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Clash review
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Impressive solo effort from Arcade Fire mainstay...

Punk News review
27.02.15

"Smooth Criminal" by Alien Ant Farm is one of the best covers, in any genre. Period. Fuckin' killed. But let's be honest, AAF didn't stand up well to the test of time, as did so...

Under The Radar review
27.02.15

Of Montreal doesn't give a shit about first impressions. Each album (out of a pretty dense discography, no less) is not only impossible to nail down and succinctly summarize, but...

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...

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
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...

Clash review
16.02.15

...a bold and profoundly independent return

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...

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...

The Quietus review
10.02.15

The low growl with which Duke Garwood's voice hums out of the speakers is enough to send even the brightest of souls into a shadowed soul search. It's rare when a voice alone...

Under The Radar review
06.02.15

It may have taken a Rihanna hit to catapult him into the spotlight, but Mikky Ekko now has the platform he deserves. The gifted songwriter, who co-penned and co-starred in Rihanna...

Under The Radar review
05.02.15

With their new album We Are Undone, Two Gallants have found a method that complements the bombastic, torn-up country immediacy that earned the band initial attention, as well as...

Under The Radar review
04.02.15

An Irish drummer, Norwegian bassist, and Brazilian guitarist walk into a British music school. Out come All We Are, both the band and the album.  More

Punk News review
03.02.15

In capturing the spirit of '80s hardcore, authenticity is key. Too many bands that attempt the sound come off as merely aping a bygone style, choosing naked emulation over...

Punk News review
03.02.15

Murder By Death are releasing the latest chapter in their beautiful, unique and haunting tome. Rooted in gothic Americana, storytelling and wanderlust Big Dark Love is a powerful...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

Franco-Finnish duo The Dø approached the recording of their new album Shake Shook Shaken like many modern indie acts do: wanting to streamline their sound, they cut out any...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Canadian (Kingston based) alternative-rock band Headstones have undeniable punk influences, especially evident within their live shows (Hugh Dillon, it would appear, is, in many...

The Quietus review
22.01.15

It is strange to encounter the songs of The House Of Love again. More than 25 years have passed since the band released their first record, and hearing this live album (recorded...

The Quietus review
21.01.15

Naming your band after an obscure Cure quip aimed at then-NME writer and celebrated swellhead Paul Morley, implies not only an arcane knowledge of alternative pop, but perhaps an...

Under The Radar review
19.01.15

To quote Woody Allen, relationships are "...absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs." Belle and Sebastian get it. Their ninth album Girls in Peacetime Want...

The Quietus review
04.02.15

It's a risky business being Belle & Sebastian. In the 90s they blew my tiny little indie-loving brains out; like a few short sentences in a love letter, a brush of lips against a...

The Quietus review
16.01.15

It must be strange to be an artist who once struck fear in the heart of the mainstream with their music and exploits, but whose presence no longer possesses the same seismic clout...

Under The Radar review
16.01.15

Terrible World is the band's first studio LP since 2011's The King Is Dead, and it reveals a band older, wiser, and less reliant on the quirks and gimmicks of earlier releases...

Punk News review
13.01.15

Die Mannequin out of Toronto have only been around since 2005, but everything they have released up to now has had a definitive sound. Perhaps not the greatest of female-fronted...

Under The Radar review
07.01.15

OK Go may always be known for their endlessly brilliant and creative music videos, but taken on its own, their music stands as probably our best approximation of the kind of once...

The Quietus review
19.12.14

On their debut Belly, Snack Family announced themselves with four excellent tracks of squawking saxophones and rumbling, hellish rock. Their second EP, Pokie Eye sees them...

Under The Radar review
17.12.14

For the casual music appreciator, Simple Minds are a one-hit wonder who hit their peak with the ultimate movie ending song for The Breakfast Club with "Don't You Forget About Me...

The Quietus review
15.12.14

Five years after 2009's Landing, Githead's fourth album picks up pretty much where they left off, with no noticeable discontinuity, but with a few new spins on their already...

Under The Radar review
12.12.14

The Smashing Pumpkins' history can be told in two acts. Act one, an unconventional alt-rock band scores international success with a series of guitar-heavy albums for introverts...

The Quietus review
17.12.14

There's a bit in the 1994 movie Trainspotting where Jonny Lee Miller's character expresses his "unifying theory of life" with specific regard to rock stars: "at some point you get...

Clash review
14.12.14

A compact collection, but far from Corgan at his best…