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The Pier review
17.08.15

My expectations for this album were high, especially given the success of their previous self-titled release and their growing presence in mainstream media. Perhaps its because...

Punk News review
06.08.15

The music of rapper Sage Francis has always been deeply rooted in punk ethos. Francis built his career on DIY ethics, his (often evolving) political charge is sharply left-leaning...

Under The Radar review
13.07.15

You can see why Shamir Bailey is hot stuff right now. The Las Vegas native's debut LP is a luminously cool engineering of synths and beats that will no doubt furnish the...

Clash review
07.07.15

At the pinnacle of genre-defining pop music...

TapeFear recommendation
30.06.15

Downtempo electronic beats from Jaisu.

Under The Radar review
30.06.15

It's hard to believe Vince Staples is only 22. His interviews sound like they're coming from a tired, middle-aged man who's seen it all. More

The Quietus review
18.06.15

Ross Birchard has produced for Kanye West, Drake and Lil Wayne in the past couple of years but he hasn't released a Hudson Mohawke LP of his own since 2009's Butter. Albums aren't...

Clash review
13.07.15

A flat second album...

Punk News review
02.06.15

Is there such a thing as mature pop-punk? If so, then Rebuilder are one of the best bands doing it. Their 2013 self-titled EP was a pleasant surprise and showed they had the chops...

Clash review
23.04.15

Controversial rapper continues to mature...

Punk News review
11.05.15

“I don’t like to follow the rules and that’s just who I am. I hope you understand,” Tyler, the Creator sings on the opening track of Cherry Bomb. This sentiment is one he's lived...

Clash review
16.04.15

Russian producer delivers sonic travelogue...

Clash review
15.04.15

Edinburgh trio deliver showstopping third album...

Sonic Router review
13.04.15

Sagat’s Melting The Earth Onto The Body Without Organs is out now on VLEK. Buy it on Bandcamp.

Clash review
10.04.15

Hold tight, he can still impress...

Clash review
07.04.15

An adept education on equilibrium...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 prohibited the sale of alcohol in America to anyone under the age of 21. The reality of the situation is that most states do permit...

Clash review
03.04.15

An imposing return from the Odd Future rapper...

The Quietus review
23.03.15

When Kendrick Lamar's formidable single 'The Blacker The Berry' dropped last month, it blew all fears of a radio-friendly album out of the water, presenting the flip side of 'i's...

Under The Radar review
25.03.15

Kendrick Lamar is not reluctant when it comes to being the voice of a generation. He may sound conflicted about his actions on record—insecure, remorseful, angry, pensive, probing...

Punk News review
24.03.15

Kendrick Lamar is going through some shit. Give him 82 minutes, and he’ll tell you about it. In 2013, Kendrick Lamar dropped a verse that shook the hip hop community. Hot off the...

The Quietus review
20.03.15

Cannibal Ox's 2001 debut album The Cold Vein was New York hip hop given the bumps by a clutch of skin-peeled T-800s, shaken by ice-core electrics and keys clawed from the crust of...

Punk News review
20.03.15

Blind Mice's EP last year, Comedown was a great little snippet of what the band offered. They incorporate a crunching '90s sound that has subtle tones of pop-punk embedded. But...

Clash review
27.02.15

A potential Mercury winner...

Under The Radar review
26.02.15

"Uptown Funk," the first single off of Mark Ronson's new album Uptown Special, is a funk and Motown track, slickly bedazzled with the coolness of Bruno Mars's attitude and style...

Punk News review
20.02.15

The term “rap-rock” typically makes any conscious music fan cringe because it makes them remember a time when Limp Bizkit was toping the music charts and constantly being played...

Clash review
08.01.15

Rapper fails to deliver her USP…

The Quietus review
10.12.14

Forever never seems that long until you're grown, and after 21 years the Wu-Tang's claim to immortality is under heavy questioning. It's been a full seven years since their last...

Clash review
01.12.14

An impressive performance from a singer still riding high…

The Quietus review
15.12.14

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is just another tragic part of the human condition. That burning desire to go to every show, to experience what "everyone" else is experiencing, can be...

Clash review
19.11.14

A heavy, mysterious air that hangs with deadly beauty…

Clash review
12.11.14

Never less than entirely entertaining, and much better than expected...

The Quietus review
19.12.14

"Check my watch / I had the future in my pocket / But I lost it when I gave it to you," sings Azealia Banks on 'Chasing Time', a ticker-tape parade of a breakup song that's tucked...

Clash review
03.11.14

Grime's godfather returns...

XLR8R review
28.10.14

When plotting artists' development, most seem to follow a smooth, upward trendline in which talent, songwriting, and personal voice are all developed in unison. However, on...