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NME review
yesterday

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

Clash review
yesterday

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
yesterday

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

NME review
11.08.14

Futureheads and Golden Virgins' drummers provide a timewarp to slip into

Under The Radar review
11.07.14

Slow Club have never quite got the credit it deserves. Too fey to be hipster, too awkward to be mainstream, the Sheffield, U.K.-formed/London-based duo of Rebecca Taylor and...

Clash review
04.08.14

Rarely have Slow Club sounded this full, this bold...

NME review
21.07.14

The Sheffield pair add soul, strings and brass for a shot at the big time

Insound review
08.07.14

Life Is Easy builds on the success of Bright Light Bright Light's debut pop album. Enlisting Elton John for a duet, Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis for guitar and vocals, and Iggy...

Alt Press review
07.07.14

NME review
18.07.14

Moz puts his unique spin on beat poets, political revolt and gender stereostypes in an LP full of gorgeous musical flourishes

Under The Radar review
16.07.14

Morrissey is one of those artists now—inarguably not in his peak era, still adored by an (incredibly, near-sycophantically) fervent fanbase, and still cranking out music with some...

Clash review
16.07.14

Perhaps he just led us to expect too much...

The Quietus review
14.07.14

Sorry Dad, I've failed. I'm approaching my 30s and I've just enjoyed another Morrissey record. I know what I said about the book, how I told you that the nasty stuff he said about...

NME review
07.07.14

Elliot Gleave forges into new areas but still overdoes the bland bangers

NME review
07.07.14

Miles Kane collaborator's third album threatens to drag him from the shadows

Spotinews recomendation
07.07.14

Hey. Let’s begin the week with the solid new album by singer-songwriter Eugene McGuinness. Enjoy! (It should, as usual, be added one day later for US listeners.) Eugene McGuinness...

NME review
05.07.14

Ex-Reuben and Hundred Reasons members come together on punchy second LP

The Quietus review
02.07.14

It would be nearly impossible to find a band with a more checkered history than Yes. While they've had inconsistencies over their 46 years of existence, they've never wavered in...

Insound review
01.07.14

Deluxe edition contains five extra tracks! Ed Sheeran is blessed - he seems to know exactly where he is going, and exactly how to get there. Where countless others fail to make an...

Insound review
01.07.14

Ed Sheeran is blessed - he seems to know exactly where he is going, and exactly how to get there. Where countless others fail to make an impression amid today's information...

NME review
23.06.14

Gothic pop chanteuse puts her own take on five artists' songs

Insound review
15.07.14

Anna Calvi is to release a five track EP of covers entitled Strange Weather. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New...

NME review
23.06.14

Mancunians capture regret and gloom on fuzzy, frantic debut

NME review
23.06.14

A catchy but conservative third outing from the New Cross stargazers

TapeFear recommendation
18.06.14

Just, wow... heartbreaking contemporary classical from Keaton Henson.