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Clash review
24.08.15

Their mistake? Assuming the world would stand still...

Clash review
24.08.15

A dark, impressive new offering...

Under The Radar review
28.08.15

It's pretty much a given by now that Foals are the leading arena-rock band of the indie-rock era. With 2008's Antidotes, they started out as a niche interest—a precise and...

Clash review
21.08.15

Disappointing, electro-pop by rote second album...

The Pier review
17.08.15

My expectations for this album were high, especially given the success of their previous self-titled release and their growing presence in mainstream media. Perhaps its because...

Under The Radar review
07.08.15

When the musician simply known as Jamison turned to his Teen Daze name in the past, he was looking to release electronic tracks, namely those which sweep through downtempo rhythms...

Clash review
04.08.15

A welcome look back at pioneering indie...

The Quietus review
30.07.15

Gagarin is the nom de plume of Graham Dowdall, who has a long and distinguished history as a percussionist and electronicist. He played drums with Ludus in the early 80s, his busy...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

Maribou State occupies the no man's/everyman's land between electronic and acoustic sounds. Like its compatriots, Metronomy, the duo springs from the English countryside with a...

The Quietus review
27.07.15

As a label, L.I.E.S. has always been a varied affair, with impossibly frequent, usually dancefloor-focused 12"s providing a mainstream for a considerably more challenging body of...

Under The Radar review
24.07.15

This electronic musician's debut is best at its extremes—"Don't Make" is as gentle as "Margarita" and "Seraph" are dramatic and pummeling, respectively.  More

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Greg Kurstin, one half of The Bird and the Bee, has been blessed with the Midas touch for pop music; every singer the producer/songwriter...

Under The Radar review
17.07.15

Twenty years strong, eight albums deep, and five years' anticipation, the hope is that The Chemical Brothers' latest, Born in the Echoes, will introduce some subtlety and song...

Clash review
20.07.15

The duo's strongest release in a decade...

Clash review
14.07.15

A gorgeous LP of numerous highlights...

Clash review
14.07.15

Former 'next big thing' breaks free...

Under The Radar review
28.07.15

The Madonna comps were familiar for Little Boots straight out of the gate. On Working Girl, the third LP from the dance-pop songstress, she's leaning into the comparison more than...

Under The Radar review
13.07.15

You can see why Shamir Bailey is hot stuff right now. The Las Vegas native's debut LP is a luminously cool engineering of synths and beats that will no doubt furnish the...

Clash review
07.07.15

A debut album that hits a lot of the wrong notes...

Clash review
06.07.15

A fusion of France and funk proves a winner...

Under The Radar review
13.07.15

Returning after five years out of the game, Ratatat's Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have a lot of catching up to do. Since the release of their fourth full-length, LP4, electronic...

Clash review
05.07.15

...brightly lit purpose, comfort and joy

Clash review
02.07.15

Still breaking new ground after all these years...

Clash review
02.07.15

Sam Dust's remarkable return...

Under The Radar review
14.07.15

LA Priest is all over the place. Thank goodness. Sam Dust, the 28-year-old behind the moniker, split with Late of the Pier in 2010 and hopped around the globe playing guitar in...

Under The Radar review
01.07.15

With their debut Performance, Outfit opened two possible creative paths. They easily could have cranked it up a notch and followed it up with a dance-fused electronic record...

TapeFear recommendation
30.06.15

Downtempo electronic beats from Jaisu.

Clash review
30.06.15

A hypnotic piece of left field electronics...

The Quietus review
10.08.15

Although it's interesting to do so, chasing the individual tendrils of the work of Hauntologists members Jay Ahern and Stefan Schneider does not yield a mystic revelation about...

Punk News review
29.06.15

Prayers is a self described "cholo goth" duo from San Diego. That descriptor sounds very specific, but it really could lead down many different paths. Is it akin to Cyprus Hill...

Clash review
26.06.15

Much loved mix series reaches its 50th instalment...

Clash review
25.06.15

Ending 16 years of silence in style...

Clash review
25.06.15

Brazilian drum 'n' bass legend delivers new album...