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The Line of Best Fit review
yesterday

Kelis turns her back on big-beats for big-bowls of brass-flavoured soul and funk, with tasty results.

NME review
14.04.14

Praised by Nirvana and influenced by the Ramones, the trio take a break from family life to record their twentieth album

NME review
14.04.14

The Swedish pop star doesn't beat around the bush with her bad girl lyrics but her debut EP doesn't live up to the thrills she alludes to

Spotinews recomendation
13.04.14

Howdy. This new live album by Screaming Females was a very positive surprise. Genre: rock. Enjoy! Screaming Females – Live at The HideoutFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Line of Best Fit review
10.04.14

This eponymous album represents a rebirth: fairies and their phoenix from the smoke.

The Quietus review
15.04.14

Over the course of three albums and numerous singles, Smoke Fairies have created a haunting fusion of delta blues, English folk and medieval plainsong, a unique sound world that...

The Line of Best Fit review
08.04.14

With David Lynch on board, Chrysta Bell’s debut is a hazy journey with a bright destination (but one that may induce an “are we nearly there yet?” or two).

Spotinews recomendation
08.04.14

Hi there. Here is the new album by singer-songwriter Katie Herzig. Enjoy! Katie Herzig – Walk Through WallsFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Punk News review
03.04.14

Devil is the second album released by Lydia since the band got back together after their very, very brief break up. The band are known for the dreamy indie pop and respect within...

Spotinews recomendation
02.04.14

Hello. The new album by White Hinterland (soul singer-songwriter Casey Dienel) is a good one. Enjoy! White Hinterland – BabyFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter, Soul

Under The Radar review
09.04.14

Pop and indie rock continue to consume each other as the millennium progresses, and Casey Dienel has positioned White Hinterland uniquely between the two, slowly migrating away...

NME review
07.04.14

Casey Dienel's mix of '90s pop R&B with contemporary US indie makes for a thumping party

Insound review
01.04.14

UK pioneers of female Electronica’s return with one of the most eagerly awaited album releases of the year… and they deliver the goods. “Authority” is an addictive powerhouse of...

Insound review
01.04.14

In matters of love, should you rely on your heart or your head? This is the question christina perri posed as she began writing her second album, a collection of cathartic songs...

Insound review
01.04.14

On numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the...

Punk News review
28.03.14

With a name like Wild Ones, I would expect some punk to them. Instead of the harder stuff, Wild Ones are a stripped down, dream-pop five-piece that paint shoegaze portraits and...

Under The Radar review
26.03.14

Roman Remains is The Duke Spirit's Liela Moss' and Toby Butler's side project. The duo's debut, Zeal, explores the latter's electronic curiosities and the former's introspective...

Spotinews recomendation
22.03.14

Morning. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by folk singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson. Enjoy! Eliza Gilkyson – The Nocturne DiariesFiled under: 2014, Folk, Singer...

NME review
20.03.14

The Aussie pop star with producers of the moment Ariel Rechtshaid and Pharrell Williams to show she's still got it

Clash review
21.03.14

It's back to the dancefloor for the enduring Aussie...

The Line of Best Fit review
19.03.14

Alas, as dazzling as the album regularly is, it is a fan's record. It is fan service.

NME review
31.03.14

Jesca Hoop gets intimate on reworked versions of songs from 'Hunting My Dress'

Spotinews recomendation
19.03.14

Good morning readers. From a very recent Spotify update: the dynamic new album by The Coathangers. Genre: post-punk/garage rock. Enjoy! The Coathangers – Suck My ShirtFiled under...

Insound review
18.03.14

Multi-Grammy nominated artist whose music has appeared in many “Best Of” end of year lists.

NME review
17.03.14

Iconic label Sub Pop take a wrong turn with the John Lewisian alternativity of Lyla Foy

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.14

Hey there. This new album by singer-songwriter Lyla Foy is now available all over Europe and in the US. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here.) Lyla Foy...

Clash review
20.03.14

There’s a quiet beauty on this full-length debut...

The Quietus review
12.03.14

With Soutak, Barcelona-based Saharan songwriter Aziza Brahim follows up two releases with the group Gulili Mankoo. The album title translates as "your voice" and the acoustic...

Insound review
11.03.14

Kent, Ohio’s Annabel is a band without quit. Having formed in 2005, they have seen a lot and been a lot of places — old enough to understand and appreciate all they have done, but...

NME review
10.03.14

The former classical singer's most maximalist and crescendo-ridden EP to date

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
08.03.14

Hi. The new album by jazz violinist Regina Carter was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Regina Carter – Southern ComfortFiled under: 2014, Jazz

The Quietus review
06.03.14

Lyrics are usually the last thing to draw me in to a song, so it is telling that while I might struggle to recall in detail particular arrangements on Suzanne Vega's albums, I can...

Spotinews recomendation
05.03.14

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the explosive new album by Blood Red Shoes. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Blood Red Shoes – Blood Red ShoesFiled under...

NME review
10.03.14

The duo return to the spit-and-sawdust rock'n'roll of their first two albums

Insound review
04.03.14

Carla Bozulich, an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional, iconoclastic musical activity under her belt, returns with the third record of her storied career to...

The Quietus review
14.03.14

Carla Bozulich reckons that Boy is her "pop album". On first listen, this claim seems faintly ridiculous. The first track, for instance, kinda resembles Big Sexy Noise, a group...

Spotinews recomendation
09.03.14

Hello again. The well-received new album by singer-songwriter Carla Bozulich was added to Spotify five days ago. Enjoy! Carla Bozulich – BoyFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Insound review
04.03.14

Anne's proper debut LP - Pulling Chain leads a dark and dirty dance oozing with gothic sexuality. Combining vibing, moody synths with thumping electronic back beats, Pulling Chain...