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Under The Radar review
23.12.15

Swedish indie pop pioneers Club 8 celebrated 20 years as a musical couple (which included several years as an actual couple) in 2015. That experience and chemistry are easy to...

The Quietus review
17.12.15

In February 2013, Lou Doillon surprised everyone - perhaps including herself - when she walked away with "Best Female" at France's Victoires de la Musique, six months after her...

Under The Radar review
02.12.15

Ellie Goulding's third studio album, Delirium, is by far her most pop facing, and it's surprisingly compelling. The first track, "Intro (Delirium)," primes listeners for an...

Clash review
30.11.15

Rarely has the bleak mid-Winter been so inviting...

The Quietus review
26.11.15

Were it my solemn duty to compile a list of the finest things we human creatures have ever created – for a time capsule, say, or a diplomatic encounter with alien species – the...

Under The Radar review
24.11.15

Two years since Until the Colours Run debuted, U.K.-based quartet Lanterns on the Lake returns with their third full-length album. Much like its predecessor, Beings opens with...

The Quietus review
20.10.15

Despite being wealthy and successful, there's still an air of 'always the bridesmaid' about Janet Jackson, thanks in part to existing in the considerable shadow of her older...

The Quietus review
07.10.15

It may not have appeared at the top of many lists of "what the world could do with right now", but Peaches' return is as welcome more than ever. The planet could benefit from the...

The Quietus review
01.10.15

Embodying all the complex and contradictory facets of the American Dream, one at a time, Del Rey managed, up to now, to leave everyone pondering how much is true and how much is...

Under The Radar review
02.10.15

If "beach goth" is already a musical genre taken by neo-surf rockers, then Lana Del Rey's new album Honeymoon has given birth to "tropical noir;" all the imagery of swaying palm...

Clash review
17.09.15

Norwegian artist ready to capture hearts and minds...

Under The Radar review
07.09.15

As creator of that song—that song being one of modern pop's greatest moments, "Call Me Maybe"—Carly Rae Jepsen's destiny was seemingly carved out: a one hit wonder, flash in the...

Under The Radar review
27.08.15

When a record is pushed as a 'cosmic ideal' by its PR team, you expect something different. And when that record has been produced by Angel Deradoorian, famed for her work as...

Under The Radar review
13.08.15

The fifth album from Ohio-to-Texas transfers Heartless Bastards is the expected serving of blues-flavored garage rock, characterized by crunchy guitar tones and Erika Wennerstrom...

Under The Radar review
10.08.15

For her third album under the moniker The Mynabirds, Laura Burhenn once again takes a step in a different direction, with a profoundly powerful result.  More

Under The Radar review
06.08.15

The first taste of Abyss was "Iron Moon," dropped and drop-tuned upon the Internet like the force of a thousand doom-metal bands' extraneous guitar rigs.  More

Clash review
14.08.15

An intensely powerful work...

Punk News review
04.08.15

Stephanie Knipe's music has always been about survival, coming off novel in terms of ideas and strung along lines that can be perceived as depressive. However, listeners shouldn't...

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...

Under The Radar review
30.07.15

This is a flowery psych-folk album that musters little more than consistent pleasantness.  More

Punk News review
23.07.15

Every now and then, a record comes and sweeps you off your feet. Leaves you breathless and wanting more. We could all do with more days like these, right? Jump to Ohio's Annabel...

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
21.07.15

No Joy's shoegaze album, More Faithful-the group's third-is a soothing listen, perfect for a summer drive or a relaxing, lazy afternoon. More

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Roanoke, Virginia trio Eternal Summers are fond of the descriptor "dream-punk."  More

Clash review
14.07.15

Glasgow's vastly influential wyrd folk troupe return...

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
10.07.15

It's been nine years since the last Veruca Salt album and 18 years since the original line-up recorded together.  More

Punk News review
14.07.15

Veruca Salt are back after 18 years! That's a sentence that is in need of an asterisk or two. The band was formed in the early '90s by co-songwriters Louise Post and Nina Gordon...

Under The Radar review
19.06.15

Last June, out of nowhere, Los Angeles-based pop-singer nobody Ryn Weaver released a song called "OctaHate" and overnight became a somebody.  More

Clash review
18.06.15

Enduring artist inhabits the world of Plath with magical results…

Under The Radar review
16.06.15

Coming up during the era where a guy making beats with a girl vocalizing was most commonplace, even then Róisín Murphy couldn't create music that correctly fell in step with her...