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Clash review
22.07.15

A beautifully constructed debut...

The Quietus review
yesterday

Chris Duncan is a Scottish composer with an apparent ability to pick up any instrument he chooses. However, rather than using his composing skills to construct Craig Armstrong rip...

Punk News review
22.07.15

Worthwhile first caught my eye with "Unlovable (Lost Son)". What made them more interesting is how they shifted from a fast-paced melodic-punk sound into a more melodic hardcore...

Punk News review
22.07.15

This is stating the obvious, but Vancouver is a decent distance away from London, England. Obvious point number 2: 1978 is a far cry from 2015. Yet, Bishops Green do their best to...

Punk News review
22.07.15

The Ruins of Ambition is an album from last year that somehow snuck under my radar. It's a bit surprising, considering that it's from a Midwest band, and that the album came out...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Greg Kurstin, one half of The Bird and the Bee, has been blessed with the Midas touch for pop music; every singer the producer/songwriter...

Punk News review
21.07.15

On their debut album, Machines and Animals, Kerchief takes alternative rock back to the mid-'90s. This is to say, their sound is truly reminiscent of an era when bands weren’t so...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

No Joy's shoegaze album, More Faithful-the group's third-is a soothing listen, perfect for a summer drive or a relaxing, lazy afternoon. More

The Pier review
20.07.15

There are 2 things I am certain of, 1…there is no way to write this review without pissing some people off and 2, fans seem to be split down the middle on what to expect from...

Punk News review
24.07.15

In the 1987 cult classic Stepfather, a young woman has to come to terms with the man her mother married after her father's death. Since this is a cult classic we're talking about...

Under The Radar review
20.07.15

In early April 2015, long-time friends Sam Beam (aka Iron & Wine) and Ben Bridwell (of Band of Horses) announced a collaborative album.  More

Punk News review
19.07.15

Walleater are Tiny Engines' first signing outside the US and a pretty good one at that. I / II is a combination of their release from last year as well as four new tracks - all...

Under The Radar review
17.07.15

Twenty years strong, eight albums deep, and five years' anticipation, the hope is that The Chemical Brothers' latest, Born in the Echoes, will introduce some subtlety and song...

Clash review
20.07.15

The duo's strongest release in a decade...

Punk News review
17.07.15

Sweden's one man project Shy Mirrors takes a Guided By Voices approach to garage rock and power pop. Dodging the Column's 28 minutes offers 18 songs with loose structures and...

Punk News review
17.07.15

Chad Gilbert is in love with Hayley Williams. I know that because he tells me so. Although That New Sound You’re Looking For is about all kinds of girls that have influenced him...

Punk News review
17.07.15

When Make Do And Mend dropped news about their new record, it blindsided a lot of fans. There weren't teasers or any noise of them being the studio. I know a lot of fans had...

Punk News review
17.07.15

When I first listened to Bear Trade, my immediate thought was “this is like Title Fight”. Not the current shoegazey, moody Title Fight, but the early Title Fight of The Last Thing...

Punk News review
16.07.15

Brooklyn's Aye Nako make it obvious upfront that they put just as much weight into personal politics as they do the heady influence of Daydream Nation. The difference between...

Punk News review
16.07.15

Some albums really kick in on the second listen and this is one of them. War Waves sings often-melancholy pop-punk for mid-summer nights and mid-twenties regrets. One thinks of...

The Quietus review
16.07.15

Towards the end of his life, Conrad Schnitzler opened up his sound archives to contemporary German musicians and producers for them to plunder and reformat, thereto mixing...

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Roanoke, Virginia trio Eternal Summers are fond of the descriptor "dream-punk."  More

Clash review
16.07.15

A nigh on perfect release...

The Quietus review
27.07.15

In another world, it was this way all along. Bands who loved the 60s understood that the reason to love the 60s is not simply the music, but what animated the people who made the...

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Currents opens with "Let It Happen," which instantly launches itself into the Tame Impala pantheon. Well, maybe not instantly—it takes close to eight minutes.  More

The Quietus review
15.07.15

'Peaking Duck' is the perfect introduction to Californian rock monsters Carlton Melton's fifth album, Out To Sea, for a number of reasons. The plodding drone, the vast cosmic...

Punk News review
15.07.15

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota Class of 86 put out their second release Future On Fire on Paper+Plastick in 2014. Class of 86 describes themselves as a “melodic punk/thrash...

Punk News review
15.07.15

Romp are one of those bands that tell great stories to the soundtrack of indie/pop/alternative rock. Most of Madison Klarer's lyrics hint at personal experiences and are seemingly...

Punk News review
15.07.15

A spontaneous collaboration on a Monday morning is just what the doctor ordered. More so if it's from Cloud Nothings' frontman, Dylan Baldi, and Wavves frontman, Nathan Williams...

Punk News review
14.07.15

If you're reading this, you're either bored or latching too much onto the past, like me. Or maybe you're here to give everything a fair chance? Either way, by the end of this...

Clash review
14.07.15

Glasgow's vastly influential wyrd folk troupe return...

Under The Radar review
14.07.15

On first hearing The Darkness' fourth album, this reviewer had to check that Justin Hawkins was still a part of the band. More

Clash review
14.07.15

A gorgeous LP of numerous highlights...

Clash review
14.07.15

Former 'next big thing' breaks free...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

The Madonna comps were familiar for Little Boots straight out of the gate. On Working Girl, the third LP from the dance-pop songstress, she's leaning into the comparison more than...

The Pier review
14.07.15

Giant Panda returns to their americana and country roots on Bright Days. The album is an impressive sequel to 2012’s Country, with influences that range from The Band, Grateful...