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Clash review
11.04.14

Blur frontman goes solo proper with a memorable debut...

The Line of Best Fit review
09.04.14

Matthew and the Atlas, one of the first signings to Communion Records, release their slow burner of a debut.

NME review
07.04.14

Birmingham band show no sign of graduating from the toilet circuit with chaotic fourth

Clash review
11.04.14

The Birmingham band is still showing no desire to slow down...

The Line of Best Fit review
04.04.14

An album that stares down the barrel at a red dot over your heart. Unfortunately for you, it's got an itchy trigger-finger.

Clash review
11.04.14

Sure to be a hit with the disenfranchised...

Spotinews recomendation
10.04.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes another fine debut album. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy SOHN! (Note: I will be on the road again tomorrow. Next update will be on...

NME review
07.04.14

Secretive producer's gently classical, dread-soaked debut

The Line of Best Fit review
01.04.14

The Leeds singer-songwriter has produced an ethereal, lofty and thoroughly impressive debut full-length, bringing to mind some of the true greats.

The Line of Best Fit review
27.03.14

A record referring to the brutal, unforgiving essence of the mountains, delivering messages of loss in its various guises; this is the kind of rock you yell from peaks until you...

NME review
07.04.14

The Southampton rock trip showcase the lessons they learnt while supporting Queens Of The Stone Age and Muse

Insound review
01.04.14

This is the third album from the English rockers.

Clash review
28.03.14

Phenomenal to begin with, but its impact fades...

Under The Radar review
26.03.14

Roman Remains is The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss' and Toby Butler's side project. The duo's debut, Zeal, explores the latter's electronic curiosities and the former's introspective...

The Line of Best Fit review
21.03.14

The first solo album from the Doves frontman finds him stretching his wings.

Under The Radar review
22.04.14

Maybe Jimi Goodwin got bored. Best known as frontman of post-Britpop outfit Doves, the Manchester veteran spent much of his career producing expansive guitar sounds that rarely...

NME review
24.03.14

Doves' frontman comes good on his debut solo album

NME review
17.03.14

Group take the minimalist approach on third album

Clash review
14.03.14

Brum types attempt a creative resurgence...

NME review
17.03.14

The Birmingham band make an unnecessary return

Clash review
14.03.14

Patchy but promising stuff from the British newcomer...

Under The Radar review
31.03.14

Hating Dan Croll isn't easy. The English troubadour's music is as inoffensive as it gets—like Grizzly Bear, without the grizzle or the bear. For some, such safety will instantly...

The Line of Best Fit review
20.03.14

Croll's much anticipated debut sadly sounds like one that was left incubating a little too long.

Spotinews recomendation
05.03.14

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the explosive new album by Blood Red Shoes. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Blood Red Shoes – Blood Red ShoesFiled under...

NME review
10.03.14

The duo return to the spit-and-sawdust rock'n'roll of their first two albums

The Line of Best Fit review
28.02.14

It’s a peculiarity of modernity that an artist should have to be deliberate in removing himself from the grid, but it’s a position that suits patten down to the ground.

The Quietus review
21.02.14

Wild Beasts' fourth album begins exactly as you might expect a Wild Beasts album to. There's a waterfall of processed voices, like a crowded bar with the background chatter sung...

Spotinews recomendation
16.03.14

Good morning friends. Let’s end this week with the latest album by Wild Beasts. It was released last month and finally added to Spotify this week. Terrific stuff. Read some very...

Under The Radar review
27.02.14

British art rockers Wild Beasts may hail from the wilds of Cumbria in the far north of England, but their music has always defied their craggy-landscaped origin and ferocious name...

NME review
24.02.14

For album number four, the Kendal band turn to the modern world and find their own unique inspiration and beauty

The Line of Best Fit review
21.02.14

On their fourth record, the Kendal boys take the lyrical and musical gambles of their careers to turn in a modern classic.

The Quietus review
20.02.14

20 reasons why Frankie Goes To Hollywood were completely amazing, and why this compilation is essential to understanding just a fragment of the impact they had.One. As I write...

Insound review
11.02.14

UK R&B and pop wonder Daley!

NME review
10.02.14

London quartet unveil their fuzzadelic miasma of a debut album

NME review
10.02.14

An ever so slightly forgettable third album from the London band

The Line of Best Fit review
07.02.14

An immediacy and fluidity lie deep within the DNA of ‘s Little Red, the follow up to 2011?s On A Mission. Across a clutch of edgy and brilliantly radio-friendly cuts that raise...

Insound review
18.02.14

Little Red is the second studio album by British singer Katy B.

The Quietus review
17.02.14

The first time I set foot in a nightclub I was sixteen. Alongside a selection of my school friends, I spent half an hour queuing along the front of the painted cream front wall of...

NME review
10.02.14

The dubstep superstar takes a sobering trip into London nightlife on her accomplished second album

The Line of Best Fit review
31.01.14

Maximo Park attempt to integrate themselves in to the modern musical landscape with mixed results.

Under The Radar review
11.02.14

With 2012's The National Health, Maxïmo Park reclaimed the mystique of what made their early work so brilliant—the angular guitars, the witty lyrics, the propulsive motorik drive...

NME review
10.02.14

Their fifth album resolutely refuses to tread water - a hard-fought victory

NME review
30.01.14

A record of soulful depths and heady, emotional highs

NME review
30.01.14

The north London band bring a world of influence to their fourth LP

Under The Radar review
28.02.14

Bombay Bicycle Club have called their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow, but it could just as easily have been named Bombay Bicycle Club: Fun With Synthesizers. Never a band to...

Insound review
04.02.14

Follow up to 2011's A Different Kind of Fix.

The Line of Best Fit review
24.01.14

Simon Raymonde and Stephanie Dosen combine on this unerring testament to the power of nature.

Under The Radar review
20.03.14

Few bands have put out albums in the past year that have shimmered quite so much as Lanterns on the Lake's utterly sublime Until the Colours Run. In terms of shimmer it was close...

The Line of Best Fit review
20.01.14

Through all its globe-trotting nuances and outlandish statements of grandeur, this is a striking pop record.

Insound review
14.01.14

Lanterns on the Lake are a five-piece indie rock band from Newcastle-upon-tyne, United Kingdom.

Under The Radar review
22.01.14

Bella Union, the record label on which Lanterns on the Lake's sophomore album Until the Colours Run is released, is run by Simon Raymonde, formerly of dreampop pioneers Cocteau...

Insound review
14.01.14

Deaf Havana formed in 2005 while the members were still in college. After two successful U.K. releases, the band is nwo ready to make an impact across the pond. Old Souls will be...

Clash review
13.01.14

A short but darkly sweet offering...

NME review
15.01.14

Brooding, theatrical elegance with a glitchy twist from the now-veteran singer-songwriter

Insound review
07.01.14

John Newman, 22 years old, from Northern England. He started playing guitar and writing his own songs at just 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself, even making...

Insound review
24.12.13

The most successful and influential progressive rock band in the world, Yes will celebrate its prolific tenure at Atlantic Records with a new boxed set that contains all 12 of the...

The Line of Best Fit review
21.12.13

Though it's brief, this is an EP from a monumental that we should be holding a parade for.

The Line of Best Fit review
23.12.13

Though it's brief, this is an EP from a monumental that we should be holding a parade for.