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The Quietus review
27.04.17

There is something about London’s bruised cultists Part Chimp that has always harboured both jaw-shattering awe and tightrope-teetering ridiculousness. The unapologetic, from-the...

The Quietus review
18.03.17

Your favourite voraciously prolific cottage industry of errant noise art reveals its latest fugitive deformity. Now comprised of founding member Nate Young, John ‘Inzane’ Olson...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

With Undertow, Michigan lifers Wolf Eyes turn in their best in a decade, scraping off past aural gunk to reveal an icy unease owing as much to Terje Rypdal and Ligeti as to their...

Clash review
24.02.17

A cesspit of thick masculine riffage and uncompromising grit...

Under The Radar review
25.01.17

When Japandroids were recording their latest album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, it would have been hard for them to conceive of the environment into which the album would...

Spotinews recomendation
27.01.17

Howdy. Like I wrote before I will be away from home for a week and a half. There will hopefully be updates, but no guarantees. Anyhow, in the third and final update today, here is...

Clash review
26.01.17

Canadian duo break their silence by settling into a happy sense of adult cynicism...

The Quietus review
20.01.17

The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the...

The Quietus review
22.11.16

The Netherlands has a long and quietly glorious tradition of tough-sounding, alternative noise acts. I could name a host of artists that have shaken my tree over the years; acts...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Covering another artist's work is an age-old concern, either riding on coattails or bastardising a standard composition and wrestling it into a unique form. Sometimes it can be a...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Andrew Savage works through tough emotions on the title track to the new Parquet Courts record. He questions his own emotional sincerity after a breakup and parses whether his...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Ever since the release of Deerhoof vs. Evil in 2009, the normally rambunctious San Francisco ensemble has seemed somewhat restrained. The improvisation that punctuated Milk Man...

Clash review
09.11.16

A remarkable closing chapter for the project's current iteration...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

It's been constant flux for Cymbals Eat Guitars since they seemingly came out of nowhere in 2009 with the excellent Why There Are Mountains.  More

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The four members of Preoccupations could make a strong case against the argument that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Scattered public roiling over their former name Viet...

Spotinews recomendation
30.10.16

Hello. The new album by Marching Church was added to Spotify two days ago. Genre: alternative/experimental rock. Enjoy! Marching Church – Telling It Like It IsFiled under: 2016...

The Quietus review
03.12.15

For the past decade or so, maybe more, Ramleh on record has been, essentially, a power electronics outfit. The duo includes founder Gary Mundy (also the man behind Broken Flag...

Under The Radar review
12.11.15

In a really clever, niche and in no way accidental manner, Wavves might have come up with the perfect allegory for modern life with their fifth studio album, V. After all, back in...

Clash review
02.11.15

Deeply haunting, sombre and interesting...

Under The Radar review
06.10.15

Girl Band by name, girl band by nature? Not this one. The Irish quartet are all male purveyors of guttural noise punk whose debut LP Holding Hands With Jamie is as searing as it...

Clash review
28.09.15

A savage, snarling beast of a record...

The Quietus review
22.09.15

By naming his third album Battle Of Brisbane, Matt Kennedy is making a statement. Not that he is shy of taking a stance – his previous two LPs under his Kitchen's Floor guise...

The Quietus review
14.09.15

By the mid-90s, I'd pretty much lost touch with American alt rock. Grunge had been well and truly co-opted, while all the papers wanted to write about over here was Britpop. As a...

Punk News review
04.09.15

Dogs On Acid embody a lot of Philly and it's been pretty obvious in how their four band members contributed to the emo revival over there. They've all been part of bands like...

Punk News review
02.09.15

Wild Moth's Over, Again was an album I felt deserved more fanfare in 2013. These San Francisco rockers have a pretty big appeal via their eclectic blend of post-punk, shoegaze and...

Punk News review
02.09.15

Deaf Wish are a group of musicians in Australia who seem to pass the microphone to whomever is willing to hold it. Pain sees the band utilizing their varied vocal stylings in the...

The Quietus review
17.09.15

Sometimes playing a couple of gigs means exactly that. Now on their fourth album, Melbourne malcontents Deaf Wish are still finding disparate ways to air their anachronistic wares...

Clash review
11.08.15

A truly terrifying pop album...

Punk News review
11.08.15

Sharkmuffin self describes their sound as “noise-punk meets psychedelic power pop” and, over the course of their debut LP Chartreuse, they hit each of these marks. Tarra Thiessen...

Punk News review
15.07.15

A spontaneous collaboration on a Monday morning is just what the doctor ordered. More so if it's from Cloud Nothings' frontman, Dylan Baldi, and Wavves frontman, Nathan Williams...

Punk News review
05.07.15

The Hussy deliver an album of pure psych punk with Galore. It’s an album that gives the best of both worlds, all the things to love about psychedelic rock (tambourines, guitar...

Punk News review
19.06.15

If you're looking for noise, distortion and a bunch of pit-starters, then you're looking for Fight Amp. The only album I ever took in from them was 2008's Hungry For Nothing and I...

Punk News review
16.06.15

It takes about, oh, 60 seconds of listening to this album before you realize that the title is purely in jest. This is around the time vocalist Jesse Matthewson starts spouting...