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The Quietus review
26.02.15

To acclimatise themselves for recording their latest album, Eternal Tapestry decided to treat themselves to a week away in a secluded Oregon cabin under the shadow of Mount Hood...

The Quietus review
19.02.15

THEESatisfaction exist outside of time. They channel the power of ancient Egyptian queens, summon the grace and style of 60s jazz icons, and speak with the prophetic voice of...

Under The Radar review
29.01.15

The early leak of Björk's latest album two months before the planned released, and her consequential handling of it, is a fitting allegory for the emotional rawness Vulnicura...

Under The Radar review
26.01.15

Six albums into their career, Pond is still known by most as that other psych-rock band from Australia.  More

The Quietus review
06.02.15

Man, It Feels Like Space Again, the sixth album in seven years from Tame Impala cohorts Pond, is the sound of a band gloriously, fantastically and unashamedly in love with their...

Under The Radar review
21.01.15

In press notes, Alex Calder is often described as a "Mac DeMarco collaborator." It's a dubious way to introduce the singer/songwriter, who did time with DeMarco in the formative...

Under The Radar review
15.01.15

This drifty instrumental release couldn't be much further removed from the Suicide and Roy Orbison-haunted crooning Alex Zhang Hungtai made his name on. More

Clash review
09.01.15

An effortless evolution of the Animal Collective man’s enviable talents…

Under The Radar review
12.01.15

Noah Lennox is really good at making beautiful music, but you might be forgiven for forgetting this on occasion. Lennox's band, Animal Collective, has spent much of its...

Spotinews recomendation
12.01.15

Hi. Here is the strong new Panda Bear album. A version for US listeners should be added tomorrow. Enjoy! (Genre: experimental/electronic.) (Don’t forget about the new playlist...

The Quietus review
18.12.14

Like Italian ice cream, Guatemalan coffee and heroin from Afghanistan, there's just seems to be something so authentic and alluring about sunshine pop made in Southern California...

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.14

Hi. The fine debut album by Absolutely Free was added to Spotify a couple of months back. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Absolutely Free – Absolutely FreeFiled under...

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

Toronto prog-pop band Absolutely Free have compiled their first full-length, featuring eight spiralling tracks of kaleidoscopic soundscapes unfolding into symphonic triumphs. More

Spotinews recomendation
09.12.14

Good morning. Let’s get the day going with some blues rock from early 2014. Read this review and enjoy Mount Carmel! Mount Carmel – Get PureFiled under: 2014, Blues, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
25.11.14

Hi. This charming new album by The Voyeurs was added to Spotify not that long ago. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: For the next few weeks I will write about...

Spotinews recomendation
24.11.14

Hey. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes this interesting, experimental new album by Holögrama. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Holögrama – WavesFiled under: 2014, Electronic...

The Quietus review
24.11.14

With their debut Nachash, British progressive metal band Krokodil (not to be confused with the now-defunct 60s Swiss prog/krautrock act of the same name) have immediately...

Spotinews recomendation
20.11.14

Hello friends. Anyone in the mood for some psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Rhyton and enjoy! Rhyton – KykeonFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
18.12.14

It's nearly the end of 2014, and the great psych/kraut butter mountain still continues to grow, groaning under an immense weight of re-heated raga riffs, reverbed vocals and...

Spotinews recomendation
19.11.14

Hi. The new album by Ariel Pink is a trip like no other this year. Genre: experimental pop. Enjoy! Ariel Pink – Pom PomFiled under: 2014, Pop

Punk News review
05.01.15

Pom pom is an album riding on a lot of attention all happening at once. Pink just finished producing Madonna (which actually makes some sense), has some acclaim, and also made...

Under The Radar review
24.11.14

Ariel Pink cuts a pretty divisive figure in indie music circles. His work over the last decade has oscillated wildly between beautiful weird wisps of '70s soft rock and off-kilter...

Under The Radar review
24.11.14

Even those who detest Ariel Pink's think piece-baiting persona will likely admit that, on some level, the L.A. pop savant is an important artist. New generation ironists Mac...

Spotinews recomendation
16.11.14

Howdy folks. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Paperhead. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! The Paperhead – Africa AvenueFiled under: 2014, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
15.11.14

Hey. When I wanted to write about this mini-album/EP earlier this week, it was missing in some countries. Today it was available worldwide though. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy...

The Quietus review
12.11.14

Short for "folklore" and Cornish for "moon", the title of this second album by the mysterious Kemper Norton invokes both dream and myth. Like Carn, their first album released last...

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.14

Hello again. Let’s go on a trip with Magic Castles. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Magic Castles – Sky SoundsFiled under: 2014, Rock

The Quietus review
07.11.14

Pink Floyd have served as a bête noire for generations of bands in opposition to one thing or another, but as even John Lydon (famously once the wearer of a home-made "I hate Pink...

Under The Radar review
25.11.14

Have Pink Floyd, never the most beloved band in certain music critic circles, finally beaten the industry and signed off with an unreviewable album? After all, it is the critic's...

Clash review
21.11.14

A terrifically tedious affair of absolutely no consequence…

Clash review
07.11.14

A second album of huge, infectious energy…

Spotinews recomendation
14.11.14

Hello friends. I was a fan of their latest album and now they are back with another strong effort. Enjoy Hookworms! (Genre: noise/psych rock.) Hookworms – The HumFiled under: 2014...

Under The Radar review
11.11.14

Hookworms' debut, Pearl Mystic, was widely feted-our friends at Drowned in Sound named it Album of the Year-so interest is high the second time around. For most fivesomes made up...

The Quietus review
23.10.14

The Heads have just reissued their second album, the ferocious frazzle of Everyone Knows We Got Nowhere. Paul Allen left the band a while ago, and at first he spent time building...

Spotinews recomendation
21.10.14

Good morning friends. Psychedelic folk anyone? If yes, please check out the wonderful new album by Weyes Blood and enjoy! Weyes Blood – The InnocentsFiled under: 2014, Folk

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Good morning friends. Psychedelic folk anyone? If yes, please check out the wonderful new album by Weyes Blood and enjoy! Weyes Blood – The InnocentsFiled under: 2014, Folk

TapeFear recommendation
14.10.14

A gorgeous new moody EP from S.Maharba.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A gorgeous new moody EP from S.Maharba.

The Quietus review
14.10.14

Ides Of Gemini have begun to carve a niche. To date, the trio, comprised of music journalist Jason Bennett on guitars, his partner and former Black Math Horseman frontwoman Sera...

Under The Radar review
10.10.14

In an interview just before the release of their official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen's lead singer Sam France said, "On our...

NME review
10.10.14

The husband-and-wife duo return with a cleaner, funkier sound

NME review
03.12.14

The husband-and-wife duo return with a cleaner, funkier sound

Clash review
13.10.14

Less ayahuasca haze, more intergalactic kitsch…

Under The Radar review
03.10.14

Over the course of Taiga's 11 superlative tracks, Danilova has set the stage for a new phase in her career as Zola Jesus. More

NME review
03.12.14

Babra Streisand and James Blake meet on Nika Roza Danilova's gloomy fifth

Clash review
15.10.14

Theatrical, confessional and, perhaps for the first time, totally unafraid...

NME review
10.10.14

Babra Streisand and James Blake meet on Nika Roza Danilova's gloomy fifth

Spotinews recomendation
06.10.14

Hi. First update of the week is the solid new album by Zola Jesus. Genre: electronic/pop. Read this review and enjoy! (A US version should, as usual, be added one day later.) Zola...

The Quietus review
02.10.14

Last night a Finnish freak-tronica band saved my life... Well, in actual fact it was a night four years ago, around the time of their last full length release Ullakkopalo, when I...

NME review
01.10.14

Good vibes underwritten with barbed bite from the carefree Cali five piece

NME review
03.12.14

Good vibes underwritten with barbed bite from the carefree Cali five piece

Under The Radar review
27.10.14

It takes a lot these days for the standard guitar/bass/drums/singer set-up to make an impact. The oldest rock and roll format is also the most overused, with seemingly every kid...