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Clash review
27.03.15

Impressive second album from the Night Slugs producer...

The Quietus review
26.03.15

Struggling artists looking for a break can take comfort in knowing that today it's not just hard work and dedication that can get you heard. You might need a little patience...

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...

The Quietus review
18.03.15

Make a cursory search on the Internet for John T. Gast (presumably not his real name) and it won't be long before the words Hype Williams pop up. Gast worked as a co-producer with...

Under The Radar review
16.03.15

Almost a year ago, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis, Jr.) released "To the Top," a sonically massive, emotionally direct ballad that foretold a new direction for his in-progress...

The Quietus review
11.03.15

There are many records that have been praised for being ahead of their time. But what of those that arrive too late? In the world of dance music, many producers would rather...

Under The Radar review
11.03.15

Purity Ring's debut was one of 2012's most lauded releases. A sublime future-pop gem, Shrines combined astral beats, ethereal electro, and deceptively dark lyrics; surviving the...

Clash review
13.03.15

Confounding electronica breaks down barriers...

Clash review
02.03.15

A disposable, trap-influenced effort...

Clash review
27.02.15

A potential Mercury winner...

Punk News review
26.02.15

The year 1977 proved to be a landmark for punk rock, before the year was out classic albums such as Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, Leave Home, Damned Damned...

Under The Radar review
23.02.15

Dan Deacon doesn't do things by halves. The Baltimore-based electro producer has spent a career throwing himself into grey-matter clattering sonic spectrums that sound like they...

The Quietus review
25.02.15

Dan Deacon has found the comforts of life after death. Perhaps touring with Arcade Fire and making his Carnegie Hall debut was a jolt. Maybe the classical compositions of 2012's...

Punk News review
23.02.15

Concepts have written and self-released a new five-song EP. They are based in Houston, Texas and have apparently undergone a series of lineup changes, halting what they intend to...

The Quietus review
18.02.15

Of all the releases on Night Slugs, it's A/B Infinity that is arguably the most underrated. Whilst far from perfect, Egyptrixx's 2013 album was ambitious and expansive. David...

Under The Radar review
17.02.15

The huge success of indie crossover acts like M83 and Passion Pit naturally led to a wave of moody electronica and synth-pop that has lasted the past few years. More

Under The Radar review
06.02.15

It may have taken a Rihanna hit to catapult him into the spotlight, but Mikky Ekko now has the platform he deserves. The gifted songwriter, who co-penned and co-starred in Rihanna...

Under The Radar review
04.02.15

John Carpenter's image has long been that of a highly individualistic master craftsman with a throwback sensibility. In addition to directing, he's often written his own scripts...

The Quietus review
09.02.15

John Carpenter presents a curious anomaly. Primarily known for contributing to the re-energisation of the horror film that took place during the 1970s and early 1980s, it could...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura...

Clash review
29.01.15

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

The Quietus review
21.01.15

Naming your band after an obscure Cure quip aimed at then-NME writer and celebrated swellhead Paul Morley, implies not only an arcane knowledge of alternative pop, but perhaps an...

TapeFear recommendation
13.01.15

A spectacular melodic IDM EP from Ochre.

Spotinews recomendation
09.01.15

Howdy folks. I’m finally back. The first update of 2015 is a debut album from late last year. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Brogan Bentley! (And here is a new playlist, Spotinews 071...

Clash review
07.01.15

A substantial and surprising disco collection…

TapeFear recommendation
29.12.14

Bleak glitchy ambient drone. Lovely stuff from Yair Elazar Glotman.

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More

The Quietus review
17.12.14

While Prologue is undeniably an influential label, when their artist roster is examined in greater detail it becomes clear that they are more responsible for coalescing a certain...

Under The Radar review
15.12.14

We should all be pretty happy that Hot 100 success has done very little to change Charli XCX. After teaming up with hip-hop lightning rod Iggy Azalea for the semi-song-of-the...

Spotinews recomendation
15.12.14

Hello friends. It’s been a while since I last wrote about a soundtrack, but since Gone Girl is my number one movie of the year (at this point) I thought a post for the soundtrack...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.14

Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014? lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s...