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Let's be honest: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's last two LPs were something less than stellar. Let It Sway, from 2010, just didn't have the songs, whereas 2013's Fly By...

Punk News review
02.07.15

By the time the amp buzz quits at the end of Weird Prayer, you'll be pretty much convinced that Sweet John Bloom are the real deal. If you're a fan of Superchunk and Japandroids...

Clash review
02.07.15

A catchy and danceable summer record...

Under The Radar review
29.06.15

Everything Everything is a U.K. band that makes the kind of music now championed by slightly younger groups like alt-J and Adult Jazz. Their first two albums, 2010's Man Alive and...

Punk News review
25.06.15

Grand Romantic is right. Nate Ruess’s first solo outing is exactly what you’d expect from someone of his pedigree who recently found love: giant, introspective arena pop. Three...

Under The Radar review
23.06.15

In 2004, Sweden's Moonbabies, the duo of married couple Ola Frick and Carina Johansson Frick, quietly released one of the best indie pop albums the genre had seen in The Orange...

Under The Radar review
19.06.15

Last June, out of nowhere, Los Angeles-based pop-singer nobody Ryn Weaver released a song called "OctaHate" and overnight became a somebody.  More

Under The Radar review
18.06.15

The marriage of noise and pop is as old as garage rock itself, but few recent bands have wed sonic assaults and bracingly gorgeous melodicism as convincingly as Joanna Gruesome...

Punk News review
05.07.15

Two years ago, Joanna Gruesome hit gold combining the most sugary of pop hooks with the noisiest of punk music. It was called Weird Sister. It was great. This year, they’ve...

Punk News review
15.06.15

Summer Camp is made up of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, a married couple from the UK. Together, they create generic indie pop. For us that means nothing unique or...

Clash review
05.06.15

A debut album that still thrills, ten years on...

Clash review
19.05.15

Fragile, coming-of-age album...

Under The Radar review
07.05.15

Expectations are high for Other Lives' new album, given the company kept by the band after releasing the acclaimed Tamer Animals (2011).  More

Under The Radar review
24.04.15

Braids have always felt like the right band at the wrong time. Their first two records-Flourish // Perish and Native Speaker-are remarkable melanges of twitching experimental pop...

Under The Radar review
21.04.15

With seven albums already under their belt, Built to Spill know their strengths and have no desire to fuck up a formula that works. More

Under The Radar review
17.04.15

It's easy to forget that Passion Pit's first two records of critically acclaimed ebullient, stadium-ready synth pop, 2009's Manners and 2012's Gossamer, harbored lyrics that...

Under The Radar review
13.04.15

Lord Huron's songs are steeped in an adventurer's vocabulary. From the initial EPs when Ben Schneider made music on his own to 2012's debut LP Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron's...

Under The Radar review
09.04.15

Matt and Kim's live shows are riotous, high-flying (literally, in Kim's case) celebrations of pure joy, and whether or not their albums quite match the levels of that buzz, they...

The Quietus review
07.04.15

Into The Diamond Sun, Stealing Sheep's 2012 debut album, effortlessly picked a path through the kraut/psych/folk/indie hinterland, and was as dazzling as its title suggests. It...

Clash review
14.04.15

A bit bonkers, a bit brilliant...

Clash review
03.04.15

Third album doesn't answer the burning questions...

Clash review
24.03.15

A rich and rewarding experience...

Under The Radar review
11.03.15

Purity Ring's debut was one of 2012's most lauded releases. A sublime future-pop gem, Shrines combined astral beats, ethereal electro, and deceptively dark lyrics; surviving the...

Clash review
13.03.15

Confounding electronica breaks down barriers...

Clash review
05.03.15

Who said 'dumb' pop can't be great?

Under The Radar review
27.02.15

Of Montreal doesn't give a shit about first impressions. Each album (out of a pretty dense discography, no less) is not only impossible to nail down and succinctly summarize, but...

Under The Radar review
22.02.15

Almost as soon as they emerged on to the Manchester scene back in 2010, Dutch Uncles carved a very defined niche into the British independent music world. More

The Quietus review
10.03.15

At some point in the 1960s popular music began to fold in on itself, its creators separated broadly into two camps; those that made music they loved, and those that studied music...

Under The Radar review
24.01.15

The Dodos have always been a pleasantly disarming mix of salty and sweet. Complex rhythmic ideas round out simple but creative melodic lines, which are in turn occasionally...

The Quietus review
22.01.15

It is strange to encounter the songs of The House Of Love again. More than 25 years have passed since the band released their first record, and hearing this live album (recorded...

Under The Radar review
19.01.15

To quote Woody Allen, relationships are "...absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs." Belle and Sebastian get it. Their ninth album Girls in Peacetime Want...

The Quietus review
04.02.15

It's a risky business being Belle & Sebastian. In the 90s they blew my tiny little indie-loving brains out; like a few short sentences in a love letter, a brush of lips against a...

Under The Radar review
16.01.15

Terrible World is the band's first studio LP since 2011's The King Is Dead, and it reveals a band older, wiser, and less reliant on the quirks and gimmicks of earlier releases...

Punk News review
27.04.15

2015 is a big year for indie rock, with the returns of Modest Mouse and Death Cab For Cutie, as well as strong showings from The Mountain Goats and Arcade Fire’s Will Butler...

The Quietus review
10.01.15

Glasgow dreamers in pursuit of perfect pop, The Orchids long ago summed up their mission in the title of their final album for Sarah Records, 1994's Striving For The Lazy...