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Clash review
14.04.15

A regeneration, an accessible triumph...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

One of the striking things about Glasgow's music scene – and the wider musical community in Scotland – is the camaraderie between bands. There's room for a multitude of genres and...

The Quietus review
02.04.15

The triumphant return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor with 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! was an odd move. The biggest threat to modern culture is the remake/rehash/revive...

Punk News review
27.03.15

Zu is an Italian extreme instrumental act that has cultivated a cult following over the past 15 years and it’s not without reason. It’s not without reason that they’ve gained a...

Under The Radar review
04.02.15

John Carpenter's image has long been that of a highly individualistic master craftsman with a throwback sensibility. In addition to directing, he's often written his own scripts...

The Quietus review
09.02.15

John Carpenter presents a curious anomaly. Primarily known for contributing to the re-energisation of the horror film that took place during the 1970s and early 1980s, it could...

Spotinews recomendation
04.12.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some post-rock? If so, please check out this recent album by Tired Tape Machine and enjoy! Tired Tape Machine – Not HereFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
24.11.14

There's a long tradition of twangy guitar-slingers mixing blues, jazz and early rock & roll to create a gothic stew of brooding melodies and voodoo rhythms – but Dans Dans, an...

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.14

Hello friends. Anyone in the mood for some psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Rhyton and enjoy! Rhyton – KykeonFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
18.12.14

It's nearly the end of 2014, and the great psych/kraut butter mountain still continues to grow, groaning under an immense weight of re-heated raga riffs, reverbed vocals and...

XLR8R review
04.11.14

Over the past few years, Arca (a.k.a. Alejandro Ghersi) has quickly become the poster boy for a clued-in generation of internet producers who pay equal regard to DJ Mustard and...

TapeFear recommendation
04.12.14

Woozy nightmarish electronic music from Arca. Love it.

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Evening. The excellent debut album by Arca was added to Spotify last week. Genre: experimental electronic. Enjoy! (US version here.) Arca – XenFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Clash review
07.11.14

A captivating reaching of pained highs and battered lows…

The Quietus review
06.11.14

Assuming there's still something resembling a book twenty years from now, someone is b-b-b-bound to write one about the making of Yeezus, Kanye West's ultramodern hip-hop protest...

Punk News review
04.11.14

When the most melodic post-rock ambience and experimental shoegaze clash with thundering guitars and smashing drums, you get something that shakes you to the very core. You get...

Clash review
30.10.14

Competent instrumental rock that doesn't muck about...

Spotinews recomendation
24.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

The Quietus review
28.11.14

You know when you come across one of those albums that just sounds brilliant; a thrilling, visceral, jump-up-and-down slab of heavy dynamics and gut-punching grooves? It's like it...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

NME review
30.09.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone

NME review
03.12.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone

The Quietus review
23.09.14

Volume X is an album title which is both descriptive and prescriptive. It's the tenth album by Trans Am, but also the volume at which their expansive music is best played at. They...

Insound review
16.09.14

Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule...

Clash review
30.09.14

Thrilling third LP from Texan instrumentalists...

Spotinews recomendation
17.09.14

Hello there. Here is the ambitious new album by This Will Destroy You. Gerne: post-rock. Enjoy! This Will Destroy You – Another LanguageFiled under: 2014, Rock

Clash review
11.09.14

Stunning music from a bleak state of mind...

Clash review
11.09.14

It goes big, and keeps growing, until swollen hearts burst...

Insound review
25.08.14

The Bad Plus’ tenth studio recording (and first collection of original material since 2012’s Made Possible ), Inevitable Western continues the leaderless trio’s committed belief...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Evening. Let’s go for some modern jazz. This new album was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Enjoy The Bad Plus! The Bad Plus – Inevitable WesternFiled under: 2014, Jazz

Spotinews recomendation
29.08.14

Evening. Let’s go for some modern jazz. This new album was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Enjoy The Bad Plus! The Bad Plus – Inevitable WesternFiled under: 2014, Jazz

Punk News review
20.08.14

PEARS is an up and coming hardcore punk band from New Orleans, Louisiana that released their debut album, Go To Prison in late June. If you are a listener of Off With Their Heads...

Insound review
05.08.14

Arriving in March 1999 with an album cover that referenced The Exorcist and a title scalped from a well-known Glasgow gang slogan, you’d have expected Mogwai’s ‘Come On Die Young...

Spotinews recomendation
01.08.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the relaxing new album by Land Observations. Genre: ambient/instrumental rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Land Observations – The Grand...

NME review
04.08.14

A warm but underwhelming listen from James Brooks

TapeFear recommendation
28.07.14

Transport yourself somewhere else with this celestial ambient release from 36.

Insound review
08.07.14

Refining John Lemke’s blend of prepared piano and field recordings with hand-crafted beats and swampy bass lines, this deeply moody and danceable release bends genres with...

Insound review
08.07.14

After an impromptu heavy psych jam at SXSW left the crowd stunned and breathless, J Mascis and Earthless were asked to play the main stage of the Roadburn Festival in Holland...

NME review
02.07.14

Glaswegians' third album strikes a richer and denser blow

The Quietus review
14.07.14

For some reason often described as 'proggy', likened to Mogwai (they're on Mogwai's label Rock Action) and/or seen as a slightly whimsical solo project, Remember Remember torch...

The Quietus review
18.06.14

Toil and triumph characterised the last album from Finnish instrumental momentum rockers Siinai. Olympic Games traded exclusively and beautifully on the idea that hard work reaps...

NME review
18.06.14

Horror synths and drones inspired by a trip to the supermarket