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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...

BBC review
17.08.14

Authoritatively compiled 60-track collection of RnB classics.

The Pier review
05.08.14

From the opening of Space Echo Beach Scene I was immediately captivated by the distinct song-writing and playing style of this Canadian Quintet. Giraffe Aftermath can play & they...

Insound review
14.07.14

Inspired by their favorite classic Jamaican Dub and Lovers Rock albums, Extra Classic have worked to create a "Showcase" style LP for the second Extra Classic release. In the...

The Quietus review
03.07.14

Tradition insists that great art emerges from adversity. "Perhaps it's good for one to suffer," wrote Aldous Huxley in 1923's Antic Hay. "Can an artist do anything if he's happy...

The Pier review
13.06.14

In their latest release, Representing, Tribal Seeds establishes a heavy roots sound paired with production values that drum up old tones from the studio one days. Album was...

NME review
02.06.14

DIY label collates its first year's output

NME review
19.05.14

The pioneering dance label's compilation focuses on the bangers

NME review
12.05.14

Dub-inspired Cook grows up to create a sound that is truly her own

Punk News review
01.04.14

It's that time again. Another fearless moment in the world of pop-punk. Time to hold no punches. Time to unleash the fury. That banter aside, it's a given that these Punk Goes...

AudioCred review
26.02.14

Diplo and Switch’s dancehall project, Major Lazer, delighted me with Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, and they’ve continued to surprise me ever since. Their latest EP...

The Quietus review
12.02.14

Lee "Scratch" Perry is widely recognised as being one of the most significant musical innovators of his time, a force majeure in terms of influence and scope. There seems hardly...

Afro Monk review
29.01.14

Dub FX has been on my radar since day one… I remember seeing ridiculous videos of him absolutely killing it busking back in the day. He (deservedly) became a worldwide phenomenon...

XLR8R review
04.11.13

Brian Durr (a.k.a. BD1982, a moniker that combines his initials and year of birth) is a producer, label co-owner, touring DJ, and a man familiar with foreign environments. The...

XLR8R review
29.10.13

The recent transition of Croydon dubstep pioneer Skream (a.k.a. Oliver Jones) towards disco and house has been greeted with a fair bit of consternation in some circles. It's not...

Insound review
24.09.13

10 Ft. Ganja Plant is back with a followup to last year's critically acclaimed instrumental album. Skycatcjer sees 'The Plant' doing what they do best...infusing that old school...

NME review
29.08.13

Be warned – this sword will leave an indelible mark

The Quietus review
30.08.13

Three years ago, Matthew Barnes emerged from The Wirral with an almost album-length EP, Dagger Paths. It immediately caught the attention of the music press with its strange...