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Clash review
07.04.17

Building nebulous structures from a paean of underground electronica...

Clash review
29.11.16

French production pair offer a disco-coated cosmic trip...

Clash review
17.11.16

A rich return from the much-loved French project...

Clash review
09.11.16

Breaking out of the French touch style...

Clash review
09.11.16

A strong debut from a talent difficult to define...

Clash review
09.11.16

A glossy return, if slightly lacking in depth...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Finally, following a trickling of singles stretching over two years, Petite Meller's full length's out. The journey she started more than a decade ago is nothing short of...

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...

The Quietus review
08.12.15

You can't fault the ambition. Parisian rock pop group Feu! Chatterton have been threatening an album for a good while since their formation in 2011, and now that they've finally...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Tempting though it is to read the distinctive 'otherness' of Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi's work as the product of his background – growing up in a destabilised Caracas...

Under The Radar review
25.11.15

Silently flitting between the light and dark of the mainstream and underground electronic music worlds, Arca has left a hauntingly frenzied stamp on releases as big as Kanye West...

Clash review
06.04.15

Nantes house DJ turns it up to eleven...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

Sometimes, despite my immediate inclinations, it's a good thing for an artist to draw back from minimalism and gravitate towards a musical form that's more approachable. I make no...

Punk News review
26.03.15

Ladies and gentlemen, your next favorite arm-in-arm, raised fist, drunken sing-along: Success. Having spent the last few years paying their DIY dues in the Pacific Northwest...

Clash review
02.03.15

A disposable, trap-influenced effort...

Punk News review
25.02.15

This is where the 40 year-old in me resides, deep within the recesses of my 29 year-old husk, or so I thought. Divers are a band that defines music being made as art. They make...

The Quietus review
29.01.15

Richard Smith doesn't really like talking about his music. "I'm terrible at this," he tells me by email, when I contact him to try and obtain a bit of insider info on his debut...

XLR8R review
04.11.14

Over the past few years, Arca (a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi) has quickly become the poster boy for a clued-in generation of internet producers who pay equal regard to DJ Mustard and...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

Woozy nightmarish electronic music from Arca. Love it.

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Evening. The excellent debut album by Arca was added to Spotify last week. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Arca – XenFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
07.11.14

A captivating reaching of pained highs and battered lows…

The Quietus review
06.11.14

Assuming there's still something resembling a book twenty years from now, someone is b-b-b-bound to write one about the making of Yeezus, Kanye West's ultramodern hip-hop protest...

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...

NME review
03.09.14

Brilliant and mad debut full-length effort from the Melody's Echo Chamber guitarist

NME review
04.08.14

Sweet melodies eventually become too much of a sugar rush

NME review
21.07.14

French jack-of-all-trades Tellier, produces a lurid concept album as cheesy as a Camembert Cravat

Insound review
15.07.14

Mood Indigo is the new surrealist and poetic film by acclaimed director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Minds, Science of Sleep). Based on Boris Vian''s novel...

Clash review
20.06.14

A dot matrix of mostly polite, quietly affecting, future-lapsed electronica...

Under The Radar review
20.05.14

I suspect there's many an Anglophone listener for whom there's always been something quintessentially "French" about Yann Tiersen. The Breton multi-instrumentalist's brand of...

The Quietus review
20.05.14

Rumours of a new Yann Tiersen album always come with the promise of something magical - each one is a doorway, a porthole, a picture book of sorts. The thrill of his arrival in...

NME review
12.05.14

French group fail to impress with whiny indie-pop

Clash review
29.05.14

Smart pop that keeps its charm...

NME review
24.03.14

Parisian duo rope in TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe for Phoenix and The Strokes-splicing record

Insound review
18.03.14

Cheveu has now reached album #3, and since they totally fucked up the first two steps, there's nothing surprising in seeing them come back at full speed on a countryside road...

The Line of Best Fit review
13.03.14

An album so tightly-packed with such consistently good, pithy music that you'll struggle to get enough of it.

Spotinews recomendation
23.03.14

Hi. Are you in the mood for some French pop? If yes, please check out the latest album by Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains and enjoy! Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains – Piano...

Under The Radar review
04.03.14

Dead of winter, 2012: Toronto-based Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski (also of Canada's Austra), who called themselves Trust, deliver what would become one of the year's best and...

The Line of Best Fit review
31.03.14

Eleven variations on dance-floor digital aerobics – this is very much ‘body’ music.