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Clash review
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A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Clash review
21.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

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21.04.17

Hey. Here is the spirited debut album by Charly Bliss. Genre: power pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Charly Bliss – GuppyFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
12.04.17

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in...

Clash review
10.04.17

A masterfully crafted musing on one’s life so far…

Spotinews recomendation
12.04.17

Hi again. Seven years after her debut album, singer-songwriter Karen Elson is finally back again. Good stuff. Enjoy! Karen Elson – Double RosesFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a...

Spotinews recomendation
21.04.17

Howdy. Here’s a notable album from last week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The New Pornographers! (US version here) The New Pornographers – Whiteout ConditionsFiled under: 2017, Pop...

The Quietus review
31.03.17

In December, Wire’s Pink Flag – post-punk’s archetypal overture of refined enigma and neurosis – will celebrate its 40th anniversary. An opening gambit that brazenly contorted...

Under The Radar review
05.04.17

It's not that Silver/Lead is a bad record. It's not. But what is interesting about it—the atmospheric sounds and rhythms—are relegated to the background, if there at all, and then...

Spotinews recomendation
31.03.17

Hello. A new release week is here. My top choice is the new album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: I’ll be back later today for one more update...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Expecting the unexpected can work in the favor of bands like Radiohead, U2, and R.E.M. They build up a reputation for trendy experimentalism that is met with enthusiastic...

The Quietus review
14.04.17

About a week ago, shortly after hearing Let The Dancers Inherit The Party for the first few times – and still uncertain about it in my fanboy sort of way – my partner and I sat...

Clash review
29.03.17

A record of two opposing moods...

Clash review
29.03.17

Refined and polished return, but still bass-driven and dancefloor-ready...

Spotinews recomendation
05.04.17

Evening friends. Two update are now coming your way. First: from last week, the latest album by Soulwax. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! Soulwax – From DeeweeFiled under...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

Hey. I also enjoyed the cinematic solo debut by Cameron Avery. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Cameron Avery – Ripe Dreams, Pipe DreamsFiled under: 2017, Pop

The Quietus review
25.03.17

It’s been slightly more than two years since Desperate Journalist’s self-titled debut, and my haven’t they grown. It’s more of the same to be fair, though there’s an assuredness...

Under The Radar review
24.03.17

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998...

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near...

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25.03.17

Hi. The strong new album by Spoon was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Spoon – Hot ThoughtsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Under The Radar review
17.03.17

Minus the Bear reunite with their original label, Suicide Squeeze, to release an album that is as far removed from their original material as the band has yet gone.  More

Under The Radar review
11.03.17

It's been five years since James Mercer and co. debuted new music to The Shins' vast fanbase. On their fifth studio album Heartworms, the (now) six-piece shows them going a long...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

Hey again. The final update of the release week is the new album by The Shins. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! The Shins – HeartwormsFiled under: 2017, Rock

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11.03.17

Hello friends. Check out the new album by singer-songwriter Cindy Lee Berryhill. It was added to Spotify yesterday. Enjoy! (Note: Spotinews 077) Cindy Lee Berryhill – The...

Clash review
03.03.17

An occasionally misty-eyed but very welcome return...

Under The Radar review
04.03.17

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

Under The Radar review
03.03.17

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have always done things on their own terms and The Tourist, the band's first release in three years and fifth overall, is no different.  More

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02.03.17

Hello again. For the final update of the release week I saved something special. Vagabon is Laetitia Tamko and this is her debut album. Genre: art pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Vagabon...

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01.03.17

Hi again. Get your feet moving with the new album by Dude York. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Dude York – SincerelyFiled under: 2017, Rock

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01.03.17

Hey again. This album was not available for me when I checked five days ago, but now it has been added. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The Feelies! (US version here) The Feelies – In...

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20.02.17

Hey again. Let’s continue with the positive energy. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy Mozart’s Sister! Mozart’s Sister – Field of LoveFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Pop

The Quietus review
15.02.17

Produced by Graham Sutton formerly of avant legends Bark Psychosis, Coldharbourstore’s Wilderness has been an astonishing 12 years in its gestation and eventual release. Revolving...

Clash review
08.02.17

Imposing songwriting that conjures a muggy, dank atmosphere...

Clash review
03.02.17

An album of subtle progression from the Seldom Seen Kids...

Spotinews recomendation
05.02.17

Hey. I’m back home. Here is a quick update. Much more to come tomorrow. Enjoy the new album by Elbow! (Genre: alternative rock) (US version here) Elbow – Little FictionsFiled...

Clash review
23.01.17

The musicianship is of the highest, yet understated, order...

Spotinews recomendation
23.01.17

Hey. I really enjoyed the new album by Michael Chapman. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! Michael Chapman – 50Filed under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
22.01.17

Morning. The new album by The Proper Ornaments is another very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: pop. Read some reviews and enjoy! (US version here) The Proper...