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Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2...

Clash review
21.04.17

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

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached...

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
10.04.17

Buzz has long been building around London four-piece The Big Moon, and their debut demonstrates it wasn't misplaced enthusiasm. The album starts already revved up, the all-female...

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
13.03.17

A thrilling second album from a band who demand to be taken seriously...

Clash review
24.02.17

Welcome return for undervalued combo...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

It's been a minute since Los Campesinos! have put out any new music. The last time we got a sampling of new Los Campesinos! tunes was when the band decided to release a Christmas...

Clash review
29.01.17

A sparkling debut imbued with undeniable innovation...

Spotinews recomendation
15.01.17

Hello. The most notable album release of the year so far is the new album by The xx. Genre: pop. Enjoy! The xx – I See YouFiled under: 2017, Pop

Clash review
12.01.17

Pop music that’s both bang on target and way too wise for the chart...

Under The Radar review
23.12.16

On The Dream Synopsis EP, The Last Shadow Puppets deliver a quartet of diverse cover tunes that sidestep their stylistic orchestral rock, framed by a couple of reworked tracks...

Spotinews recomendation
03.12.16

Hey there. The new album by singer-songwriter Peter Doherty is a keeper. Enjoy! Peter Doherty – Hamburg DemonstrationsFiled under: 2016, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
06.01.17

Despite seeming wholly dysfunctional, Pete Doherty releases a lot of music, either with his group Babyshambles, or with his original iconic group, The Libertines. Hamburg...

Clash review
13.12.16

Libertine alone provides much to cherish...

Clash review
02.12.16

Legends revisit blues roots for impromptu passion project

Spotinews recomendation
02.12.16

Howdy. As we are quickly approaching the end of the year, there will be fewer and fewer notable new releases. Here’s a major exception though: the groovy new album by The Rolling...

Clash review
24.11.16

Unfocused, inconsistent and underwhelming...

Under The Radar review
22.11.16

Making a shimmery pop album seems like the natural progression for Two Door Cinema Club, a band that's apparently been chomping at the bit to go full nu-disco for the last three...

Spotinews recomendation
15.11.16

Hi. Are you in the mood for some high level psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Wolf People and enjoy! Wolf People – RuinsFiled under: 2016, Rock

Clash review
09.11.16

New ground resolutely unbroken, with safety in 11 numbers

Clash review
09.11.16

Let's just see where they go from here...

Clash review
09.11.16

Moments of hope amongst some dirges to test the faith...

Clash review
09.11.16

A confident debut, but one in need of experimentation...

Clash review
09.11.16

A promising debut, if slightly unfulfilling...

Clash review
09.11.16

Consistently fascinating and wholly unique...

Clash review
09.11.16

A return to roots, a call to arms...

Clash review
09.11.16

An evolution of the Wirral five piece’s psychedelic indie sound...

Clash review
09.11.16

Weighty and substantial asymmetric pop songs...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Look, let's not beat around the bush here: this is shit. I know it's shit, you know it's shit. I've reviewed some shit albums in the past and I've said some pretty mean, albeit...