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Under The Radar review
18.05.17

Compiling a best of collection is a tall task for any band. Doing so for a band with an eclectic and shapeshifting sound that has endured through three decades is nearly...

The Pier review
16.05.17

Watch the World offers a breath of fresh air for Three Legged Fox, as the bulk of the album takes a pivot to more contemporary, chorus-driven tracks, all-the-while experimenting...

Under The Radar review
12.05.17

The odd pairing of Amanda Palmer (performer of street theater, solo artist, and member of The Dresden Dolls) and Edward Ka-Spel (The Legendary Pink Dots) has created an equally...

Clash review
12.05.17

Eschewing trend and conveyer belt production for something individual...

Under The Radar review
11.05.17

Altar has all the makings of a brilliant release. The Gift, an established, yet somewhat obscure, DIY band hooked up with revolutionary producer Brian Eno and renowned engineer...

Clash review
09.05.17

The iron-throated singer perfects his psych-pop approach...

Clash review
05.05.17

A mixed return that ultimately feels like a failure...

The Quietus review
10.05.17

Like it or not, Kasabian are 2017's biggest British rock band. Each of their last four albums to date has gone to number one, while only they, Arctic Monkeys, and the limper-than...

Spotinews recomendation
04.05.17

Hi there. The final update of this release week is the latest album by Thurston Moore. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Thurston Moore – Rock N Roll ConsciousnessFiled under...

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity.  More

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments More

Spotinews recomendation
01.05.17

Hi. The new album by Mew is a delight. Genre: art/indie rock. Enjoy! Mew – VisualsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
27.04.17

Hi. You can always trust singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith to deliver a good album. This one is no exception. Enjoy! (US version here) Ron Sexsmith – The Last RiderFiled under: 2017...

Spotinews recomendation
26.04.17

Hey again. I enjoyed the new album by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. It was added some days back. Enjoy! Sheryl Crow – Be MyselfFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.04.17

A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Clash review
21.04.17

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

Clash review
25.04.17

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

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
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

Spotinews recomendation
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...