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Clash review
yesterday

Impressive solo effort from Arcade Fire mainstay...

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
yesterday

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...

Punk News review
05.12.14

As Defeater's Derek Archambault crowdsourced funding to tend to his health issues, Thank You emerged as one of the rewards and as the title says, as a token of appreciation for...

Under The Radar review
02.12.14

The world doesn't realize how much it needs Deerhoof until a new Deerhoof album appears. More

The Quietus review
02.12.14

In Australia, it barely blipped when Ned Collette & Wirewalker launched their third record, Networking In Purgatory, in April. After spending some time in the bush with "the...

Clash review
17.11.14

Imperfect, obviously, but still absolutely bloody essential...

Punk News review
25.11.14

26 years ago, after playing only ten shows together, Fugazi decided to make a cassette tape to distribute free for their earliest fans to enjoy and share with others between gigs...

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.14

Hey. For the first time in ages my top album of the week is available on a Monday. Genre: indie rock. Read some reviews and enjoy TV on the Radio! (US version here.) TV on the...

Under The Radar review
26.11.14

There are, according to the Internet's cod psychology, somewhere between five and seven stages of grief. Regardless of scientific accuracy, it is unlikely that any of the stages...

The Quietus review
20.11.14

TV On The Radio emerged 15 years ago at a time when a certain idea of Brooklyn (and New York in general) was becoming fashionable – gritty, druggy, louche, guitar-centric – yet...

Clash review
20.11.14

The welcome return of a still-essential band...

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.14

Howdy folks. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Paperhead. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! The Paperhead – Africa AvenueFiled under: 2014, Pop

Under The Radar review
13.11.14

Hold My Home moves in several directions at once, each with varying degrees of success. The celebratory New Wave drive of "Hotel Anywhere" and the title track suit Cold War Kids...

Punk News review
11.11.14

The Jazz June's pretty much shaken the tags of the past. That about sums up After the Earthquake. It's the record that separates them from the younger, more pensive days. Familiar...

The Quietus review
07.11.14

I have always been drawn to the music of Tindersticks and been deeply affected by war memorials; beyond that and a certain mournfulness, the two would seem to have little else in...