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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...

Clash review
27.10.14

An album of consistent quality and effortless personality…

Spotinews recomendation
26.10.14

Morning. Recorded in 2006, but not released until this week, the new album by The Coral is a good one. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! The Coral – The Curse of LoveFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Morning. Recorded in 2006, but not released until this week, the new album by The Coral is a good one. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! The Coral – The Curse of LoveFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
23.10.14

Saint Saviour's 2011 release Union was a slept-on gem filled with comedowns, heel stomping pop and the considerable songwriting talents of Becky Jones. In the past, she's been...

Clash review
10.11.14

Songs bloom and shift with a timid beauty and sparseness...

Punk News review
22.10.14

I was at a pop punk show the other night in Cambridge and it occurred to me how important three British bands were to the birth of American pop punk: The Buzzcocks, The Clash, and...

Under The Radar review
17.10.14

Describing Kindness's debut album was no easy task. Was it hip-hop? Was it R&B? Was it dance? Nobody really quite knew. But World, You Need a Change of Mind was such an intriguing...

Clash review
15.10.14

A familiar mesh of earnest words and slow builds…

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hi. Here is the new album by singer-songwriter Ben Howard. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Version for BE, CH and FR here.) (I’m not sure when this will be added for US listeners...

Spotinews recomendation
20.10.14

Hi. Here is the new album by singer-songwriter Ben Howard. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Version for BE, CH and FR here.) (I’m not sure when this will be added for US listeners...

Clash review
10.10.14

Sweet, intimate and tender, ‘Trick’ is a tempting treat…

Under The Radar review
13.10.14

The Boxer, 2010's solo debut from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, had all the hallmarks of a one-off, stop-gap release. With Okereke's full-time band becoming increasingly electronic...

Clash review
09.10.14

Tracks that will shine in front of large festival crowds…

Under The Radar review
07.10.14

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's first solo outing, 2010's Familial, contained none of the ruthless musical invention and exploration that had been paying his bills for the...

Clash review
24.10.14

Tepid, drab, uninspired balladry…

Under The Radar review
06.10.14

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

NME review
03.12.14

Trademark licks and provocative lyrics combine as former Smiths man finds his niche on second solo album

NME review
06.10.14

Trademark licks and provocative lyrics combine as former Smiths man finds his niche on second solo album

NME review
29.09.14

After five years away, the Wimbledon singer is sucked into London's murky underworld on his enthralling third album

NME review
03.12.14

After five years away, the Wimbledon singer is sucked into London's murky underworld on his enthralling third album

Clash review
29.09.14

A profound and purgative experience…

NME review
18.09.14

The electronic trio get playful and expansive on the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut

Under The Radar review
19.09.14

Alt-J's 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave, is one of the great modern indie success stories. The now-trademark unconventional and accessible songs took both the independent and the...

Under The Radar review
16.09.14

"Everything old is new again," as the saying goes. This applies as much to '90s Britpop groups as it does to anything else. Pulp reunited, Suede released a comeback record (which...

Clash review
16.09.14

Packs a visceral punch and white-heat vibrancy...

Punk News review
15.09.14

I bought this for cheap on vinyl about six months ago and have been listening to it pretty consistently since, being that The Jam is fantastic - Paul Weller is one of the great...

Clash review
15.09.14

Filled with choruses made for stadium sing-alongs...

NME review
29.09.14

A dated and ham-fisted debut from the Llandudno quartet

NME review
10.09.14

A questionable diversion into funk and ska makes The Kooks of the past almost unrecognisable on their fourth album

Insound review
09.09.14

Ian Matthews' 1978 breakthrough solo release, reissued and expanded!

NME review
01.09.14

Leeds noisecore foursome compromise their wildness on a streamlined third album

Clash review
22.09.14

Still balls out, but they’ve got a plan this time…

Spotinews recomendation
28.08.14

Good morning. The catchy new album by Dry the River is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Dry the River – Alarms in the HeartFiled under...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Good morning. The catchy new album by Dry the River is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Dry the River – Alarms in the HeartFiled under...

NME review
26.08.14

The self-described 'surf-doom' trio follow their musical forebears down a very dark path

Insound review
26.08.14

Milk for Your Motors is the new album by Berlin-based Brit Gemma Ray, the follow-up to her lavish, critically acclaimed Island Fire .

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
29.08.14

Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Insound review
25.08.14

Fenech-Soler are brothers Ben and Ross Duffy, Dan Fenech-Soler and Andrew Lindsay. At Glastonbury 2011 Fenech-Soler were at the height of their tremendously successful debut. The...

NME review
18.08.14

The Mancunian arena-fillers' follow-up to their best album won't win over the naysayers

Under The Radar review
13.08.14

Let's get this out of the way right at the beginning; Adult Jazz sound like the prodigy child of Dirty Projectors and alt-J. But that's not enough. Their album, Gist Is, is a...

The Quietus review
14.08.14

It feels like Gist Is came out of nowhere, fully formed. Full of wonder and joy – it's both texturally ravishing and textually fascinating: songs, in other words, that tackle big...

NME review
11.08.14

Former Fightstar man finds a happy position on second solo record