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Clash review
09.11.16

Diverse and imaginative...

The Pier review
09.11.16

Once a Sublime tribute band always a Sublime tribute band, right? Not so fast.Audiodub does a great job of avoiding repetitive up-skank rhythms and instead focusing on...

The Pier review
09.11.16

Stick Figure absolutely has a unique sound that has been developing through their tours and releases for quite some time. With Set in Stone, Stick figure has produced and released...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

"More or less everything these days can be traced back to a one-bedroom flat in Godalming", Baron Mordant intones mysteriously at the outset of 'Britain's Got Talon', the opening...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Electronic music as some sort of disembodied harbinger of an alien future has almost always required an imaginative leap -- it’s as human as anything else, after all. It just...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The duo of AJ Cookson and Matthew Rozeik have been steadily firing out recordings since 2009, consistently wobbling between different shades of synth-driven darkness reflected in...

The Pier review
09.11.16

I doubt Rebelution ever felt they had anything to prove on Falling into Place, but I was looking for a quick rebound from the overall lackluster performance on their last album...

Clash review
09.11.16

Puffy and pals look back in time...

Clash review
09.11.16

Mysterious producer continues to push the envelope...

Clash review
09.11.16

The man of Voodoo returns for a galactic quest/mess...

The Pier review
09.11.16

With a new lineup and sound, the Seedless of old is a distant memory. Now with Matthew Liufau at the helm, The Orange Album sounds like the work of a completely different band. So...

Clash review
03.11.15

An ambitious piece of heterogeneous soul...

The Quietus review
20.10.15

Somewhat surprisingly, Nothing is Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman's solo debut as Kode9, but that's only because his first two releases were joint efforts in tandem with vocalist and...

Clash review
02.11.15

Intriguing but somewhat incomplete...

The Pier review
29.09.15

Every Iration album to date has sounded different than the last, and Hotting Up is no exception. While Time Bomb had a simple poppy likeability and Automatic featured more...

The Pier review
27.07.15

The first song, “The Get Down,” is a good indication of all the musical elements the band has got to offer. The intro is diverse, with scratches, saxophone action, and a guitar...

The Pier review
20.07.15

There are 2 things I am certain of, 1…there is no way to write this review without pissing some people off and 2, fans seem to be split down the middle on what to expect from...

Punk News review
24.07.15

In the 1987 cult classic Stepfather, a young woman has to come to terms with the man her mother married after her father's death. Since this is a cult classic we're talking about...

The Pier review
14.07.15

Giant Panda returns to their americana and country roots on Bright Days. The album is an impressive sequel to 2012’s Country, with influences that range from The Band, Grateful...

The Pier review
29.06.15

I have been a big fan of the Expanders since the first time I saw them play. After buying a CD I quickly saw they were amongst a small group of bands that translate from the stage...

Clash review
27.05.15

Impressive new statement from the bass collective...

Under The Radar review
22.07.15

The musical snob in all of us really wants to reject Diplo's third Major Lazer album, Peace Is the Mission, as obvious, party fodder that panders to the lowest common denominator...

The Quietus review
24.03.15

The balance between artistic integrity and commercial success has always been a fine one to tread in the pressurised world of underground music, now more so than ever as the...

Clash review
09.04.15

Experienced producer in a - dare we say - back to basics approach...

The Pier review
02.02.15

New Kingston’s third album, Kingston City, released on Easy Star Records, is a mix of roots, dancehall, R&B and hip hop influences. Kingston City presents itself as a very well...

The Pier review
26.01.15

In some ways, The Expendables stayed true to their formula on Sand In the Sky, and in other ways, they went soft—again. The band’s mix of rock, reggae, punk, and, most importantly...

Clash review
20.11.14

A second album that widens the producer’s sonic spectrum…

The Pier review
03.11.14

Groundation is hard to nail down. So many influences can be heard in this album and although this is as Roots as it gets, Groundation brings a strong Jazz backbone to their music...

The Pier review
03.11.14

As soon as you click play, you realize that you are listening to a talented group of musicians who know what they’re doing. The horn riffs are catchy and exciting to listen to. In...

The Pier review
06.10.14

The first song on the album, “Black Out,” catches the listener’s attention by having a mix of the classic reggae offbeat guitar riff during the verse followed by a well crafted...

Spotinews recomendation
26.08.14

Hi again. The intense and critically acclaimed new album by The Bug is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! The Bug – Angels & DevilsFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hi again. The intense and critically acclaimed new album by The Bug is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! The Bug – Angels & DevilsFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Under The Radar review
01.09.14

Kevin Martin finally follows up 2008's apocalyptic London Zoo with more thumping end-times fare. More

The Quietus review
29.08.14

Each crisis bleeds messily into the next, and from our mass-mediated distance the effect is enough to scramble the senses. In an era of live rolling news feeds, minute-by-minute...

The Pier review
20.08.14

Rebelution’s new album, Count Me In, is a good sequel to the band’s previous effort, Peace of Mind. The band does not really deviate from their signature style of groovy bass...