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Under The Radar review
16.05.17

For legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the value in creative engagement is bending and transitional, derived from different inspirations at each new point of departure.  More

Clash review
16.11.16

A fascinating, disorienting blend of naivety and harsh futurism...

Under The Radar review
16.11.16

Post-rock bastions MONO have always succeeded in forming swells of long form, spirit-purging orchestra that confronts upheaval. More

Clash review
09.11.16

A strong debut from a talent difficult to define...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

JuJu is Gioele Valenti, a Sicilian psych rock musician whose previous projects have included Lay Llamas. But while this last incarnation of his muse sounded classically cosmic and...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

In applying live drums to a noise-based set-up, it can sometimes sound as though the musicians involved are attempting to nail down water. Noise is pliable, malleable. It oozes...

Clash review
27.10.16

Let’s go on a Kero Kero journey...

Clash review
13.09.16

An enormously broad, yet also taut, creative debut set...

Punk News review
27.07.15

Japan's toe have always been one of the most dynamic, complex, musically intricate bands on the indie scene. Priding themselves on an infusion of math and post-rock, their songs...

Punk News review
23.07.15

Every now and then, a record comes and sweeps you off your feet. Leaves you breathless and wanting more. We could all do with more days like these, right? Jump to Ohio's Annabel...

Punk News review
25.06.15

Koji's one of my favorite solo acts around. There's something about his minimal, sincere approach to indie rock that sits well with me. I've never been disappointed with any of...

The Quietus review
29.01.15

Richard Smith doesn't really like talking about his music. "I'm terrible at this," he tells me by email, when I contact him to try and obtain a bit of insider info on his debut...

NME review
23.09.14

A blissed-out continuation in cosmic pop from the New York bedroom composer

NME review
10.09.14

Tokyo trio show their superhuman endurance to rival the krautrock greats

The Quietus review
19.09.14

There are times when what the ears hear doesn't always square up with what the eyes see. Take, for example, the case of Ed Milliband every time he pops up on the TV. While the...

Punk News review
21.07.14

WAG is a fairly unusual rock band these days in that they don't have one genre as much as they tossed them into a blender: rock, country, blues, punk, all of them mixed together...

Spotinews recomendation
02.07.14

Evening. Experimental rock anyone? If yes, please check out the wild new album by OOIOO and enjoy! (Note: My next update will be on Saturday!) OOIOO – GamelFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
20.08.14

The name OOIOO was an organic and happy accident. Yoshimi, drummer and founder member of Boredoms came upon the name for the band she fronts by appropriating a doodle by Boredoms...

Under The Radar review
07.07.14

First things first: how do you feel about gamelan? Are you keen on malleted metallophones? Take note of this album's title and know that you are in for a heavy dosage. More

Insound review
24.06.14

Driven by laser tight production and carried by the undeniable voice of front-woman Josie Claire Bürkle, Claire’s sound is a child of the internet, its music a pulsating...

The Quietus review
17.06.14

Second Launch, Swedish duo Bremen's maiden voyage on Blackest Ever Black and the follow-up to their self-titled debut, is meant to evoke "nothing less than the vast emptiness of...

NME review
12.05.14

The Japanese psych rockers get more tuneful, but still sound bonkers

Insound review
27.05.14

Enlightenment activists from far east psychedelic underground.Bo Ningen are from Tokyo, Gunmma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, but all met in London.In 2006 Taigen (vocal & bass) met Kohhei...

The Quietus review
16.05.14

Bo Ningen have made "a sound" out of not having one, or rather via a saturation of gloriously overwhelming noise and ideas that converge in an organised, yet frantic way. In fact...

Insound review
06.05.14

Reissue of debut album now at a cheaper price as current album The Age of Fracture is getting great press in all the major magazines. Cymbals is Dan, Jack, Neil and Sean. Some of...

TapeFear recommendation
16.04.14

Tomonari Nozaki/UNKNOWNjp brings ghostly ambient loops from another world.

NME review
14.04.14

Praised by Nirvana and influenced by the Ramones, the trio take a break from family life to record their twentieth album

The Line of Best Fit review
11.03.14

An refreshingly laid-back debut from a band clearly keen to experiment.

NME review
31.03.14

Franco-Scottish duo dial things back to the mischief of early Wild Beasts with a little help from Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry

Insound review
11.03.14

Kent, Ohio’s Annabel is a band without quit. Having formed in 2005, they have seen a lot and been a lot of places — old enough to understand and appreciate all they have done, but...

Insound review
11.02.14

One of the most beloved and critically-acclaimed bands of the late 90s, Cibo Matto pioneered post-genre freakout long before the digital shuffle. Spiking their artful pop songs...

Under The Radar review
14.02.14

Cibo Matto break their 15-year hiatus following Stereo Type A with this return album on former member Sean Lennon's Chimera label. Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda have kept themselves...

The Quietus review
14.02.14

Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda have never been ones to go with the flow. Their 1996 debut album, Viva! La Woman, was a food-obsessed avant-rap record that dared to be ridiculous at...

NME review
27.01.14

A record of fun and gravitas from the London band

Under The Radar review
10.02.14

This new four-piece from London toss electro-psych, DFA-esque disco, and warbling synth-pop into a sack, shake them up, and dump it all out into a jumbled heap. More

Insound review
04.02.14

The long-awaited new album from Cymbals, The Age Of Fracture , is named after a book by Princeton academic, Daniel T. Rodgers, which addresses the fragmentation of ideas towards...

Insound review
11.01.14

Various live tracks assembled circa 1973-1987. As news of the new rock music made it to Japan from the UK and the USA, mostly via rock magazines and music papers, with most LPs...

Punk News review
11.12.13

Koji has always impressed upon me deeply. His music and words grind away and rile inner turmoil because of how evocative they are. His acoustic medleys strip you down to the bare...

Insound review
21.11.13

Unbeknownst to most, a wrinkle in the spacetime continuum links Iowa to Jamaica on the Astral Plane. Iowan dub guru Aru presents his debut long- player entitled DPV3.5 (Dub Plate...

Insound review
02.10.13

Butterfly Case is Cuushe’s brand new breath-taking second full length album, coming four years after her beautiful debut Red Rocket Telepathy and the subsequent Girl You Know That...

Spotinews recomendation
14.12.13

Hi there. Here’s a stellar album by Cuushe that slipped under my radar when it was released earlier this year: Genre: dream pop. Enjoy! Cuushe – Butterfly CaseFiled under: 2013...