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Clash review
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A sparkling display of near ambient psychedelia...

Under The Radar review
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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...

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...

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

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16.04.17

Hello. Here’s another quick update. From Friday: the new album by singer-songwriter Fionn Regan. Enjoy! Fionn Regan – The Meetings of the WatersFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

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15.04.17

Morning. Rain, rain, more rain, and maybe even some snow later today. What is going on? Anyhow, here is the new album by Splashh. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! Splashh – Waiting a...

Clash review
21.04.17

Making a Splashh with their sophomore album...

Spotinews recomendation
14.04.17

Hello again. Next we have the smooth new album by singer-songwriter Andrew Combs. Enjoy! (US version here and version for AT, CH and DE here.) Andrew Combs – Canyons of My...

Under The Radar review
12.04.17

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in...

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11.04.17

Hey. The cozy new album by Timber Timbre arrived the other day. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Note: The release is spread out on different releases for different regions, but clicking...

Under The Radar review
14.04.17

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted...

Clash review
10.04.17

A masterfully crafted musing on one’s life so far…

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12.04.17

Hi again. Seven years after her debut album, singer-songwriter Karen Elson is finally back again. Good stuff. Enjoy! Karen Elson – Double RosesFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
10.04.17

Buzz has long been building around London four-piece The Big Moon, and their debut demonstrates it wasn't misplaced enthusiasm. The album starts already revved up, the all-female...

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09.04.17

Hi. Soul singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols was a sweet new discovery for me. His latest album arrived two days ago. Enjoy! (US version here) Jeb Loy Nichols – Country HustleFiled...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a...

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21.04.17

Howdy. Here’s a notable album from last week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The New Pornographers! (US version here) The New Pornographers – Whiteout ConditionsFiled under: 2017, Pop...

Clash review
05.04.17

A superb return from Josh Tillman...

The Quietus review
07.04.17

Like a magician showing you the cards up his sleeve, Josh Tillman wants to wow you with the fact that he’s pulling off a trick as much as he wants to wow you with the trick itself...

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07.04.17

Hey. The first update of the new release week is the grand new album by Father John Misty. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Father John Misty – Pure ComedyFiled under...

Under The Radar review
07.04.17

After a number of solo albums as J. Tillman and a stint as Fleet Foxes' drummer, Josh Tillman created Father John Misty to find his real voice. It seems to be paying off as he...

Clash review
05.04.17

A mixed melting pot of fresh ideas...

Spotinews recomendation
04.04.17

Hey there. From three days ago comes the new album by Lydia Ainsworth. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Lydia Ainsworth – Darling of the AfterglowFiled under: 2017...

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31.03.17

Hello. A new release week is here. My top choice is the new album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: I’ll be back later today for one more update...

Clash review
31.03.17

The songwriter and producer shares her intimate thoughts and fears…

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07.04.17

Evening. This new album by Tei Shi was a very pleasant surprise for me. Genre: soul/pop. Good stuff. Enjoy! (US version here) Tei Shi – Crawl SpaceFiled under: 2017, Pop, Soul

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Expecting the unexpected can work in the favor of bands like Radiohead, U2, and R.E.M. They build up a reputation for trendy experimentalism that is met with enthusiastic...

The Quietus review
14.04.17

About a week ago, shortly after hearing Let The Dancers Inherit The Party for the first few times – and still uncertain about it in my fanboy sort of way – my partner and I sat...

Clash review
29.03.17

Refined and polished return, but still bass-driven and dancefloor-ready...

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05.04.17

Evening friends. Two update are now coming your way. First: from last week, the latest album by Soulwax. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! Soulwax – From DeeweeFiled under...

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29.03.17

Hello again. I have time for another update today so here is the new album by Trementina. Genre: dream pop. Enjoy! Trementina – 810Filed under: 2017, Pop

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25.03.17

Hello there. Jay Som is a project by singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. Her new album arrived some days back and I like it. Enjoy! (US version here) Jay Som – Everybody WorksFiled...

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25.03.17

Hey there. With some of the best reviews of the year (so far), the emotional new album by Mount Eerie (project by folk singer-songwriter Phil Elverum) looks like a winner. Enjoy...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

A Crow Looked at Me is an unflinching look at life going on after the loss of someone dear, as much about love as it is about death.  More

The Quietus review
25.03.17

It’s been slightly more than two years since Desperate Journalist’s self-titled debut, and my haven’t they grown. It’s more of the same to be fair, though there’s an assuredness...

Clash review
24.03.17

A stark and honest document, laced with compassion...

Under The Radar review
24.03.17

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998...

Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

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21.03.17

Hello. The music by German pop duo Milky Chance may be too catchy for some listeners, but it was a nice change of pace for me. Their new album was added two days ago. Enjoy! (US...