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Under The Radar review
02.12.15

Ellie Goulding's third studio album, Delirium, is by far her most pop facing, and it's surprisingly compelling. The first track, "Intro (Delirium)," primes listeners for an...

Under The Radar review
24.11.15

Two years since Until the Colours Run debuted, U.K.-based quartet Lanterns on the Lake returns with their third full-length album. Much like its predecessor, Beings opens with...

Clash review
09.11.15

After a wrong turn… a transcendent return

Under The Radar review
02.11.15

The concept of certain members of The Libertines actually existing within this mortal sphere in 2015 was a colossal source of doubt for some time back in the mid-'00s, let alone...

Under The Radar review
10.10.15

While it still may not rank with Editors' finest work, In Dream is the sound of a band finally moving on and discovering new ground rather than dwelling on past concerns, and the...

Clash review
01.10.15

A group who deserve wider attention...

Clash review
24.08.15

A mixed return from the indie Scots...

Clash review
24.08.15

A dark, impressive new offering...

Under The Radar review
28.08.15

It's pretty much a given by now that Foals are the leading arena-rock band of the indie-rock era. With 2008's Antidotes, they started out as a niche interest—a precise and...

Under The Radar review
18.08.15

The collaboration of White Fence's psychedelic erraticism and Cate Le Bon's nursery-rhyme charm isn't one that initially springs to mind as a natural pairing, yet the prospect is...

Clash review
17.08.15

Mercury nominee's star continues to rise...

Punk News review
11.08.15

Frank Turner sure has come a long way. The former Million Dead singer stepped away from hardcore a decade ago in favor of his acoustic guitar and singing rather than screaming...

Clash review
08.09.15

Perhaps the English songwriter's defining record...

Punk News review
10.08.15

To try to do something like describe Bird in terms of the different shades of influence, subtle changes that may have occured subsequent to Bangers' collective listening activity...

The Quietus review
04.08.15

It's fair to say that Field Music aren't just in it for the money. As well as producing a stream of brilliant leftfield pop for over a decade now, they've also consistently...

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...

The Quietus review
24.08.15

Sleaford Mods are currently enjoying a long-awaited moment of keen public interest. With a triumphant Glastonbury appearance and a sold-out tour of delapidated small towns behind...

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