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Under The Radar review
02.05.17

At 26 years old Mac DeMarco is a far cry from an old dog. But with his third full-length album he's sounding older and wiser, containing his cadence, cutting the crusts off, his...

Spotinews recomendation
05.05.17

Hello again. Also added today is the new album by singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco. Enjoy! Mac DeMarco – This Old DogFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
03.05.17

Perhaps his most essential chapter yet...

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...

Clash review
07.04.17

Building nebulous structures from a paean of underground electronica...

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.17

Hi there. The serene new album by singer-songwriter Peter Silberman is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Enjoy! (US version here) Peter Silberman – ImpermanenceFiled under...

The Quietus review
07.03.17

For human nature, the concept of the void is something so terrifyingly ungraspable that to try and dodge it is the only possible way to even come close to dealing with it. From...

Under The Radar review
07.03.17

The cover of Impermanence is a blurry self-portrait of The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman. Silberman lost hearing in his left ear a few months prior to the release of The...

Clash review
07.03.17

A rare talent uncovers truth in tortured silence...

Under The Radar review
24.02.17

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their...

Spotinews recomendation
19.02.17

Hi. The new release week begins with a relaxed post-rock/ambient album. Enjoy Grails! Grails – Chalice HymnalFiled under: 2017, Ambient, Rock

The Quietus review
06.02.17

"This is the story of three Texas boys busy mindin' their own business When the Angel of the Lord appeared unto them..."Their leader and chief songwriter, one Josh T. Pearson, was...

Clash review
07.03.17

As powerful a statement now as it was then...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

All it takes is a run through opening track "Just As Was Told" to find yourself committed to the full double-album ride of Lift to Experience's remarkable 2001 release, The Texas...

The Quietus review
26.01.17

Irma Vep is a construct built around Manchester-entrenched Welshman Edwin Stevens, a bowerbird of outsider music that makes awkward compositions designed to tear you down just to...

The Quietus review
11.01.17

Having come to life when the Austrian capital was something of a hub for new strands of glitchy electronica at the turn of the century (see Fennesz), instrumental trio Radian have...

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

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For a band with a history and sound as rich as Mogwai's, it's not unfair to suggest that Central Belters – a three disc selection of the band's biggest hitters and rarities – has...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Some of indie rock's most notable acts have married couples at their core: The White Stripes, Yo La Tengo, Low. All of these (barring perhaps the Stripes) have a record of...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Post-rock quintet Tortoise hasn't released a new album in six years. It's the longest break the band has taken between albums, but on first listen of The Catastrophist, one could...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

It has been five years since the release of Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, Explosions in the Sky's last non-soundtrack album. (Working on the films Prince Avalanche, Lone...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

In the run-up to Junk, Anthony Gonzalez said that "on the last album, there was too much of me," referring to his centerpiece vocals on Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. The 2011 record...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art was onto something when it asked Xiu Xiu to perform a series of Twin Peaks soundtrack covers at a David Lynch exhibition in 2015. To say that...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Let's face it, there's nothing particularly subtle about Holy Fuck. From that firewall-jousting moniker to the stomach-crunching sounds emitting from their back catalogue, the...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

If any group can provide the soundtrack to a film about the nuclear age, it's Mogwai. Along the way in their epic career they have periodically taken on the task of translating...

Clash review
09.11.16

A joyous debut set from a trio of pop scholars that is hard to resist…

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For someone who paints himself as a minimalist, Elias Krantz doesn't half have a lot going on. The Swedish composer's third album – following 2007's Island Rock and 2011's Night...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Our romantic fascination with the 1980s and their neon-lit aesthetics has finally breached into the mainstream. After simmering on the brims of the globalised cultural landscape...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

It might be the gift of the gab, or a fortuitous sense of timing, or a file of terrible and career-ruining secrets, but when JR Robinson comes to record as Wrekmeister Harmonies...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Big gaps between albums are rarely a good sign. In fact, the longer the gestation period, the bigger the let-down. There are exceptions (Aerial by Kate Bush springs to mind), but...

The Quietus review
08.12.15

"Nothing can truly prepare you for a brush with death. The event is [a] unique one, singular to the observer." - John Baizley, BaronessIn August 2012, a month after the release of...

Clash review
22.12.15

A wonderful example of triumph over adversity...

Under The Radar review
18.12.15

Baroness' first outing on their own Abraxan Hymns imprint finds them plumbing the depths of the well of harmonic Southern-tinged prog metal they first tapped to enormous success...

The Quietus review
07.12.15

Like learning how to smile again. Like remembering summer in an ice age. It can be tricky to remember how to listen anymore, how to play music for pleasure without feeling played...

The Quietus review
23.11.15

Tempting though it is to read the distinctive 'otherness' of Venezuelan producer Alejandro Ghersi's work as the product of his background – growing up in a destabilised Caracas...

Under The Radar review
25.11.15

Silently flitting between the light and dark of the mainstream and underground electronic music worlds, Arca has left a hauntingly frenzied stamp on releases as big as Kanye West...

The Quietus review
13.11.15

Near the beginning of Gesualdo: Death For Five Voices, a 1995 television documentary by Werner Herzog about the late-Renaissance prince and composer Carlo Gesualdo, the camera...

TapeFear recommendation
27.10.15

Beautiful emotive ambient from Slow Meadow.