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Under The Radar review
31.07.15

As The Strokes approach their "heritage period," where new material is received with a brief smile and an open gateway to touring, Albert Hammond Jr. finally appears to be making...

Clash review
29.07.15

An ambitious, absorbing triumph...

The Quietus review
28.07.15

Hop in the time machine, manipulate the dials, teleport yourself back to 1985 and tell expectant citizens of the era that some of their young, thrusting, larvae-like independent...

Punk News review
24.07.15

Local H seems to catch the occasional reference on PunkNews, and not a whole lot more. It make sense to a degree. They’re more indebted to grunge and classic rock than straight-up...

Punk News review
23.07.15

The '90s were a strange decade for music, at the onset of the decade you had the death of hair metal, the musical giant of the previous decade. Shortly after that, you had the...

Under The Radar review
23.07.15

How we all love a surprise. Especially when the surprise arrives as the happy continuation of Wilco's remarkable run of albums which now stretches back over 20 years (and even...

Under The Radar review
23.07.15

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is, arguably, more popular outside of its native U.S. The trio is known for capturing the dedication of its European fans live on DVD/CD combos, first...

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...

Under The Radar review
10.07.15

It's been nine years since the last Veruca Salt album and 18 years since the original line-up recorded together.  More

Punk News review
14.07.15

Veruca Salt are back after 18 years! That's a sentence that is in need of an asterisk or two. The band was formed in the early '90s by co-songwriters Louise Post and Nina Gordon...

Clash review
06.07.15

A fusion of France and funk proves a winner...

Under The Radar review
13.07.15

Returning after five years out of the game, Ratatat's Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have a lot of catching up to do. Since the release of their fourth full-length, LP4, electronic...

Punk News review
03.07.15

For me, I’ve always wanted Senses Fail to go into a heavier direction ever since classic heavier songs like “Bite To Break Skin” or “Wolves At The Door.” On their last album...

Punk News review
30.06.15

Love 'em or hate 'em, Anthony Raneri and Bayside have a knack for consistency. Since 2004’s Sirens and Condolences, Bayside have produced a solid, if pretty analogous discography...

Under The Radar review
29.06.15

Everything Everything is a U.K. band that makes the kind of music now championed by slightly younger groups like alt-J and Adult Jazz. Their first two albums, 2010's Man Alive and...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Jade Lilitri's got quite a storied career in a relatively short space of time. From State Lines to osoosooso, it's always been about candid, catchy statements while doing his...

Clash review
18.06.15

Enduring artist inhabits the world of Plath with magical results…

Punk News review
16.06.15

Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been putting in quite a bit of time in the punk scene. They have released two EPs and they have played countless shows throughout Southern California, they...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been putting in quite a bit of time in the punk scene. They have released two EPs and they have played countless shows throughout Southern California, they...

Under The Radar review
15.06.15

Negotiations was painful, a record from the heart and for the heart. The Helio Sequence's last release was borne from a difficult season of necessary introspection for Brandon...

Clash review
12.06.15

Overblown but still entertaining...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

I've only got 150 words/bullets and there are a lot of problems with this album/fish in this barrel. Let's start with that artwork: look at it. Stare at it for 53 minutes.  More

The Quietus review
23.06.15

Well, now, it seems that the multi-million selling combo Muse, the Nirvana-inspired Prog rock band of note, have released a new album entitled Drones. It's a concept album, if you...

Punk News review
12.06.15

"'Green Flowers, Blue Fish' was originally recorded for the Keanu Reeves movie Johnny Mnemonic.” Quoted above is a short sentence from the Wikipedia page for this album, one of...

Punk News review
11.06.15

Like so many punk bands in the mid-'90s, Bad Religion jumped ship from an independent record label, Epitaph Records, to a major label when they signed to Atlantic Records. While...

Punk News review
11.06.15

It’s weird to think about No Doubt as a small band from Orange County, but that’s what they were back in 1995. They had two albums under their belt, but hadn’t hit the big time...

Punk News review
11.06.15

With the release of their 1994 album Bee Thousand, Guided by Voices (GBV) became the darlings of America’s indie rock scene. By 1995 the band had made the jump from regional indie...

Punk News review
11.06.15

Released in 1995 and boosted by the radio domination of single “Friends of P,” Return of the Rentals found Weezer bassist Matt Sharp going in a cooler, synthier direction and...

Punk News review
10.06.15

No Use For A Name was one of the earliest bands to sign to Fat Wreck Chords and one of the bands at the fore front of having that “Fat Wreck sound” during the “Epi-Fat years” that...

Punk News review
10.06.15

In 1995 PJ Harvey released her first proper solo album after breaking the PJ Harvey Trio up the year prior. While women had gained a much stronger foothold in the music scene by...

Punk News review
10.06.15

An admission: I was a ska kid. I wasn’t into the sort of ska that’s at least on the margins of credibility, either. I rocked the third-wave, pop-punk-infused ska of the 90s and...

Punk News review
09.06.15

When Green Day partnered with video game developer Harmonix for 2010's Green Day: Rock Band, there were a few glaring omissions from the set list. Notably, the game was devoid of...

Clash review
08.06.15

A second album with plenty of bite...

Under The Radar review
08.06.15

The Jesus and Mary Chain meets Led Zeppelin meets Beach House. Post-punk feminist Weezer. Best Coast with a personality. When it comes to describing PINS, a vast array of...

Punk News review
07.06.15

On a purely intellectual level, I know I should probably hate Elastica. They stole riffs from Wire, and I love Wire, and therefore I should smite those who do Wire harm. But when...

Clash review
05.06.15

A debut album that still thrills, ten years on...