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Under The Radar review
13.05.15

Experimental music of the sort Tyondai Braxton makes is hugely interpretive: what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. More

Under The Radar review
12.05.15

As one half of the Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power has spent the best part of a decade challenging our expectations of modern electronica. More

The Quietus review
yesterday

It doesn't feel appropriate to describe Benjamin John Power's music as "noise". As either one half of Fuck Buttons, or in his solo guise as Blanck Mass, there is simply far too...

TapeFear recommendation
20.05.15

An assault on the senses. Fantastic stuff from Blanck Mass.

Punk News review
12.05.15

Albany, NY’s After The Fall are one of the most tight-knit and prolific acts melding melodic hardcore and skate-punk together currently. They feel like a genuine mash-up of two...

Punk News review
12.05.15

In 2011, Bill Davis of Dash Rip Rock challenged punk legend Jello Biafra to fly down to New Orleans for Jazz Fest and perform a set of New Orleans classics. Jello accepted the...

Punk News review
12.05.15

I remember when Warped Tour CDs were something I couldn't wait to get my hands on. The Early November was one of those bands that contributed to this. "Something That Produces...

Punk News review
12.05.15

With so many bands, finding a unique sound as a band is growing increasingly difficult. I mean, what hasn’t been done before? Fire In The Radio, a band name I am still figuring...

Punk News review
11.05.15

The Mudmen, from Ontario, Canada, formed in 1998 and have released seven albums since. Defending the Kingdom, released in 2003, was the final album featuring the band’s original...

Punk News review
11.05.15

If ever there was a band stained with the signature of '90s grunge, it's Superheaven. After their name change from Daylight, I figured working with Will Yip (who also produced...

Under The Radar review
11.05.15

Especially for longtime fans of his, it is hard to ever meet the music of Kristian Matsson, aka The Tallest Man on Earth, with any displeasure. More

Clash review
11.05.15

Unpredictably diverse talent discovers dazzling warmth through collaboration…

Clash review
11.05.15

An infectious journey through reggae, dub and dancehall...

Under The Radar review
08.05.15

Saturday Looks Good to Me frontman Fred Thomas' keen eye for the crux of the human condition is sharper than ever throughout his solo outing All Are Saved. More

Under The Radar review
08.05.15

Discussing Blur a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posited that they were always the most progressive of the big Britpop bands.  More

Clash review
08.05.15

Multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster shit...

Clash review
08.05.15

From liminal gems to dark-dwelling seduction...

Punk News review
08.05.15

Crushed Beaks are a London, UK-based three piece that produce an admirably distinctive take on the current wave of reverb-heavy and poppy indie rock that’s seemingly everywhere...

Punk News review
07.05.15

Isaac is in some ways a breed of their own. Their sound is ambiguous, yet it's easy to pinpoint their influences at the same time. The band’s debut, Burner is a dark but upbeat...

Under The Radar review
07.05.15

Expectations are high for Other Lives' new album, given the company kept by the band after releasing the acclaimed Tamer Animals (2011).  More

Punk News review
07.05.15

As of II, Metz have been added to my "anger" playlist. This includes Refused, Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi, Ceremony and At The Drive-In. You can sense the pattern, right? It's all...

The Quietus review
07.05.15

In the last year or so it has been thrilling to watch the growth of Stockholm's underground experimental electronics, which arrived fairly out of nowhere with the appearance of...

Punk News review
06.05.15

What happens when you take the best of the ‘90s Epi-Fat era sound and mix it together with Misfits-esque horror punk? I’ll tell you what happens, you get Los Angeles’s Murderland...

The Quietus review
06.05.15

Alongside the authorised canon of popular music's influences, there runs in parallel to the Beatles/Stones/Dylan/whatever orthodoxy, a secret history of bands who might not have...

Under The Radar review
05.05.15

Mikal Cronin's stated ambition for his third full-length? "Go big." More

Punk News review
05.05.15

Life in 2015 is in many ways a study in contradictions. We're told that we're living in a post-racial society in which all are treated as equals and the problems of the past are...

Punk News review
05.05.15

Coliseum certainly wears its '80s post-punk influence on its 2010s punk rock sleeve. Are they sludge punk? Maybe alternative metal? Their chunky sound has developed so much over...

Punk News review
05.05.15

If you're an indie-rock fan who hasn't heard Get Disowned then you're probably living in a rocky labyrinth more intricate than Bin Laden's. Or Crete's Minotaur. Hop Along became...

The Quietus review
05.05.15

Where IX Tab's earlier Spindle And The Bregnut Tree was lusciously and admirably in thrall to the heroically named Saxon Roach's observance of all things Coilish and tentacular...

The Quietus review
05.05.15

In 2013, whilst still at university, singer/songwriter Mackenzie Scott self-released a remarkably accomplished debut album under the musical moniker of Torres. It heralded the...

Under The Radar review
08.05.15

When singer/songwriter and Macon, GA native Mackenzie Scott released her debut self-titled album under the moniker TORRES a day before her 23rd birthday in early 2013, reactions...

Clash review
05.05.15

Covering beautifully familiar ground...

Under The Radar review
04.05.15

Following the 2013 release of Cabinet of Curiosities, Dutch singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner was pegged as an heir to pocket symphonists of the...