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Spotinews recomendation
13.05.17

Hi again. I agree with the critics, the new album by singer-songwriter Paul Weller is one of the best of the year so far. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Paul Weller – A Kind...

Clash review
03.02.17

An album of subtle progression from the Seldom Seen Kids...

Spotinews recomendation
05.02.17

Hey. I’m back home. Here is a quick update. Much more to come tomorrow. Enjoy the new album by Elbow! (Genre: alternative rock) (US version here) Elbow – Little FictionsFiled...

Clash review
24.11.16

Unfocused, inconsistent and underwhelming...

Under The Radar review
23.11.16

On their sixth album, Stay Together, Kaiser Chiefs follow in their frontman Ricky Wilson's footsteps with their own makeover. They emerge as an arena-ready '80s pop band along the...

Clash review
09.11.16

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

Clash review
09.11.16

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

Clash review
09.11.16

Eleven not out as the veteran indie rockers cherry pick some pop licks...

Clash review
09.11.16

Scottish indie rockers still reigning...

Clash review
09.11.16

Faded Britpop figurehead serves up more of the same…

Clash review
02.09.16

Former Casanova ratchets up the novelty and serves up many songs of love...

Under The Radar review
11.12.15

Coldplay's seventh album A Head Full of Dreams is insufferably bland at best and downright offensive at worst. Over the course of 11 tracks, Chris Martin and company repeatedly...

Clash review
11.12.15

Polite noises, sadly without bite...

Clash review
01.10.15

Mercurial double act deploys deluxe take on a Nineties curio...

Clash review
14.09.15

Welsh group's return will delight fans...

Clash review
10.09.15

Comfortingly shimmering eighth outing from Sheffield songwriter of note…

Under The Radar review
27.10.15

Richard Hawley has always felt of another time. His first few records traded on this timelessness, using deceptively simple melodies and little adornment to put the true star, his...

Under The Radar review
26.08.15

The Lost Worker Bee EP comes across as the sound of Elbow taking stock of their improbable (though highly deserved) ascent from U.K. indie also-rans to stadium-headlining...

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...

Punk News review
07.06.15

On a purely intellectual level, I know I should probably hate Elastica. They stole riffs from Wire, and I love Wire, and therefore I should smite those who do Wire harm. But when...

Clash review
22.05.15

Soulful versatility with the tunes to match...

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

Punk News review
13.04.15

In August 1994, while much of the music world was still reeling from the loss of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers would release The Holy Bible the...

The Quietus review
12.02.15

In the wake of drummer Jon Brookes' tragic and untimely death at the age of 44 from brain cancer, it is of course tempting to read between the lines contained within the grooves...

Under The Radar review
19.05.15

The Charlatans tend to come back strongly in the face of tragedy. The death of original keyboard player, Rob Collins, brought the group's immensely popular (in the U.K. anyway...

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...

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
06.10.14

The baggy outsiders first album in 20 years fails to move on from the early '90s

Under The Radar review
16.12.14

From the trendsetting groups that came out of the Madchester baggy scene, Inspiral Carpets were the least troublesome, which could be construed as the least hip. This, along with...

NME review
03.12.14

The baggy outsiders first album in 20 years fails to move on from the early '90s

The Quietus review
14.10.14

Having formally reissued their 1987 demo tape Dung 4 earlier in the year, the Inspiral Carpets, on their new self-titled album, almost seem to have found a sequel to that release...

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...

NME review
10.09.14

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

NME review
07.07.14

On their 12th studio album, the Manics prove they are still the enemies of greed, conformity and corruption

Under The Radar review
21.08.14

With their twelfth album and one of their best in years, Manic Street Preachers display a stylistic freedom that one might call reinvention if it didn't still sound just like the...

Clash review
09.06.14

On which Weller is redefined as a deeply modern artist...

NME review
27.05.14

Haines ode to the Big Apple has impressive bite