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Under The Radar review
11.05.17

Amelia Murray is exactly what bedroom pop has been crying out for. Too often, records of this ilk-centered around fleeting shoegaze guitar lines and hushed musings on seclusion...

Under The Radar review
05.05.17

After their breakup following 1995's Pygmalion, Slowdive reunited after almost 20 years in 2014. Following a slate of well-received live shows comes this, their first full-length...

Spotinews recomendation
10.04.17

Hey. Just one update today, but it’s a good one. Enjoy the dynamic debut album by Tashaki Miyaki! (Genre: dream pop) Tashaki Miyaki – The DreamFiled under: 2017, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
04.04.17

Hey there. From three days ago comes the new album by Lydia Ainsworth. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Lydia Ainsworth – Darling of the AfterglowFiled under: 2017...

Spotinews recomendation
29.03.17

Hello again. I have time for another update today so here is the new album by Trementina. Genre: dream pop. Enjoy! Trementina – 810Filed under: 2017, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

Hello there. Jay Som is a project by singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. Her new album arrived some days back and I like it. Enjoy! (US version here) Jay Som – Everybody WorksFiled...

Spotinews recomendation
10.02.17

Hey. The first update of the new release week gives us more sensual electronic/pop from Teen Daze. Enjoy! (US version here and one for UK listeners here) Teen Daze – Themes for...

Under The Radar review
10.02.17

Jamison Isaak (Teen Daze) is anxious in his latest release, Themes For Dying Earth. He's worried about his own life as much as he's distressed by the deterioration of our planet...

Clash review
05.12.16

A beautiful, intelligent debut album...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The best thing about some fictive characters is they never age. They remain frozen in aspect, cocooned in the womb of an imagination, even as the mind shows mortal signs of...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite enthralling album...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

A band seemingly purpose-built for sad lovers and melancholics everywhere, Breathless have remained something of a well-kept secret since their first release in 1984, despite...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

This is a very good pop record. Opening track "Ablaze" sets the tone with euphoric synths and 'ah's, getting you moving right from the start. Nitpicking, but this extended intro...

Clash review
09.11.16

Russian shoegaze group with impressive second offering...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

We promise you, this is not a Beach House record. And Sam Sarty, despite her vocals, is not a pseudonym of Victoria Legrand. No, really. More

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. If you like dreamy synthpop, this is the album you've been waiting for. Even Postiljonen's breakup songs give sensual shrugs of commanding confidence...

Clash review
09.11.16

A magnificent, exploratory new album...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

There is dream pop and then there is Starwalker. As you would expect from a band with that name—as you would expect from a collaboration between Bang Gang's Barði Jóhannsson  and...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

After a three decade long career featuring stints as the original singing voice of Jem in the '80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms followed by Belltower; Ultrababyfat; the recently...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Julianna Barwick has occupied a unique space in music since her breakthrough, 2011's The Magic Place. She makes music that isn't quite electronic, because it's too organic; isn't...

Clash review
09.11.16

Stark, monochrome debut filled with promise...

Clash review
09.11.16

A brave, moving, and empathetic offering...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The early story on the Kaplan sisters, Piper and Skylar, focused primarily on their youth with occasional mention of their spacious synth pop. As teenage siblings, Puro Instinct...

Spotinews recomendation
06.11.16

Howdy folks. The latest album by Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions was added two days back. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (Genre: folk/rock) Hope Sandoval & the Warm...

Clash review
19.09.16

An album rather lacking in any kind of forward movement...

The Quietus review
07.12.15

Like learning how to smile again. Like remembering summer in an ice age. It can be tricky to remember how to listen anymore, how to play music for pleasure without feeling played...

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
11.11.15

25th anniversary re-issue...

Clash review
10.11.15

Claire Boucher's most ambitious and consistent work...

The Quietus review
12.11.15

We are witnessing a transition. The dissonant, synthetic strings and trilling soprano that lace opening track 'Laughing And Not Being Normal' feel like a remnant, a dark brooding...

Under The Radar review
11.11.15

Art Angels, Grimes' long awaited follow up to 2011's Visions, was already a story months before its release. A rumor first claimed that Grimes—aka Claire Boucher—scrapped the...

Under The Radar review
02.11.15

Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez)'s music is empowering in every sense of the word; sure, it's easy to get swept away by the chilling vocals or mercurial house beats that trace...

Under The Radar review
19.10.15

When Baltimore dream-pop duo Beach House announced the existence of a new album less than two months after the release of this year's excellent Depression Cherry, it was a...

Clash review
22.10.15

Dreams with bite...