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The Quietus review
08.02.17

“We dig repetition / We dig repetition / We dig repetition in the music / And we're never going to lose it / All you daughters and sons / Who are sick of fancy music / We dig...

Clash review
03.02.17

Peter Sagar returns with his most confidently obtuse and complete record yet...

Under The Radar review
14.02.17

We've heard that Peter Sagar is Mac DeMarco's touring guitarist. We know he must be good then. But his lo-fi, boyish, oddly smooth R&B treatments under his rather unpresuming...

Spotinews recomendation
09.02.17

Hey again. The final update of this release week is the moving new album by Homeshake. Genre: soul. Enjoy! Homeshake – Fresh AirFiled under: 2017, Soul

Clash review
03.02.17

A courageous return that genuinely inspires...

Spotinews recomendation
22.01.17

Morning. The new album by The Proper Ornaments is another very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: pop. Read some reviews and enjoy! (US version here) The Proper...

The Quietus review
20.01.17

The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the...

Under The Radar review
20.01.17

We've come a long way in the five short years since Foxygen's breakout release, Take the Kids Off Broadway: a gloriously all-over-the-place disc of psych-pop and endearingly lo-fi...

Spotinews recomendation
25.01.17

Hello there. The ambitious new album by Foxygen was recently added to Spotify. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Foxygen – HangFiled under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
23.01.17

An irreverently theatrical work, succinct yet overwhemingly grandiose...

Spotinews recomendation
13.12.16

Hey. Here’s another goodie from all the way back in April. Genre: desert blues. Enjoy Bombino! (Version for BE, LU and NL here. US version here.) Bombino – AzelFiled under: 2016...

Spotinews recomendation
29.11.16

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the smooth new album by Rainbow Arabia. Genre: electropop. Enjoy! (Edit: I just now noticed I didn’t update the blog yesterday. Sorry...

Clash review
24.11.16

Fresh spins on some of Bundick's least resonant work...

Clash review
21.11.16

Kim Gordon and Bill Nace journey to guitar music’s murkiest periphery...

Spotinews recomendation
15.11.16

Hi. Are you in the mood for some high level psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Wolf People and enjoy! Wolf People – RuinsFiled under: 2016, Rock

Clash review
09.11.16

A warm, expansive return...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For an album that is, in essence, very stripped-down and direct (one woman singing and playing the lap steel guitar), I Abused Animal is possibly the most mysterious one I've...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

What's in a name? Whenever I see that band title, I picture a small boy running down a suburban street crying a warning to anyone that might hear. A clamour will arise, sirens...

Clash review
09.11.16

A lengthy but somewhat mixed selection...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Truth be told, it was difficult to care when a prolific SXSW put Sunflower Bean on the tongue of seemingly every critic in existence. If there's an underground music niche that...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

This is a very good pop record. Opening track "Ablaze" sets the tone with euphoric synths and 'ah's, getting you moving right from the start. Nitpicking, but this extended intro...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

In an interview with the Quietus back in 2014, Jozef van Wissem claimed that his goal was to bring the magical sounds of the lute to a wider audience. And the missionary tone of...

Clash review
09.11.16

A band at their delirious and playful best...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Let's pause first for a moment to admire that cover! It looks like something right out of your dad's box of water-damaged classic rock vinyl, pulled from between AC/DC's Dirty...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Humble consistency and commitment to craft have long been Woods' defining virtues, so the boldness of the band's ninth full-length, City Sun Eater in the River of Light, is an...

Clash review
09.11.16

Lonely, yes - but so out of this world...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

We promise you, this is not a Beach House record. And Sam Sarty, despite her vocals, is not a pseudonym of Victoria Legrand. No, really. More

Clash review
09.11.16

A magnificent, exploratory new album...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The problem with the Age of Aquarius is that nobody seems to know when it's due, or indeed whether or not it's already begun. According to the song 'Aquarius' from hippy musical...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Experiments by their very nature are bound to be riddled with failure. This is why they’re great. Sometimes it’s worth watching one of your favourite artists fail to deliver a...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

"Good luck and do your best!"—the parting wishes of a Hiroshima taxi driver to producer Gold Panda (aka Derwin Schlecker) on a recent trip to Japan. Little did that driver know...

Clash review
09.11.16

Japanese psych outlaws deliver an engrossing new record...