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Under The Radar review
29.07.15

Prinzhorn Dance School's albums never sound as labored as you'd think. Clay Class, the duo's previous release, found Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn spending 260 consecutive days in the...

Clash review
29.07.15

An ambitious, absorbing triumph...

Clash review
27.07.15

Perfectly expresses 21st century Britain...

Under The Radar review
14.07.15

On first hearing The Darkness' fourth album, this reviewer had to check that Justin Hawkins was still a part of the band. More

Punk News review
09.07.15

Being born in the mid-'80s, I came of age listening to a lot of third wave ska bands like Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Later in life, I would...

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...

Under The Radar review
24.06.15

It is easy to think that Paul Weller gets a harsh deal from music critics. After all, he's one of British music's touchstones; from his revolutionary and genuinely original work...

Clash review
12.06.15

Savvy, intelligent music...

Clash review
10.06.15

Electro-classical soundscapes to incite reverie…

The Quietus review
22.05.15

Post-rock has stagnated a bit. I blame bands' pandering to expectations and genre definitions. Remember Disco Inferno and Dirty Three? They didn't really look at what the rest of...

Clash review
22.05.15

Soulful versatility with the tunes to match...

The Quietus review
21.05.15

If the release of their second album was not deliberately scheduled for the week after the general election, then the Pre New must at least have relished its timing. Not because...

Under The Radar review
14.05.15

Sometimes, different is good. Other times, it's bad. In the case of Wilder Mind, Mumford & Sons' latest album, different is drastic. The band took a very public hiatus in late...

Under The Radar review
08.05.15

Discussing Blur a couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posited that they were always the most progressive of the big Britpop bands.  More

Under The Radar review
30.04.15

Hard to believe it's already been three years since London-based psych band Django Django released their self-titled debut. Their eclectic mixture of sun-drenched sonic bursts...

Clash review
15.05.15

Evolving on their own terms...

Punk News review
21.04.15

I’ve always had a little obsession with London. A few years back, the obsession grew enough to convince me to study abroad in the city, digging myself deeper into student loan...

Punk News review
14.04.15

There was quite a buzz around the UK's Gallows before the release of their debut album, 2006's Orchestra Of Wolves. Fortunately, that LP delivered in the face of all the hype. It...

Clash review
03.04.15

Third album doesn't answer the burning questions...

Clash review
23.03.15

A mature yet melodic return...

Punk News review
09.04.15

The Cribs have always been one of most tonally interesting Brit bands of recent times. From the hands-on influence of Johnny Marr (ex-Modest Mouse) to the Morrisey style of...

Punk News review
13.03.15

The Tuts are an all-female three-piece band hailing from West London. Their second EP, time to move on, combines new material with a live rendition of their most popular song...

Under The Radar review
10.03.15

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially...

Under The Radar review
09.03.15

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially...

Under The Radar review
26.02.15

"Uptown Funk," the first single off of Mark Ronson's new album Uptown Special, is a funk and Motown track, slickly bedazzled with the coolness of Bruno Mars's attitude and style...

The Quietus review
12.02.15

In the wake of drummer Jon Brookes' tragic and untimely death at the age of 44 from brain cancer, it is of course tempting to read between the lines contained within the grooves...

Under The Radar review
19.05.15

The Charlatans tend to come back strongly in the face of tragedy. The death of original keyboard player, Rob Collins, brought the group's immensely popular (in the U.K. anyway...

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

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

The lofty reputations of two masterful preceding concept albums—1968's The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and 1969's Arthur—have long overshadowed Muswell...

Punk News review
12.12.14

All Mod Cons is the kind of great punk (hell, rock n' roll) album made by guys who have developed enough as players and as songwriters to make something confident and powerful. At...

Clash review
14.11.14

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

The Quietus review
12.11.14

If Half Man Half Biscuit did not exist, it would be imperative to invent them. Since their formation nearly 30 years ago, their presence has been a necessity. In essence the...