two dub heavyweights collide...

The Quietus review
12.02.15

In the wake of drummer Jon Brookes' tragic and untimely death at the age of 44 from brain cancer, it is of course tempting to read between the lines contained within the grooves...

Under The Radar review
11.02.15

On their second official full-length, which is a notch or two below their fine 2011 self-titled LP, Melbourne chime-and-jangle poppers Twerps attempt to stumble casually into...

Punk News review
11.02.15

It is fairly safe to say that releasing an instrumental surf rock album in the year 2015 is more a labor of love than a means towards acquiring money or notoriety. John Reis...