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The Quietus review
22.10.15

??Whether the cunning realisation of unquenchable creative vision or restlessness captured and let loose for the sake of it, releasing three studio albums in as many years can be...

The Quietus review
19.10.15

Brevity is a much-admired quality in punk and post-punk circles. A friend of mine with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Dutch underground, and who sings in a band, puts it thus...

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...

Under The Radar review
24.09.15

So after the fights, the recriminations, and the bitter bile subside, a brand new New Order album surfaces. From the outside looking in, there's a touch of Pink Floyd circa 1987...

Clash review
28.09.15

A stately if hardly revolutionary return...

Under The Radar review
03.09.15

Whether you think the world needs another Public Image Ltd record depends entirely on how you feel about John Lydon. The cantankerous master antagonist rarely invokes an...

The Quietus review
10.09.15

January 1978, and the garb of Johnny Rotten no longer fits the Sex Pistols frontman. His dilated stare, previously a mere accompaniment to the latest McClaren/Westwood 'Sex...

Punk News review
04.09.15

It's an era of seemingly endless reunions, as long-dead bands are rising from the grave, whether to headline festivals for a quick payday or set off on one last tour to feel young...

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
01.09.15

Post-punk is a fairly fashionable genre to dig from right now (though, I guess it has been for about 15 years or so). A handful of bands are wearing the genre signifiers well, but...

Clash review
11.08.15

A truly terrifying pop album...

Punk News review
23.07.15

White Reaper Does It Again is 100-percent correct. If you were a fan of their previous EP, with it's poppy garage lean seasoned with curly keyboard lines, then good news: here's...

Punk News review
10.07.15

If you're familiar with the previous output from Nervosas, you probably weren't too surprised when the band joined the Dirtnap Records roster. Their straightfoward, melodic punk...

Punk News review
10.07.15

New York post-hardcore outfit, Self Defense Family, have come in for a lot of heat recently with tags like 'pretentious' and 'boring' being thrown their way. I see them more as...

Under The Radar review
03.07.15

Era collects everything obscure post-punks In Camera recorded during their original 1978—1981 run. This amounts to a few singles, a Peel session, demos, and a handful of live...

The Quietus review
24.06.15

The Danish indie label Crunchy Frog is one of those slightly off-kilter institutions that never slotted easily into any contemporary music fashions or spaces. Starting in the mid...

Punk News review
12.06.15

"'Green Flowers, Blue Fish' was originally recorded for the Keanu Reeves movie Johnny Mnemonic.” Quoted above is a short sentence from the Wikipedia page for this album, one of...

Punk News review
03.06.15

Matt Skiba is a cult hero. I say that proudly as someone with a heart and skull embedded deeply into my right arm. For almost two decades, he’s written some of the most...

The Quietus review
25.05.15

Fall gigs over the past year or so have seen the band on form, aided and abetted by a second drummer who seemed to be treating his kit as a means of overcoming a nervous...

Punk News review
18.06.15

Most reviews for records by The Fall usually start with something about the band's ever-shifting lineup, with musicians coming and going at a furious pace with the enigmatic Mark...

Punk News review
19.05.15

Let's get this out of the way: Ceremony's sound has evolved. If you thought Zoo was a departure from Rohnert Park, or that Rohnert Park was a departure from Still Nothing Moves...

The Quietus review
17.04.15

Originally forming as an excuse to go for a mid-week pint down the local Wetherspoons in their home town of Nottingham, Grey Hairs soon became less of an excuse to get pissed on a...

The Quietus review
13.04.15

It's often difficult to pinpoint how exactly self-awareness is communicated through music, but when it's there, it's tangible. For Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, it's the factor that...

The Quietus review
10.04.15

I'm aware that the urban dictionary defines 'farage' as "to masturbate in an angry or confused way using unconventional stimuli," and that the estimable Mark Thomas has been...

Under The Radar review
02.06.15

There is something slightly odd about a band's 14th studio album, 38 years on from their debut release, being self-titled. It is almost certainly unintentional, but there's a...

Under The Radar review
01.04.15

On their new album Escape from Evil, it appears as if the Baltimore-based quartet Lower Dens have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.  More

The Quietus review
26.03.15

There is a danger in consigning a geographical girdle to an artist's output, the relentless tendency toward defining a city's 'sound' proving no more useful than, say, the music...

Punk News review
26.02.15

The year 1977 proved to be a landmark for punk rock, before the year was out classic albums such as Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, Leave Home, Damned Damned...

Punk News review
25.02.15

With the release of their latest album, What Happens Next, Gang of Four find them reduced to one original member in guitarist Andy Gill. Jon King left the band after the release...

Under The Radar review
25.02.15

Gang of Four returned to relevance in 2010 with Content, and now they've followed it up with What Happens Next, an album that sets out to answer its own titular question. More

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...

The Quietus review
16.01.15

Viet Cong count two members of Calgary-based ex-band Women among their number. Band in "emerging from other band's ashes" shocker, etc. Of course, this is not a piece of...

Punk News review
07.02.15

There have been quite a few good to great, heavily hyped post-punk albums the past few years (Iceage, Merchandise, Parquet Courts) but few as genuinely experimental and stormy as...

The Quietus review
15.12.14

Five years after 2009's Landing, Githead's fourth album picks up pretty much where they left off, with no noticeable discontinuity, but with a few new spins on their already...

The Quietus review
15.11.14

Tabs are open and closed before twitching eyes, the mind gorging on each beatific hit of subsequent inane information, before the sickness resumes and it desperately probes the...

The Quietus review
12.11.14

If Half Man Half Biscuit did not exist, it would be imperative to invent them. Since their formation nearly 30 years ago, their presence has been a necessity. In essence the...

NME review
08.10.14

The Danish nihilists obliterate their past on brutal third album

NME review
03.12.14

The Danish nihilists obliterate their past on brutal third album

Punk News review
24.10.14

In some ways, Iceage's Plowing into the Field of Love is a kinder, gentler beast than its predecessor, 2013's You're Nothing. It finds the group hopping from genre to genre...

Clash review
15.10.14

Woefully lacking in coherency, and fails as its makers’ next evolution…

Alt Press review
14.10.14

Spotinews recomendation
09.10.14

Hey. The intense new album by Iceage was recently added to Spotify. Genre: alternative rock/post-punk. Enjoy! Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of LoveFiled under: 2014, Rock