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The Quietus review
31.03.17

In December, Wire’s Pink Flag – post-punk’s archetypal overture of refined enigma and neurosis – will celebrate its 40th anniversary. An opening gambit that brazenly contorted...

Under The Radar review
05.04.17

It's not that Silver/Lead is a bad record. It's not. But what is interesting about it—the atmospheric sounds and rhythms—are relegated to the background, if there at all, and then...

Under The Radar review
24.03.17

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998...

Spotinews recomendation
01.03.17

Hey again. This album was not available for me when I checked five days ago, but now it has been added. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy The Feelies! (US version here) The Feelies – In...

Under The Radar review
06.02.17

Formed in 2012, Washington, D.C.'s Priests have followed up their 2014 EP Bodies and Control and Money and Power with their debut full-length, Nothing Feels Natural.  More

Spotinews recomendation
17.01.17

Hello friends. Are you in need of some positive energy? If yes, please check out the new album by Half Japanese and enjoy! (Genre: indie rock) Half Japanese – Hear the Lions...

Spotinews recomendation
15.01.17

Hello. The most notable album release of the year so far is the new album by The xx. Genre: pop. Enjoy! The xx – I See YouFiled under: 2017, Pop

Under The Radar review
15.12.16

LVL UP in an anachronistic sense are heirs poised to inherit Sub Pop's "Shins mantle," a classic pop act overlapping into the Venn diagram of commercialism.  More

Spotinews recomendation
04.12.16

Hi. The new album by Italian post-punk band Soviet Soviet is a very recent Spotify addition. Enjoy! Soviet Soviet – EndlessFiled under: 2016, Rock

Clash review
22.11.16

Lyrically debauched but musically broad and welcoming...

Clash review
11.11.16

A brilliantly creative reinvention...

The Quietus review
28.11.16

Since its beginning as the bedroom project of Sam Pillay, growing over time into collective endeavor with fluctuating line-up, Virginia Wing have thrived on constant reinvention...

The Quietus review
10.11.16

I remember the first time, on a warm day in a park in the south of Rotterdam. At a municipal festival, full of grazing “Roffa types” on a day out; parading tattoos, bull terriers...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

A band seemingly purpose-built for sad lovers and melancholics everywhere, Breathless have remained something of a well-kept secret since their first release in 1984, despite...

Clash review
09.11.16

A heart-felt exploration of space and silence...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Whether it’s by accident or design, music can’t help but be evocative. Somewhere along the line of the listening experience comes a point that acts as trigger to release those...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For every pioneer filled with the arrows of disinterest, misunderstanding and, on occasion, outright hatred and disdain, there will always be those that pick up the trail to forge...

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...

Clash review
09.11.16

An album of few risks, but Pity Sex are good at what they do...

Clash review
09.11.16

A wonderful, highly individual record...

Clash review
09.11.16

A softened blow, but a blow, nevertheless...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Few records have stayed with me in the way that S.C.U.M's first and only LP, Again Into Eyes, has. Dark, odd, trendy, and fizzing with an almost naive creativity, it was a record...

Clash review
09.11.16

Magnificent, spiky, scrappy, and fun...

Clash review
09.11.16

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

Clash review
09.11.16

A progressive shift from their debut...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Exploded View have a particularly well-chosen name: according to Wikipedia, an ‘exploded view’ shows an object “as if there had been a small controlled explosion emanating from...

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
04.11.16

Hi. The first update of the release week is the absorbing new album by Esben and the Witch. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Esben and the Witch – Older TerrorsFiled under...

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...

Clash review
28.10.16

A rather impressive return that dwells on the finest moments of 80s pop...

Clash review
30.09.16

Difficult, fragmented, but incredibly beautiful...

Under The Radar review
06.12.16

Tampa, Florida rock band Merchandise's new album A Corpse Wired for Sound is relentlessly minor-key and contains more than enough moaning about personal failures and relationships...