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Hey there. Just one update today. Enjoy the fine new album by folk singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley! Angaleena Presley – WrangledFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Recorded live over two days in London, In The Same Room is the glowing starter sparks of Domino Documents, Domino Records' new imprint, its documentary-on-sound homage to music's...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

'Does the soul exist in modern society?' asks Jean Seberg's character in Godard's film A Bout de Suffle. LA resident, Julia Shamas Holter asks the same question and makes the...

Spotinews recomendation
27.03.17

Howdy folks. There are two updates coming your way today. First we have the catchy new album by pop punk band The Dollyrots. Enjoy! The Dollyrots – Whiplash SplashFiled under...

Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

Under The Radar review
13.03.17

Alynda Segarra, aka Hurray for the Riff Raff, returns to her Bronx roots in The Navigator. The album opens—on a track titled "Entrance" no less—with what sounds like the bustle of...

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25.03.17

Good evening. Tonight I encourage you to check out the sharp new album by Hurray for the Riff Raff. Genre: folk/rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! (US version here...

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20.02.17

Hi again. Some of you may remember alt-country singer-songwriter Nikki Lane from a blog post back in 2014. Now she is back and the new album is terrific. Enjoy! (US version here...

Clash review
05.12.16

Multi-national trio return with signs of mixed progression...

Clash review
09.11.16

A daring, exciting return from a singular voice...

The Quietus review
11.11.16

Since the beginning of the decade, Lady Gaga has been a figure who has constantly strived to inject pop music with a hefty dose of theatricality and over-the-top spectacle. From...

Clash review
04.08.15

A charming, subversive debut...

Under The Radar review
29.10.15

This ain't your Granddaddy's dystopia. The overt dread and gloominess of the apocalypse have become all too frequent, but the hallmarks of the popular sci-fi genre are all but...

AudioCred review
11.06.15

Nashville sister-duo Poema has returned with its new single, “Forget You In LA,” which showcases a laid back, dream-pop vibe that would appeal to fans of Haim, Chelsea Lankes, or...

Punk News review
17.03.15

Barcelona, Spain's Mourn openly cite PJ Harvey as a major influence of theirs. While other '90s bands such as Sleater-Kinney and to a lesser extent Exile In Guyville-era Liz Phair...

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16.12.14

Howdy folks. The impressive solo debut by alt-country singer-songwriter Angaleena Presley arrived to Spotify earlier this fall. Read this review and enjoy! Angaleena Presley...

The Quietus review
17.10.14

Jane Weaver is a transformed woman. After years as a folky, slightly leftfield singer songwriter, The Silver Globe sees her taking a full-scale leap into the cosmic void of...

Insound review
09.09.14

Love Inks is a minimalist pop group making music that harkens back to early 80s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch's Roadhouse. The group's sleek, needle...

NME review
15.09.14

Ambient but frustrating minimalism from the Texan trio

NME review
08.09.14

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut is full of late-night heartache and downbeat ditties

Punk News review
12.09.14

Though the tunes of Karen O's debut solo album Crush Songs were written and recorded in 2006 and 2007 (between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones and It's Blitz!), they are a...

Insound review
09.09.14

“When I was 27 I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was...

The Quietus review
08.09.14

Unlike the extremities of love, those that remain too inhospitable to want to remember even long after they're dead, a crush can be another thing entirely. Often, one can hold...

Insound review
02.09.14

Aby Ngana Diop was the most famous taasukat in Dakar, Senegal in the 1980s and 1990s. Taasu is a Wolof-language poetic style, usually performed by women griots over frenetic drum...

Punk News review
24.06.14

This is the US release of an album that has been available in Europe for over a year now, and it's about time that someone brought this to a wider audience. Allvaret are from...

NME review
02.06.14

Ohio singer-songwriters dabbles in dark but dreamy countrified grunge

Spotinews recomendation
09.05.14

Howdy folks. The cool new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Nikki Lane is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Read some reviews and enjoy! Nikki Lane – All Or Nothin...

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10.03.14

Hey. Here is the new album by singer-songwriter Joan as Police Woman. Enjoy! (A US version should be added tomorrow.) (Note: Starting with this album, here is a new playlist...

The Quietus review
20.03.14

Following various false starts and stints on backup for the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Antony Hegarty, Joan Wasser's debut album under the Police Woman guise was released when...

The Line of Best Fit review
05.03.14

The Italian trio keep one eye on the skies on their expansive and not a little beautiful second album.

NME review
03.03.14

Brit School dropout's jazzy trip-hop gets derailed

Insound review
18.02.14

The album finds frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra - who settled in New Orleans after leaving her native Bronx at age 17. Produced by Segarra and engineered by Andrija Tokic (Alabama...

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09.01.14

Hello there. This is another fine album from last year. Thanks to a reader for the tip. Enjoy Vånna Inget! (Genre: pop/punk.) (Version for non-Scandinavian listeners here.) Vånna...

AudioCred review
09.11.13

I don’t routinely get to / have to listen to what most people would refer to as pop music. I’m not talking indie twee, hyper-glossy bubblegum, or “look at me I’m making pop music...

The Quietus review
02.04.14

My opinion of Sky Ferreira's long awaited debut album has gone from pre-disposed hatred to ambivalence; from wanting to pick it apart to being unable to remove its hooks from my...

Clash review
26.03.14

Cheap theatrics masquerading as inspired art...

NME review
17.03.14

Her long-awaited debut sees the fearless singer back in control

The Line of Best Fit review
11.03.14

Sky Ferreira proves on her debut record there’s more to her than just plain attitude – there’s a white-knuckle pop ride into your childhood to be had.

The Quietus review
08.11.13

There's no getting away from it – some people really loathe Lady Gaga. Those that oppose Gaga (not including those who simply reject the notion of her based solely on a hatred of...

NME review
02.12.13

It’s a decent pop record – camp, silly, witty, ridiculous –but that’s it. Where exactly is the art?

Clash review
13.11.13

A great pop star, not a great pop album...

Punk News review
26.08.13

Chicago's Headspins play light-hearted pop punk, fronted by alternating male and female vocals. There is the obvious debt to Ramones, but the Muffs and '90s pop punk a la The...