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Clash review
23.11.15

Hyper, aggressive, silly and just-bloody-gorgeous...

Under The Radar review
12.11.15

In a really clever, niche and in no way accidental manner, Wavves might have come up with the perfect allegory for modern life with their fifth studio album, V. After all, back in...

Clash review
10.11.15

Claire Boucher's most ambitious and consistent work...

The Quietus review
12.11.15

We are witnessing a transition. The dissonant, synthetic strings and trilling soprano that lace opening track 'Laughing And Not Being Normal' feel like a remnant, a dark brooding...

Under The Radar review
11.11.15

Art Angels, Grimes' long awaited follow up to 2011's Visions, was already a story months before its release. A rumor first claimed that Grimes—aka Claire Boucher—scrapped the...

Under The Radar review
06.11.15

Remember that band that you were going to start? You guys were going to get together to make party music and just have a great time playing raging guitar solos at backyard BBQs...

Clash review
05.11.15

A nice but hardly diverting effort...

Under The Radar review
16.11.15

Decamping with a new band of not especially freaky Freaks, Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker has made an album of full-on jam band pastiche. More

Clash review
05.11.15

Gleefully psychedelic...

Under The Radar review
13.11.15

One of the most interesting aspects of Melbourne, Australia's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is how a seven-piece ensemble manages to produce such winning sounds by...

Under The Radar review
04.11.15

On Here We Go Magic's self-titled 2009 debut, frontman Luke Temple sang, on the album's closing vertiginous ballad "Everything's Big," "Eat like a cow, get fat like a pig." The...

Under The Radar review
30.10.15

Two years after the release of their debut album, Dromes, the British quartet Younghusband returns with a new collection produced by Loop's Robert Hampson. As with Dromes, there...

Under The Radar review
16.10.15

Funk's always been at the heart of Alan Palomo's work. The Neon Indian vanguard may have spent the past six years convincing us he's some sort of psych pop freethinker, but the...

The Quietus review
12.10.15

Meghan Remy has led a strongly intriguing musical trajectory under her U.S. Girls moniker. Her early forays into looped fuzzed-out noise were an avant-garde expulsion, a...

The Quietus review
25.09.15

It's now been eleven years since Dungen set the internet ablaze with Ta Det Lungt, their third, breakthrough album that left listeners and critics at a loss for categorising this...

Under The Radar review
06.11.15

At some point between Tio Bitar and 4, Gustav Ejstes and Dungen shifted the ratio of their psych-prog potion to decidedly prog. That's cool, I guess, but 2010's Skit i allt...

Clash review
28.09.15

Charming and endearing...

The Quietus review
15.09.15

As you can't have failed to notice, we're currently living through an age of plenty when it comes to psych/kraut/cosmic rock. Problem is, the majority of it is just an exercise in...

The Quietus review
07.09.15

I knew nothing about Blank Realm before I shunted their disc into the CD tray and pressed play. Forty-odd minutes later, I know that they do nothing I haven't heard before, but I...

The Quietus review
03.09.15

As the internet scrubs clean our memories of what the past was really like (even as it theoretically makes more of it available than ever), it's sometimes difficult to recall how...

Under The Radar review
27.08.15

When a record is pushed as a 'cosmic ideal' by its PR team, you expect something different. And when that record has been produced by Angel Deradoorian, famed for her work as...

Punk News review
24.08.15

I’ll be the first to admit that when I heard Ghost for the first time, I reacted like a lot of people do when I introduce them to the ghoulish sextet: What the fuck am I hearing...

Under The Radar review
21.08.15

As if he hadn't blessed us enough already with January's beautiful Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper LP, Noah Lennox is back again already with a sweet little surprise Panda Bear...

Under The Radar review
24.07.15

Matt Mondanile's fifth album as Ducktails, St. Catherine, was recorded over an extended period of time around tour dates for Mondanile's day job as guitarist for Real Estate.  More

Clash review
27.07.15

A mixed return from the indie pop outfit...

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Roanoke, Virginia trio Eternal Summers are fond of the descriptor "dream-punk."  More

Clash review
16.07.15

A nigh on perfect release...

The Quietus review
27.07.15

In another world, it was this way all along. Bands who loved the 60s understood that the reason to love the 60s is not simply the music, but what animated the people who made the...

Under The Radar review
16.07.15

Currents opens with "Let It Happen," which instantly launches itself into the Tame Impala pantheon. Well, maybe not instantly—it takes close to eight minutes.  More

The Quietus review
15.07.15

'Peaking Duck' is the perfect introduction to Californian rock monsters Carlton Melton's fifth album, Out To Sea, for a number of reasons. The plodding drone, the vast cosmic...

Punk News review
15.07.15

A spontaneous collaboration on a Monday morning is just what the doctor ordered. More so if it's from Cloud Nothings' frontman, Dylan Baldi, and Wavves frontman, Nathan Williams...

Clash review
14.07.15

Glasgow's vastly influential wyrd folk troupe return...

The Quietus review
08.07.15

Blood Moon, the debut full length from Brooklyn-based artist Ancient Ocean (aka John Bohannon), is a rich and mesmerising work that flirts with New York's avant-garde heritage...

The Quietus review
07.07.15

A few weeks ago, during a bout of near-terminal writer's block, I made the decision to consume an entire blue cheese and marmite sandwich. That isn't some kind of hip euphemistic...

TapeFear recommendation
30.06.15

Gloriously dark synth from Evan Caminiti.

Clash review
11.06.15

A seductive, effortlessly engrossing return from Honey Owens...

The Quietus review
10.06.15

There seems to be nothing that can stop Australian psychedelic garage rumbling on through the wilderness, passing the fresh corpses of surf-revival and afropop as it mindlessly...

Clash review
20.05.15

Progress, of a sort...

Under The Radar review
22.05.15

Ruben Nielson returns with another anachronistic beauty, this one hitting the eardrums like a dusty Numero Group find from a home studio in the '70s U.S. Rust Belt, fashioned...