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Clash review
29.09.14

A stunning fourth studio set from the Icelander...

NME review
23.09.14

The Brooklyn duo plough the same material as on their back catalogue but come off sounding distant

Punk News review
18.09.14

Currently trending today, the revered emo revival movement. Bands such as Into It Over It, Tigers Jaw, Balance and Composure and many more are bringing back the style of countless...

Under The Radar review
15.09.14

For her third LP, Lia Ices has traded the delicate folk of her first two records for a more adventurous, percussive sonic palette. More

Under The Radar review
12.09.14

Shara Worden has been quietly carving out a niche for herself as a unique voice for some time now. Her projects have certainly been varied; aside from releasing music under the My...

NME review
22.09.14

Shara Worden makes a bid to jin the US experimental pop pantheon

Spotinews recomendation
16.09.14

Howdy folks. I really enjoyed the new album by My Brightest Diamond (band led by pop singer-songwriter Shara Worden). Enjoy! My Brightest Diamond – This Is My HandFiled under...

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

Insound review
09.09.14

EP debuted #1 on the R&B charts and #8 on the Top 200.

NME review
08.09.14

Only Steve Albini's production lets down this dramatic third from the gothic Brighton trio

Under The Radar review
18.09.14

"Press Heavenwards" opens A New Nature with three minutes of beautifully spacious and dark atmospherics before the meat of the song even begins; this slow burn intro echoes Pink...

The Quietus review
12.09.14

At the tail end of 2010, nestled amongst the annual assemblage of tepid mediocrity that is the "BBC Sound Of" list, you may have spotted Brighton trio Esben And The Witch. Having...

Insound review
09.09.14

The third album from Esben and the Witch and their second release of 2014 after a split with Thought Forms in April.

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...

Spotinews recomendation
06.09.14

Morning. From a fairly recent Spotify update: the rather lovely new album by singer-songwriter Laura Jean. Enjoy! Laura Jean – Laura JeanFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Insound review
02.09.14

They certainly weren’t clear when twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace and Kazu Makino first found themselves playing and writing together back in the mid-­- 90s. At a time when...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Morning. The unconventional new album by Blonde Redhead was added for me today. Genre: alternative/pop. Enjoy! (Edit: I have now listened to the album. Unconventional, yes, but...

NME review
03.09.14

The New York sophisticates take a battling approach to convention on ninth studio album

Spotinews recomendation
03.09.14

Morning. The unconventional new album by Blonde Redhead was added for me today. Genre: alternative/pop. Enjoy! (Edit: I have now listened to the album. Unconventional, yes, but...

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...

Insound review
26.08.14

Milk for Your Motors is the new album by Berlin-based Brit Gemma Ray, the follow-up to her lavish, critically acclaimed Island Fire .

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
29.08.14

Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Insound review
25.08.14

My Everything is Arian Grande's second studio album!

Spotinews recomendation
23.08.14

Morning. The new album by blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster was added to Spotify this week. Enjoy! Ruthie Foster – Promise of a Brand New DayFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Morning. The new album by blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster was added to Spotify this week. Enjoy! Ruthie Foster – Promise of a Brand New DayFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer...

Spotinews recomendation
22.08.14

Hey again. The new album by Music Go Music is incredibly catchy if you are into this genre (dance-pop). Enjoy! (One review here.) Music Go Music – ImpressionsFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey again. The new album by Music Go Music is incredibly catchy if you are into this genre (dance-pop). Enjoy! (One review here.) Music Go Music – ImpressionsFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
19.08.14

Morning. The new album by singer-songwriter Orenda Fink was just added to Spotify. Enjoy! Orenda Fink – Blue DreamFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

NME review
18.08.14

Baltimore band lack cohesion on their fourth LP

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Morning friends. This new album by Celebration has been growing on me throughout the week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Celebration – AlbuminFiled under: 2014, Pop...

Spotinews recomendation
24.08.14

Morning friends. This new album by Celebration has been growing on me throughout the week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Celebration – AlbuminFiled under: 2014, Pop...

Insound review
19.08.14

Albumin is the band’s first album since 2010’s acclaimed Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise, and their first for Bella Union, initiating a new chapter in a story marked by triumph and...

Insound review
12.08.14

DAMA LIBRA is the enthralling new collaboration between two revered veterans of the national indie and avant rock scenes, Joel RL Phelps (formerly of underground rock legends...

Punk News review
11.08.14

If it was released today, Hole's Live Through This would be championed with White Lung's Deep Fantasy and Perfect Pussy's Say Yes to Love as a refreshing, blistering return to...

Spotinews recomendation
10.08.14

Hello. The latest album by alt-country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Sunny Sweeney – ProvokedFiled under: 2014, Folk, Singer...

NME review
04.08.14

Teen movie fanatics fail to ace the test of providing the perfect soundtrack to a documentary on the subject

NME review
04.08.14

Sweet melodies eventually become too much of a sugar rush

Spotinews recomendation
31.07.14

Good morning. This atmospheric new EP by Sóley is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Genre: contemporary classical/pop. Enjoy! Sóley – KrómantikFiled under: 2014, Classical, Pop

Punk News review
29.07.14

The Muffs are back. I'm really pleased that The Muffs are back. I can't believe The Pixies treated Kim Shattuck like they did - that sucked and every time I hear Kim Shattuck...

NME review
04.08.14

The Muffs' first album in ten years finds the LA garage-punks sprightly and birdbrained as ever

Spotinews recomendation
28.07.14

Hi. Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis is back with a new album. Read some reviews and enjoy! Jenny Lewis – The VoyagerFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

The Quietus review
06.08.14

Jenny Lewis has never been one to mince her words. Over an intermittent solo career and years spent leading L.A. indie-rock darlings Rilo Kiley, her voice - a silky, versatile...

Alt Press review
01.08.14

Under The Radar review
29.07.14

Jenny Lewis is one of the rare non-pop artists we've had the chance to grow alongside. Some of us were first acquainted with her as far back as her childhood acting roles—she'll...

Insound review
29.07.14

Former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis announces her first solo album in six years, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue .

NME review
28.07.14

Ryan Adams helps out on an underwhelming outing

NME review
21.07.14

Italian-born singer-songwriter holds no surprises on expertly crafted second effort

NME review
18.07.14

Fuzzy UK pair hit a whole new level of loss on melancholy new EP

NME review
18.07.14

Super Furry Animal and accomplice produce a debut awash with joyful Sixties fantasies

Under The Radar review
25.09.14

Gulp's Season Sun is to psychedelic rock what low-THC marijuana is to psychedelic drugs. More

The Quietus review
21.07.14

What with Super Furry Animals being one of the most brilliantly consistent bands on the planet, every solo release is met with unfair anticipation and a smidge of dread. Since...

NME review
18.07.14

Glasgow duo make sweet scuzz-pop on vengeful debut

Under The Radar review
03.09.14

On first listen to Honeyblood's infectious self-titled debut, you'd never guess this Glasgow-based group was only a two-piece. More

Punk News review
31.07.14

Honeyblood's self-titled debut was something I thought would remind me about things I tried to forget. Namely, listening to Best Coast for hours on end with an ex that drove me...

Clash review
18.07.14

Displays a duo with innate chemistry...