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Under The Radar review
yesterday

Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie's newest album and the follow-up to 2011's Codes and Keys, takes its title from the Japanese art of piecing broken pottery back together; this is...

Punk News review
today

Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism stands out in the body of their past as the main novel amid a plethora of coming-of-age stories. It felt like a culmination of a series of...

Under The Radar review
28.03.15

There's a common phrase placed on art: "a meditation on death," which makes both the art and the act of grieving and realization of mortality seem like a gentle breeze. More

Punk News review
17.03.15

Barcelona, Spain's Mourn openly cite PJ Harvey as a major influence of theirs. While other '90s bands such as Sleater-Kinney and to a lesser extent Exile In Guyville-era Liz Phair...

Clash review
16.03.15

An excellent return...

Under The Radar review
17.03.15

Modest Mouse return from years of silence with maturity and sophistication, but maintain their established patterns of building worlds within their songs. Strangers to Ourselves...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Melbourne is proving to be quite the fertile ground for punk bands lately. The city previously known for the grim post-punk of The Birthday Party and the goofy pop punk of Bodyjar...

Under The Radar review
10.03.15

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially...

Under The Radar review
09.03.15

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially...

Clash review
05.03.15

Impressive solo effort from Arcade Fire mainstay...

Under The Radar review
06.03.15

As the lesser-known sibling of indie rock royalty, Will Butler has it made. Away from his brother Win's every-day obligations of leading one of the globe's most revered bands, the...

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...

Clash review
16.02.15

...a bold and profoundly independent return

Under The Radar review
16.02.15

A Place to Bury Strangers' noisy fuzz is its trademark. On the trio's fourth album, Transfixiation, this working noise-rock formula is not much changed. Taking cues from the...

Punk News review
05.03.15

A Place to Bury Strangers, the Brooklyn noise-rock trio, have shot to the top of my list of bands to see live. Just check out this picture of frontman and guitarist Oliver...

The Quietus review
26.02.15

A Place To Bury Strangers is a band with a reputation. A mythology has started to follow the Brooklyn trio: the custom-built pedals, the dizzyingly loud live show, the obvious...

Punk News review
07.02.15

Slack rock bands have been making a comeback for a few years now. It’s cool to be 90’s again. We’re drowning in fuzz! Menace Beach, for better or worse, is no exception to the...

Under The Radar review
05.02.15

With their new album We Are Undone, Two Gallants have found a method that complements the bombastic, torn-up country immediacy that earned the band initial attention, as well as...

Punk News review
03.02.15

Murder By Death are releasing the latest chapter in their beautiful, unique and haunting tome. Rooted in gothic Americana, storytelling and wanderlust Big Dark Love is a powerful...

Punk News review
01.02.15

For a band that enjoys a multitude of connections to musicians of quality pedigree, The Gunshy continues to be fairly unknown. Silent Songs boasts help from Jeff Rosenstock (BTMI...

Under The Radar review
30.01.15

Since going solo, Gaz Coombes, erstwhile frontperson of Britpop's forgotten sons, Supergrass, has not tried to cling to his youth or to recreate his former group's pogo-ready...

The Quietus review
30.01.15

Of all of their contemporaries, Supergrass were always the most instinctive and least contrived of bands. Still in their teens by the time of the release of their debut, I Should...

Under The Radar review
26.01.15

Six albums into their career, Pond is still known by most as that other psych-rock band from Australia.  More

The Quietus review
06.02.15

Man, It Feels Like Space Again, the sixth album in seven years from Tame Impala cohorts Pond, is the sound of a band gloriously, fantastically and unashamedly in love with their...

Punk News review
21.01.15

“To us, the beautiful! And to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out,” declares Franz Nicolay in the first seconds of “To Us, The Beautiful!,” the title track of Nicolay’s...

Clash review
20.01.15

The perfect accompaniment to bashing away the January blues…

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...

Punk News review
18.01.15

“Simpsons season 3 and a thing of hummus” are the first lyrics heard on Rozwell Kid’s self-described “slacker/indie power-pop” record, Too Shabby. The line directly supports the...

Clash review
16.01.15

Suspend the betting: this is the rock album of 2015...

Under The Radar review
22.01.15

In the chorus of "A New Wave," halfway through Sleater-Kinney's new comeback album, No Cities to Love, Carrie Brownstein sings "No one here is taking notice/No outline will ever...

The Quietus review
21.01.15

If surprise albums are starting to seem de rigueur, I, for one, am glad that in this age of social media babble, there still exists the opportunity to get stupidly excited. Even...

Punk News review
20.01.15

It’s been ten years since the last Sleater-Kinney release (2005’s The Woods) and nine years since their unexpected hiatus was announced. There was no public blowup nor stints in...

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...

Under The Radar review
07.01.15

OK Go may always be known for their endlessly brilliant and creative music videos, but taken on its own, their music stands as probably our best approximation of the kind of once...

Punk News review
05.01.15

This is my first review for the year and I'm pretty glad that it's one that shoved all my doubts about this particular band right out the door. I have always found Shinobu to be a...

Punk News review
23.12.14

We Were Promised Jetpacks have been monstrous in the past. These Four Walls and In the Pit of the Stomach are two records I felt deserved much more attention than they garnered...

Under The Radar review
10.12.14

Pixies' Doolittle has officially reached the quarter-century mark, meaning the record is old enough to rent a car, get wasted on its own post-punk nihilism, and drive that car...

Punk News review
07.12.14

A triumphant return. That's the best way to sum up Pompeii's Loom. A six-year absence hasn't slowed their wheels down one bit and if there ever was an album to show how much these...