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Punk News review
19.08.14

Prawn have always been one of those ensembles whose musical spread shimmered as a sound on the cusp of greatness. Their knack for rendering such organic, sincere tones in their...

Clash review
19.08.14

Tender balladry, falsetto euphoria, bitter angst, thwarted loss and befuddled bewilderment...

Insound review
19.08.14

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s highly anticipated new album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to get here, but it was absolutely worth the...

Punk News review
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Emipre! Empire! I Was A Lonely Estate is one of the most heartwarming and endearing records this year -- minimal but filled to the brim with a quiet energy that disarms you. The...

Clash review
18.08.14

Drenched in trademark rosy glow, it’s all tender and consolatory...

Under The Radar review
18.08.14

For post-millennial indie's resident Harvard-educated polymaths, Justin Rice and Christian Rudder—the driving duo behind Bishop Allen—this persistently-upbeat pop project is just...

Insound review
19.08.14

The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out , is here at last. Here's what went into it: ten years, three full-lengths, twelve EPs, thousands of shows, a move out of Brooklyn, a new...

NME review
18.08.14

The Mancunian arena-fillers' follow-up to their best album won't win over the naysayers

NME review
18.08.14

Baltimore band lack cohesion on their fourth LP

Insound review
19.08.14

Albumin is the band’s first album since 2010’s acclaimed Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise, and their first for Bella Union, initiating a new chapter in a story marked by triumph and...

Spotinews recomendation
16.08.14

Good evening friends. Why not give the new album by The Pharmacy a try? It’s quite good. Genre: psych pop/rock. Enjoy! The Pharmacy – SpellsFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Punk News review
15.08.14

Some albums leave that mark on you, something forever etched, imprinting words that showed why music is and will always be...a science, an art, a labor of love...and simply put...

Punk News review
14.08.14

It's October 2005 and I'm in a log cabin called the Olde Club in Swarthmore, Pa. watching the Mountain Goats perform. Singer/songwriter John Darnielle is enjoying some of the best...

NME review
13.08.14

Another solid effort from the persistently exciters shoegazers

Punk News review
12.08.14

Weezer made it safe for nerds in rock music in the '90s. Rock and roll has always been a cool man's game. Elvis' sexy hip shakin', Mick Jagger's stage swaggering, Robert Plant's...

NME review
11.08.14

Futureheads and Golden Virgins' drummers provide a timewarp to slip into

Under The Radar review
08.08.14

he sixth full-length from Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp is a Rosebuds album only in name. Instead, Sand + Silence might be better understood as the product of a veritable indie...

Insound review
05.08.14

Arkells will release their third full-length album through Dine Alone Records on August 5, 2014. Named after a street in their native Hamilton, Ontario, the juno award winning...

Under The Radar review
04.08.14

Bear in Heaven's last outing, 2012's I Love You, It's Cool, completed a four-album cycle that slowly refined and streamlined these Brooklynites' unpredictable blend of pop and...

NME review
06.08.14

Brooklynites strip things back on their fourth effort

Spotinews recomendation
05.08.14

Hello friends. The new album by Bear in Heaven is now available all over Europe and in the US. Genre: electronic/rock. Enjoy! Bear in Heaven – Time Is Over One Day OldFiled under...

Insound review
05.08.14

Bear In Heaven's new album is aptly titled Time Is Over One Day Old . It's a record with a visceral relationship to time and its processes. Where invulnerability and ambition can...

Spotinews recomendation
04.08.14

Hey. The stellar debut album by Mozart’s Sister just arrived to Spotify. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (Note: It should, as usual, be added for US listeners one day later. It is...

NME review
05.08.14

The Canadian one-woman band specialises in exuberant, joyous pop

Insound review
05.08.14

Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her...

The Quietus review
31.07.14

Cosines have found the magic formula that indie pop has been dreaming of – a winning combination of Pulp and Belle & Sebastian, seasoned with swathes of Stereolab. Refreshingly...

Spotinews recomendation
29.07.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Stardeath and White Dwarfs and enjoy! Stardeath and White Dwarfs – WastoidFiled...

NME review
28.07.14

Straight to the point synth-rock thrills

Under The Radar review
14.08.14

Synth-rock acts, once heralded as the leading edge of indie, now face a challenge from critics and followers of underground music. As the genre has gone mainstream, its most...

Insound review
29.07.14

True Loves won Hooray For Earth a well-deserved round of huzzahs from all of the key tastemakers. Following up a critically acclaimed debut album, Noel Heroux plotted the band’s...

NME review
24.07.14

Former next big things step out of the shadows with final offcuts compilation

Clash review
24.07.14

Showcasing a clear desire to tinker with the formula...

The Quietus review
12.08.14

You can never predict what's going to be an ear worm. You're unsuspecting and they sneak up on you. And then, before you know it, it's taken over. After a month of listening to...

Spotinews recomendation
08.08.14

Hello. I was away from home yesterday, which meant I wasn’t able to update the blog. Anyhow, here is the new album by Spoon. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: Don’t...

NME review
04.08.14

Four years after their surprise success, the Texan five-piece are back with a cult album in the making

Under The Radar review
01.08.14

With a career spanning almost 20 years, the members of Spoon are gradually emerging as the grand old men of indie rock. For most acts, notching up nearly two decades together...

Punk News review
22.07.14

I remember reading Punknews way way back, when I was still at secondary school, and seeing a story about a band called Museum Mouth giving away their demo, much to my...

The Quietus review
22.07.14

You know when celebrities get interviewed about their deep love of a book or album or other piece of media? Often, they'll demonstrate the depth of that love by saying that they...

NME review
21.07.14

'60s American classics resurrected by Austin psych group

NME review
21.07.14

Powerful Canadian two-piece return gallant and ambitious on their third album

Spotinews recomendation
23.07.14

Evening. I just got back. Here is a quick update. I’ll be back tomorrow with more updates. Enjoy PS I Love You! (Genre: pop/rock.) (UK version here.) PS I Love You – For Those Who...

NME review
21.07.14

Pumped-up riffs and swagger from Bath's own blues brothers

Alt Press review
16.07.14

Insound review
29.07.14

Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car in the Disneyland parking lot?the kind of beginning California dreams are made of. Their first self-titled album in 2011 exploded...

NME review
28.07.14

Californian quartet Joyce Manor thrive on strong punk influence in their third studio album

Punk News review
22.07.14

Joyce Manor is straight to the point. Always were. Always will be. Never Hungover Again doesn't deviate from that plan. It sticks to their stylistic guns but also decides to foray...

NME review
21.07.14

Cali punks pay homage to Green Day and The Replacements on third album

Under The Radar review
15.07.14

Greg Cartwright finds a new home on Merge for the latest incarnation of Reigning Sound, and continues his heart-on-the-sleeve, southern-fried mining of '50s and '60s R&B, '60s...

Spotinews recomendation
15.07.14

Hello. The new album by Reigning Sound is a delight. Genre: rock. Enjoy! Reigning Sound – ShatteredFiled under: 2014, Rock