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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

Punk News review
08.10.14

San Francisco-based singer/guitarist Kevin Tecon's played in a host of post-punk and shoegaze bands, but the one with the most obvious correlation to his current project was Veil...

Insound review
09.09.14

When informed that Wire were planning to reissue Document and Eyewitness , Rough Trade boss Geoff Travis (who released the original vinyl version in 1981) commented that the band...

Insound review
09.09.14

The newly found unreleased album recorded across two winter time sessions at Nikkis favourite recording studio Woodbine Studios in Leamington Spa.

NME review
08.09.14

Only Steve Albini's production lets down this dramatic third from the gothic Brighton trio

Under The Radar review
18.09.14

"Press Heavenwards" opens A New Nature with three minutes of beautifully spacious and dark atmospherics before the meat of the song even begins; this slow burn intro echoes Pink...

The Quietus review
12.09.14

At the tail end of 2010, nestled amongst the annual assemblage of tepid mediocrity that is the "BBC Sound Of" list, you may have spotted Brighton trio Esben And The Witch. Having...

Insound review
09.09.14

The third album from Esben and the Witch and their second release of 2014 after a split with Thought Forms in April.

Under The Radar review
05.09.14

Death to Interpol. Death to all neo-baritone-core. Death to The National. Death to Editors. If you really wanted to take a leaf out of Joy Division's book, you all should've...

The Quietus review
18.09.14

There is one line on El Pintor, Interpol's fifth new album that cuts right to the quick. Paul Banks, summoning a falsetto mightier than anything we've heard from him before...

Spotinews recomendation
10.09.14

Hi. I’m not sure what to write in this space (never been much of a fan of this band). Anyhow, enjoy the new Interpol album! (Genre: indie rock.) (Edit: After listening to a few...

Insound review
09.09.14

El Pintor is Interpol's fifth and most exhilarating studio album. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. In contrast with previous records, Interpol...

Under The Radar review
04.09.14

Peter Murphy first made his name as the frontman for Bauhaus, the prototypical goth rock band. All these years later, Murphy still sings like David Bowie's evil twin and can erect...

Insound review
02.09.14

Announcing Overjoyed , the first album in 13 years from legendary punk band Half Japanese. One of the most influential bands of all time, Jad Fair and Half Japanese spearheaded...

NME review
08.09.14

Kurt Cobain-endorsed group reconvene for stellar return

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey. The new album by veteran rock band Half Japanese arrived this week. Enjoy! Half Japanese – OverjoyedFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey. The new album by veteran rock band Half Japanese arrived this week. Enjoy! Half Japanese – OverjoyedFiled under: 2014, Rock

Insound review
25.08.14

Drawing from too many places to be classified punk, they’ve certainly been informed by its ethics, earning all they’ve achieved. Still self-recording and producing their music...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey. It’s been a terrific week for new music so far and here is another goodie. Genre: pop. Enjoy Merchandise! (US version here.) Merchandise – After the EndFiled under: 2014, Pop

Punk News review
04.09.14

New Wave and the synthier post punk of the mid-'80s usually gets denigrated in the usual punk retrospectives as being a sell out and commercialization of punk's ethos and virtues...

Spotinews recomendation
28.08.14

Hey. It’s been a terrific week for new music so far and here is another goodie. Genre: pop. Enjoy Merchandise! (US version here.) Merchandise – After the EndFiled under: 2014, Pop

Under The Radar review
27.08.14

Since their inception in 2008 we've watched as Tampa five-piece Merchandise have morphed from DIY hardcore punks into reverb-drenched indie merchants on their excellent 2013 mini...

NME review
26.08.14

Now signed to 4AD, the Florida punks' bold makeover as an indie-pop band has produced a fantastic record

NME review
28.07.14

Straight to the point synth-rock thrills

Under The Radar review
14.08.14

Synth-rock acts, once heralded as the leading edge of indie, now face a challenge from critics and followers of underground music. As the genre has gone mainstream, its most...

Insound review
29.07.14

True Loves won Hooray For Earth a well-deserved round of huzzahs from all of the key tastemakers. Following up a critically acclaimed debut album, Noel Heroux plotted the band’s...

NME review
07.07.14

The Canadian psych-punks' outstanding lost demo tape uncovered

NME review
16.06.14

The Canadian thrashers' third album is urgent but occasionally lacks variation

Under The Radar review
01.10.14

White Lung is pissed and we better listen. More

Punk News review
27.06.14

White Lung's Sorry was majestic and a work of art in its own right, but Deep Fantasy takes them to a whole new level. It never ceases to amaze how they fit metal riffs into...

Spotinews recomendation
19.06.14

Morning. The electrifying new album by White Lung is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: punk rock. Enjoy! White Lung – Deep FantasyFiled under: 2014, Punk, Rock

Insound review
03.06.14

Indie rock stalwarts Camper Van Beethoven are back with El Camino Real , the companion album and follow up to their highly lauded La Costa Perdida. Whereas La Costa reflected the...

Insound review
02.06.14

This release focuses on early Devo demos and focus group rejects written between 2006 to 2009.

Under The Radar review
30.05.14

With their third full-length, Parquet Courts seemed at a precipice. They'd released a well-received album that had gotten national attention in Light Up Gold, and a blistering EP...

The Quietus review
17.07.14

It's probably not a very popular opinion round these parts, but I have to admit I enjoyed the first Parquet Courts album. There was a cosiness to them, a bit like when you notice...

Clash review
11.06.14

There’s some damned beauty in this band…

Spotinews recomendation
05.06.14

Hi. The new album by Parquet Courts arrived earlier this week. Genre: rock/punk-rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Parquet Courts – Sunbathing AnimalFiled under: 2014, Punk, Rock

NME review
02.06.14

Hip Brooklyn band's third album is their least immediate to date - but it's also in many ways their most rewarding

NME review
27.05.14

The Liverpool band may be open and unguarded on their 12th record but they can't match their previous highs

Insound review
01.07.14

Legendary Liverpool band Echo & the Bunnymen to release their 12th studio album and first since 2009, Meteorites . Produced by Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve), the album contains...

Clash review
23.06.14

A once-great band bursting into flames on re-entry…

Under The Radar review
04.06.14

Echo and the Bunnymen have never been the most dynamic of bands. There's no standout feature that makes them particularly remarkable, aside from their consistency. They've stayed...

Under The Radar review
04.06.14

Echo and the Bunnymen have never been the most dynamic of bands. There's no standout feature that makes them particularly remarkable, aside from their consistency.  More

Insound review
23.05.14

Bestial Mouths’ self-titled LP was released last year via Clan Destine and sold out. Young Cubs is very excited to be issuing the album on compact disc. Pooling together a group...

The Quietus review
09.05.14

"I love you!" reads Michael Gira's address to his listeners, signing off the note announcing the release of Swans' thirteenth studio album. The open warmth of the sentiment might...

Punk News review
06.06.14

I'll begin by admitting that before To Be Kind I'd never heard Swans before. I've been fully aware of the band and some of its personnel (Michael Gira and Jarboe primarily) for...

NME review
14.05.14

A disturbing, cacophonous onslaught from the veteran experimentalists

Under The Radar review
13.05.14

Only when it's too late do you realize that "Screen Shot," the opening track on Swans' new magnum opus, is the sound of being stalked. More

Spotinews recomendation
12.05.14

Hey. The epic, intense new album by Swans is a fresh addition to the Spotify library. Genre: rock. Read this review and enjoy! (Note: As usual, a US version of this album should...

Insound review
02.05.14

Here comes Dahga Bloom’s new record No Curtains : psychotic sonics from the “other side” of the Orange County tracks. This psychedelic quintet aims straight for the head with...

NME review
21.04.14

Former doorman turned indie observer Joe Casey delivers a deadpan missive on Detroit's social pitfalls

Spotinews recomendation
08.12.14

Morning. This stellar album by Protomartyr was added to Spotify earlier this year. Genre: post-punk/garage rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! (Version for France here.) Protomartyr – Under...

Punk News review
28.04.14

At its foundation, yeah, Protomartyr's a post-punk band: shaded instrumentation; baritone-y, Ian Curtis-style vocals; fairly muted swagger-you know. But the Detroit quartet color...

Punk News review
18.04.14

The spirit of late '80s / early '90s British indie-pop is very much alive and well in the form of San Francisco act Books On Fate, the solo moniker of Adam Dishart, formerly of...

Insound review
25.03.14

In his new liner notes for this re-issue, David Fricke calls High Land, Hard Rain "ten songs of anxious yearning, romantic urgency, big hurt and hard-won learning, distilled into...

NME review
24.03.14

The quartet find it hard to shake the "Canadian Strokes" tag on their fourth album

Under The Radar review
02.04.14

Take a time machine back 10 years. Tokyo Police Club's Forcefield would have fit right in. Pop music fiends would stick the lead single, "Hot Tonight," on their mix CDs, right...

Spotinews recomendation
19.03.14

Good morning readers. From a very recent Spotify update: the dynamic new album by The Coathangers. Genre: post-punk/garage rock. Enjoy! The Coathangers – Suck My ShirtFiled under...

Punk News review
19.03.14

Make no mistake with how dark Makthaverskan's II is. Yes, they're a Swedish indie-pop-rock ensemble. But their musical content lies very much on the darker side of life. After...

Alt Press review
06.05.14

Insound review
18.03.14

After three albums and an EP on Homestead, Death of Samantha reunited it's original line up and recorded If Memory Serves Us Well while rehearsing for a reunion show. 18 songs...