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Spotinews recomendation
21.04.14

Hello there. The somber new album by Eels is a brand new addition to the Spotify library. Genre: alternative/rock. Enjoy! (As usual a US version should be added tomorrow.) (One...

Under The Radar review
21.04.14

Eels' Mark Everett has never been known for his optimism. Even in its sunniest moments, his music is always cut with an element of spiraling introversion. So with a title like The...

NME review
21.04.14

Noughties also-rans lack the attitude of their debut on begrudging new record

Punk News review
18.04.14

The spirit of late '80s / early '90s British indie-pop is very much alive and well in the form of San Francisco act Books On Fate, the solo moniker of Adam Dishart, formerly of...

Insound review
15.04.14

Cloud Cult is an experimental chamber rock band formed in the Midwest that has maintained a decade and a half career by remaining completely independent. They've sold more than...

NME review
14.04.14

Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins pays homage to his hard-rock heroes

Clash review
11.04.14

Blur frontman goes solo proper with a memorable debut...

Punk News review
10.04.14

Let's do a show of hands on how many people like unwelcome guests, those people who drop in unannounced and get in the way of what you were trying to do? Hmm, I was right, not...

Insound review
08.04.14

Indie pop icons Architecture In Helsinki will be releasing their new album NOW + 4EVA , we reckon it’s going to be packed of amazing tracks evident of their highly polished sound.

Under The Radar review
15.04.14

Moving from indie oddballs to pop pleasure-seekers should have been easy for Architecture in Helsinki, but the Australian ensemble are hampered by a desire to be taken seriously...

NME review
07.04.14

Birmingham band show no sign of graduating from the toilet circuit with chaotic fourth

Clash review
11.04.14

The Birmingham band is still showing no desire to slow down...

NME review
07.04.14

Kiwi sibling duo team up with Lorde's producer to make similarly sparse synth-pop

NME review
07.04.14

Underrated Derby three-piece prove their worth on third record

Spotinews recomendation
06.04.14

Hi. I just noticed I had forgotten to write about the latest Moto Boy album, so here it is. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Moto Boy – Keep Your Darkness SecretFiled under: 2014, Pop

The Line of Best Fit review
03.04.14

Many years on, Mick Harvey's re-appropriation of the French jazz icon is as vital and relevant as ever, but it's the Parisian's wit that most endures.

The Quietus review
04.04.14

It's mid-90's Berlin and Australian guitarist Mick Harvey - having recently left Crime And The City Solution - suddenly finds he has some time on his hands. Not for long. A...

Punk News review
02.04.14

Michael Cullen is a veteran of the Australian circuit, having cut his teeth on the Sydney music scene in the early '90s with guitar-driven three-piece The Hardheads. When The...

Punk News review
31.03.14

The Used are a polarizing band. Bert McCracken usually finds himself writing about love, drugs and a bunch of things you'd think an adult would be able to sift through a little...

The Line of Best Fit review
28.03.14

Turns out rock stardom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

NME review
31.03.14

The LA band put 'Pumped Up Kicks' behind them on an impressively noir second LP

Punk News review
27.03.14

Invoking the spirit of many genres, ranging from ska to soft jazz to progressive metal, French seven piece Drunksouls show no limits to their creativity. With the release of their...

The Line of Best Fit review
27.03.14

A record referring to the brutal, unforgiving essence of the mountains, delivering messages of loss in its various guises; this is the kind of rock you yell from peaks until you...

NME review
07.04.14

The Southampton rock trip showcase the lessons they learnt while supporting Queens Of The Stone Age and Muse

Insound review
01.04.14

This is the third album from the English rockers.

Clash review
28.03.14

Phenomenal to begin with, but its impact fades...

Clash review
27.03.14

One for the old guard, offering little discernible progression...

NME review
07.04.14

The Leeds band try their best to continue without Nick Hodgson but all is not right on their fifth album

Under The Radar review
01.04.14

A decade of being together, by the time of their fifth album, Education, Education, Education & War, Kaiser Chiefs are on autopilot. What used to be a middle-finger-in-the-air...

The Line of Best Fit review
26.03.14

On their fourth LP, Manchester Orchestra offer 38 minutes of deeper, darker rock, which lacks the light of previous releases.

Punk News review
02.04.14

Manchester Orchestra aren't that big of an enigma music-wise. They usually play off the strengths of Andy Hull's life-dramatics with bits of fiction strewn in here and there. They...

NME review
31.03.14

The Georgia quartet power through fourth album but lack variety

The Line of Best Fit review
31.03.14

The fourth record from Manchester Orchestra is their most direct and instant collection of songs yet, writes our guest reviewer Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil.

Insound review
25.03.14

The name Desert Noises, like many of the band’s songs on their debut full-length 27 Ways , came out of a dream that popped into front-man Kyle Henderson’s head while sleeping...

Insound review
25.03.14

On the heels of their adventures abroad, an invigorated Tom and Jo returned home and began recording their second full length album. Grappling with the pressures and perceived...

Punk News review
24.03.14

What It Is To Burn was one of my high-school records that would rarely leave the player. I distinctly recall Finch, Taproot and Glassjaw being the thing of dreams back then - the...

NME review
24.03.14

The quartet find it hard to shake the "Canadian Strokes" tag on their fourth album

Under The Radar review
02.04.14

Take a time machine back 10 years. Tokyo Police Club's Forcefield would have fit right in. Pop music fiends would stick the lead single, "Hot Tonight," on their mix CDs, right...

NME review
24.03.14

Blokeishness gets a slicker makeover on the Brooklyn band's sixth album

Punk News review
11.04.14

It's the dream of every band to produce a record that's an instant hit and becomes a modern classic. But it's also a curse. The Hold Steady made waves with their sophomore release...

Under The Radar review
25.03.14

NPR once referred to The Hold Steady as "America's bar band." Insofar as bar bands owe a debt to Thin Lizzy, the description was apt, but beyond that, it did a disservice to Craig...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.14

Morning. The new album by The Hold Steady is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Genre: rock. Read this review and enjoy! (US version here.) The Hold Steady – Teeth...

Clash review
24.03.14

This band can pluck magic from just about anywhere...

The Line of Best Fit review
24.03.14

Jocie Adams, ex-Low Anthem, delivers traditional music thrillingly positioned at the nexus of the old and new on her Arc Iris debut.

Clash review
16.04.14

An enchanting solo debut from former The Low Anthem member Jocie Adams...

Insound review
01.04.14

Arc Iris is the orchestral pop project of Jocie Adams, a former core member of The Low Anthem. The singer and multi-instrumentalist formed the collective to present her ambitious...

Spotinews recomendation
31.03.14

Hi. The beautiful debut album by Arc Iris is here. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! Arc Iris – Arc IrisFiled under: 2014, Folk, Pop

Punk News review
21.03.14

In the past couple of years, Australian indie quartet Monks Of Mellonwah have risen from plucky upstarts to polished, swaggering, award-winning international contenders. Then, in...

The Quietus review
21.03.14

To say that Gallon Drunk are enjoying a second wind is like saying we've had a slightly damp winter - a squally understatement that is way off the Beaufort scale. After the...