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Under The Radar review
24.04.15

Braids have always felt like the right band at the wrong time. Their first two records-Flourish // Perish and Native Speaker-are remarkable melanges of twitching experimental pop...

The Quietus review
22.04.15

Given Mike Greene, aka Fort Romeau's previous home was Not Not Fun's dance-focused 100% Silk imprint, it comes as little surprise that there's something of the hauntological about...

Under The Radar review
17.04.15

It's easy to forget that Passion Pit's first two records of critically acclaimed ebullient, stadium-ready synth pop, 2009's Manners and 2012's Gossamer, harbored lyrics that...

Under The Radar review
16.04.15

The opening of Makes a King, the third album from The Very Best, sounds like the cries from The Lion King. More

Clash review
16.04.15

Russian producer delivers sonic travelogue...

The Quietus review
15.04.15

Berlin's love affair with electronic music, notably (but not exclusively) techno, is rather unique amongst urban party scenes. Obviously, electronic music is the backbone of most...

The Quietus review
14.04.15

Suuns' last release, Images Du Futur, was, for me at least, a classic example of an album that slowly invades the brain's pleasure centres rather than immediately overwhelming the...

Sonic Router review
13.04.15

Sagat’s Melting The Earth Onto The Body Without Organs is out now on VLEK. Buy it on Bandcamp.

Under The Radar review
09.04.15

Matt and Kim's live shows are riotous, high-flying (literally, in Kim's case) celebrations of pure joy, and whether or not their albums quite match the levels of that buzz, they...

Under The Radar review
07.04.15

Chaz Bundick, the recording artist whose music most often bears the name Toro y Moi, is a busy chameleon of a producer. More

Clash review
07.04.15

An adept education on equilibrium...

Clash review
06.04.15

Nantes house DJ turns it up to eleven...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

Sometimes, despite my immediate inclinations, it's a good thing for an artist to draw back from minimalism and gravitate towards a musical form that's more approachable. I make no...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

One of the striking things about Glasgow's music scene – and the wider musical community in Scotland – is the camaraderie between bands. There's room for a multitude of genres and...

Clash review
27.03.15

Impressive second album from the Night Slugs producer...

The Quietus review
14.04.15

Dance and experimental producers crossing over into pop territory is nothing new, but the dismissive response given by underground critics and listeners to those who make the jump...

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...

Clash review
09.04.15

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

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...