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Under The Radar review
26.05.17

North American audiences—if they're old enough—might respond hesitantly with "The Only One I Know" if the U.K.'s The Charlatans are brought up. That song from 1990 is arguably the...

Clash review
01.06.17

A colourful return that matches their much-loved catalogue...

Spotinews recomendation
26.05.17

Hello. Let’s get the release week going with the stellar new album by alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Enjoy! (US version here) Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the...

Spotinews recomendation
25.05.17

Hello there. And the final update of this release week is the moving new album by Land of Talk. Genre: indie rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! Land of Talk – Life After...

Under The Radar review
25.05.17

Land of Talk, the brainchild of Quebecois Elizabeth Powell, digs fresh and deep on the band's first album since 2010's Cloak and Cipher. We forgot how much Powell could rock in...

Spotinews recomendation
24.05.17

Hello. The dynamic debut album by Pumarosa was recently added to Spotify. Genre: psych pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Pumarosa – The WitchFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
23.05.17

Evening. From four days ago: the charming new album by singer-songwriter Deb Talan. Enjoy! Deb Talan – Lucky GirlFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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20.05.17

Hey. I’m back. The first update of the new release week is the latest album by singer-songwriter Jane Weaver, a new discovery for me. Enjoy! Jane Weaver – Modern KosmologyFiled...

Under The Radar review
19.05.17

Given John Darnielle's love of death metal, we knew Goths' day would come. What we didn't expect is the canvas to be so pop-forward. Goths is vivid and light on its toes, as it...

Spotinews recomendation
14.05.17

Howdy folks. The final update of this release week is the cozy new album by Diagrams. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy! (Note: My next update will most likely arrive on Saturday.) Diagrams...

Spotinews recomendation
14.05.17

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Overlake. Genre: dream pop/indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Overlake – FallFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

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14.05.17

Hey. Next up we have the new album by folk singer-songwriter Will Stratton. Enjoy! Will Stratton – Rosewood AlmanacFiled under: 2017, Folk, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
27.05.17

A low key gem packed with delightful folk-hewn moments...

Spotinews recomendation
13.05.17

Hello. Let’s continue with the new album by Elf Power. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Elf Power – Twitching in TimeFiled under: 2017, Rock

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12.05.17

Hey there. It’s a new release week. First find: the new album by Girlpool. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Girlpool – PowerplantFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
13.05.17

Girlpool's debut LP, 2015's Before the World Was Big, was something of a declaration of character. The then-Los Angeles duo announced themselves as being openly vulnerable and...

Under The Radar review
11.05.17

Amelia Murray is exactly what bedroom pop has been crying out for. Too often, records of this ilk-centered around fleeting shoegaze guitar lines and hushed musings on seclusion...

The Quietus review
11.05.17

Few bands shapeshift as capably as Atlanta, Georgia’s Black Lips. Quintessential garage rock chameleons, they have filtered far-flung influence across seven transmogrifying...

Under The Radar review
10.05.17

Alexis Taylor is best known as a member of Hot Chip, but the British musician has also released solo albums, and he's now released the same solo album twice.  More

Under The Radar review
05.05.17

Happiness never sounded as haunting as it does on the new Perfume Genius record, No Shape. Everything, including contentment, comes at a cost, and those emotional debts will leave...

The Quietus review
31.05.17

In 2011, Mike Hadreas worried that his music was too simple. “Why would people come and pay money for something so tiny?” he asked. His debut album, 2010’s Learning, was indeed...

Spotinews recomendation
07.05.17

Howdy folks. Just a single update today, but it’s a good one. Genre: chamber pop. Enjoy Perfume Genius! Perfume Genius – No ShapeFiled under: 2017, Pop

Clash review
05.05.17

A mixed return that ultimately feels like a failure...

The Quietus review
10.05.17

Like it or not, Kasabian are 2017's biggest British rock band. Each of their last four albums to date has gone to number one, while only they, Arctic Monkeys, and the limper-than...

Spotinews recomendation
05.05.17

Hi. It’s Friday and a new release week is here. First update: the smooth debut album by Hoops. Genre: dream pop/indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Hoops – RoutinesFiled under: 2017...

Under The Radar review
10.05.17

We are lucky to live in an era where great dream-pop revival artists are abundant, but Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops immediately stands out from the crowded field with their...

Under The Radar review
10.05.17

We are lucky to live in an era where great dream-pop revival artists are abundant, but Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops immediately stands out from the crowded field with their...

Under The Radar review
05.05.17

After their breakup following 1995's Pygmalion, Slowdive reunited after almost 20 years in 2014. Following a slate of well-received live shows comes this, their first full-length...

Under The Radar review
04.05.17

Australian psych-rockers POND have often been seen as Tame Impala's slightly weirder, more unruly younger brother. Their sense of humor, compounded with the almost unhinged...

Spotinews recomendation
10.05.17

Hey. Two quick updates are coming your way today. First: the new album by Pond. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Pond – The WeatherFiled under: 2017, Rock

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04.05.17

Hi there. The final update of this release week is the latest album by Thurston Moore. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Thurston Moore – Rock N Roll ConsciousnessFiled under...

Under The Radar review
02.05.17

At 26 years old Mac DeMarco is a far cry from an old dog. But with his third full-length album he's sounding older and wiser, containing his cadence, cutting the crusts off, his...

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05.05.17

Hello again. Also added today is the new album by singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco. Enjoy! Mac DeMarco – This Old DogFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
03.05.17

Perhaps his most essential chapter yet...

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity.  More

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments More

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01.05.17

Hi. The new album by Mew is a delight. Genre: art/indie rock. Enjoy! Mew – VisualsFiled under: 2017, Rock

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27.04.17

Hi. You can always trust singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith to deliver a good album. This one is no exception. Enjoy! (US version here) Ron Sexsmith – The Last RiderFiled under: 2017...

Clash review
24.04.17

A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Under The Radar review
24.04.17

Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an...

Clash review
03.05.17

A moment of stark beauty from an enthralling artist...

Spotinews recomendation
28.04.17

Hi. After six long years, she is back. Enjoy singer-songwriter Feist! (US version here) Feist – PleasureFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2...

Clash review
21.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Clash review
25.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Spotinews recomendation
21.04.17

Hey. Here is the spirited debut album by Charly Bliss. Genre: power pop/indie rock. Enjoy! Charly Bliss – GuppyFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock