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Clash review
16.04.14

Every track's a surprise on this intriguing debut LP...

Punk News review
16.04.14

Battle Lines aren't essentially a full-fledged rock act. But while they mix a range of genres together, their musical spine has a sweet indie aesthetic to it with nuggets of post...

TapeFear recommendation
15.04.14

The beautiful soundtrack to one of the most unique films last year, Upstream Color.

Insound review
15.04.14

L.A.'s De Lux are a post-disco dance-punk DIY duo that sound like they could have come out of 1979 or 1982 just as easily as 2013. Founders and multi-instrumentalists Sean Guerin...

NME review
14.04.14

The Swedish pop star doesn't beat around the bush with her bad girl lyrics but her debut EP doesn't live up to the thrills she alludes to

NME review
14.04.14

Former trend-setters return with goth-y electro-rock record

Clash review
10.04.14

Garage rhythms and whispers of jungle meet organs from imagined cathedrals…

The Quietus review
08.04.14

The music of Kemper Norton streaks across the ages like a tipsy beach-comber, enthusiastically and expertly skipping across time's tide and handpicking an array of instruments...

Insound review
08.04.14

The third album from Canadian composer Christopher Bissonnette sees him expanding his palette by narrowing his sound sources to a self built analog synthesizer. Eschewing the...

TapeFear recommendation
16.04.14

Floating synths and the warm hum of machines breathing from Christopher Bissonnette.

Insound review
08.04.14

Boozoo Bajou get better and better. It’s now more than 12 years since the duo of Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth first put out a record, and 16 since their project began - and...

NME review
07.04.14

Kiwi sibling duo team up with Lorde's producer to make similarly sparse synth-pop

The Line of Best Fit review
04.04.14

An album that stares down the barrel at a red dot over your heart. Unfortunately for you, it's got an itchy trigger-finger.

Clash review
11.04.14

Sure to be a hit with the disenfranchised...

Spotinews recomendation
10.04.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes another fine debut album. Genre: electronic/soul. Enjoy SOHN! (Note: I will be on the road again tomorrow. Next update will be on...

NME review
07.04.14

Secretive producer's gently classical, dread-soaked debut

Insound review
02.04.14

Caught A Ghost is a new project from LA Singer songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan, featuring additional vocals from Tessa Thompson and Stephen Edelstein on drums. A modern take...

Insound review
01.04.14

UK pioneers of female Electronica’s return with one of the most eagerly awaited album releases of the year… and they deliver the goods. “Authority” is an addictive powerhouse of...

Clash review
28.03.14

Band’s debut reissued for its 10th anniversary…

Spotinews recomendation
28.03.14

Hey again. This strange, delicate album by Golden Retriever was recently added to Spotify. Genre: experimental/ambient/electronic. Enjoy! Golden Retriever – SeerFiled under: 2014...

NME review
31.03.14

Portland duo make clarinet and synth tunes fit for Guantanamo Bay

Punk News review
28.03.14

With a name like Wild Ones, I would expect some punk to them. Instead of the harder stuff, Wild Ones are a stripped down, dream-pop five-piece that paint shoegaze portraits and...

The Quietus review
27.03.14

From the vantage point of 2014, it's difficult to overemphasize Donato Dozzy's influence on the last five years of ambient techno and ambient music in general, particularly with...

Under The Radar review
26.03.14

Roman Remains is The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss' and Toby Butler's side project. The duo's debut, Zeal, explores the latter's electronic curiosities and the former's introspective...

NME review
24.03.14

Parisian duo rope in TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe for Phoenix and The Strokes-splicing record

The Line of Best Fit review
21.03.14

On a beautiful, bittersweet solo LP, Watt embraces themes of disillusion and personal loss to echo a countrywide solemnity.

Spotinews recomendation
17.04.14

Good morning. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Ben Watt. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Note: US release date is April 29.) Ben Watt – HendraFiled under: 2014...

The Line of Best Fit review
21.03.14

The sound inside a feel good bubble which you won't want to burst.

Spotinews recomendation
26.03.14

Howdy. The groovy new album by Future Islands is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Future Islands – SinglesFiled under: 2014, Electronic...

The Quietus review
25.03.14

You could be forgiven for calling Future Islands overwrought. Hailing from Baltimore, home of the infamous Wham City collective (who subscribe to a strict "more is more...

Clash review
24.03.14

A perfect album for a shift into summer...

NME review
24.03.14

Baltimore trio evoke tragedy and joy with their poignant synthpop

Under The Radar review
22.03.14

Singles is the kind of step forward a psychedelic indie band could take to bring itself into a bigger spotlight. Future Islands deserves that kind of attention, and though it's...

NME review
20.03.14

The Aussie pop star with producers of the moment Ariel Rechtshaid and Pharrell Williams to show she's still got it

Clash review
21.03.14

It's back to the dancefloor for the enduring Aussie...

NME review
18.03.14

Kanye West's protege takes his next step in his own Cinderella story

Insound review
18.03.14

"Conrad Schnitzler is as unpredictable as he is true to himself. If this sounds paradoxical, he reconfirmed the assertion in 1987 with an album which posed many questions and...

Insound review
18.03.14

Between 1981 and 1983 Asmus Tietchens released four albums on the Sky Records label, fusing rhythmic set pieces and off-kilter sounds into gaudy escapades of saccharine...

Insound review
18.03.14

Nachtstücke owed its publication to former Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann, who was asked by the French label Barclay/EGG to produce three albums focusing specifically on...

The Line of Best Fit review
17.03.14

The Brooklyn duo turn in a debut full-length that seems weirdly proud of its derivative nature.