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

The Quietus review
29.09.14

Calling any band timeless can betray either wishful thinking or willful ignorance if one isn't careful, but Bristol's own long running contributors to the biker/psych/drone...

NME review
24.09.14

Kyle Thomas is feeling autobiographical and fun on this scuzzy return

Spotinews recomendation
28.09.14

Morning. This new album has now been added in a few missing areas. Genre: rock. Enjoy King Tuff! (Version for FR, GB and IE here.) King Tuff – Black Moon SpellFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
15.09.14

Hey. The new album by the Allah-Las arrived to Spotify today. Genre: pop/rock. Read this review and enjoy! (Note: A US version should be added tomorrow and the album should...

NME review
23.09.14

The LA crate-diggers lack the warmth and excitement of their debut on follow-up effort

Spotinews recomendation
14.09.14

Hi. The final update of the week is this dynamic electronic album by Lemonade. Enjoy! (US version here.) Lemonade – Minus TideFiled under: 2014, Electronic

Punk News review
08.09.14

Cayetana could not have picked a better bunch of songs for their debut LP. Nervous Like Me embodies many of the snippets we've seen from them in the past yet it proceeds to fully...

NME review
03.09.14

Brilliant and mad debut full-length effort from the Melody's Echo Chamber guitarist

Insound review
02.09.14

Bureau B reissues Cluster's 1994 album One Hour . "Cluster's hiatus between Curiosum and Apropos Cluster in 1990 lasted for almost 10 years. Roedelius and Moebius spent this time...

NME review
01.09.14

Former Yeasayer and Caribou collaborator refuses to be pigeonholed on boundary-exploring fourth album

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hi. The new album by Sinkane is a very, very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: soul/pop/rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: This album is split up in many different...

Spotinews recomendation
02.09.14

Hi. The new album by Sinkane is a very, very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: soul/pop/rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: This album is split up in many different...

NME review
26.08.14

The self-described 'surf-doom' trio follow their musical forebears down a very dark path

Insound review
19.08.14

After three LPs and a clutch of 45s, Southern Indiana's Apache Dropout have loosened an adherence to the divine mono sound and forged a scaly stereo technique for Heavy Window...

Spotinews recomendation
17.08.14

Evening. From earlier this summer: the charming debut album by Swedish artist Anna Ahlund. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy! Anna Ahnlund – OmnejdFiled under: 2014, Pop

The Quietus review
08.08.14

The Quietus Phonographic Corporation chiefs John & Luke celebrate the release of Grumbling Fur's Preternaturals in the manner to which they have become accustomed.Share this...

Under The Radar review
29.08.14

When Grumbling Fur released their Furrier debut three years ago there was little indication that they would soon be topping Album of the Year lists (well, one list at least) and...

NME review
11.08.14

The duo's second LP comes good on their "pop record" promise

Insound review
05.08.14

The World We Left Behind is Nachtmystium's final album.

Spotinews recomendation
09.08.14

Evening. The new album by Nachtmystium was recently added to the Spotify library. Genre: psychedelic black metal. Enjoy! Nachtmystium – The World We Left BehindFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
05.08.14

Nachtmystium were no more. The preceding sentence should bring a grimace to the face of folks who have been directly affected by founding member Blake Judd’s drug-fuelled exploits...

NME review
31.07.14

Israelis' third album suffers from an unwillingness to let its songs breathe

Under The Radar review
30.07.14

Acting as an extension of this spring's excellent With Light and With Love LP, this 7" finds smoked-out New York folkies Woods continuing to explore a territory that's lusher—and...

Spotinews recomendation
29.07.14

Howdy. Are you in the mood for some psychedelic rock? If yes, please check out the new album by Stardeath and White Dwarfs and enjoy! Stardeath and White Dwarfs – WastoidFiled...

NME review
28.07.14

Palaceer Lazaro's second album of conscious hip-hop is weird, funky, spiritual and futuristic

The Quietus review
08.08.14

It's so easy to assume that just because we don't quite grasp an album the first time round, it's cleverer than us and, therefore, brilliant. Shabazz Palaces' first LP, Black Up...

NME review
21.07.14

'60s American classics resurrected by Austin psych group

Spotinews recomendation
14.07.14

Evening. Let’s start the week with some psych-pop. Enjoy Wunder Wunder! (US version here.) Wunder Wunder – Everything InfiniteFiled under: 2014, Pop

Under The Radar review
25.08.14

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A. More

NME review
21.07.14

Austrialian duo's Californian homage is spoilt by awkward arrangement

Under The Radar review
18.07.14

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder, the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A.  More

Spotinews recomendation
08.07.14

Hey. The latest album by The Skygreen Leopards was added to Spotify today. Genre: pop. Enjoy! The Skygreen Leopards – Family CrimesFiled under: 2014, Pop

Insound review
08.07.14

Ensemble Economique is Brian Pyle of Starving Weirdos and RV Paintings. His solo project (hence the slightly ironic moniker) released various albums, splits, and EPs on labels...

Clash review
03.07.14

All hustle, no muscle? Of course not...

Under The Radar review
07.08.14

At times Jungle have felt like an enigma wrapped in a riddle. The elusive British duo—whose LP will surely be counted amongst the year's most anticipated releases—manage to...

The Quietus review
16.07.14

"It's a lot like Gorillaz, where the art is at the forefront of it and, just like us, Damon sits behind the scenes," said Jungle's Josh Lloyd-Watson to Clash earlier this year...

NME review
07.07.14

The elusive London duo's debut is a surefire summer party-starter but comes with a subtle dark side

Insound review
24.06.14

Circulatory System are back with a new double album called Mosaics within Mosaics . They are led by Will Cullen Hart, visual artist and one of the main songwriters of the...

Under The Radar review
08.07.14

W. Cullen Hart's latest Circulatory System LP—a collage of Beatles-eque pop experiments and other sound scraps—offers a handful of inspired snippets mired in too much sluggish...

NME review
23.06.14

Tom Krell flexes his R&B muscles but is better when he sticks to his chilltronic roots

Spotinews recomendation
24.06.14

Hey. How to Dress Well is soul singer-songwriter Tom Krell. His new album was just added to Spotify. Enjoy! How to Dress Well – “What Is This Heart?”Filed under: 2014, Singer...

Clash review
23.06.14

His innocence and tenderness remains as touching as ever...

Insound review
17.06.14

Reminiscent of the great Garage Rock bands of the 60's and 70's; MC-5, Stooges, Shadows of the Night, with some great modern punk n roll thrown in.

The Quietus review
12.06.14

To the wider world, doubtlessly weaned on Ondi Timoner's 2003 documentary Dig!, it's been all too easy to take Anton Newcombe for granted. Seen in certain quarters as a misguided...

The Quietus review
12.06.14

Fans of Toy or Metronomy are likely to have seen The Proper Ornaments in action - they've supported both bands on recent tours. A deft stroke of PR airbrush has consigned 2013's...

Under The Radar review
26.09.14

The Proper Ornaments are happy-when-it-rains Londoners. Wooden Head, their sophomore album, plays like history's best jangly, nocturnal guitar bands being reduced to whisper...

NME review
16.06.14

Nostalgic pop that sets up Veronica Falls' man's side project as serious psych-pop contenders

Under The Radar review
10.06.14

Up to this point, just about every new release from The Fresh & Onlys has offered us the singularly bittersweet pleasure of greeting new, unexpected sonic gestures while...

NME review
16.06.14

San Franciscans leave punk past behind in favour of new, soaring pop sounds

Spotinews recomendation
11.06.14

Hi again. I’m always up for a new album by The Fresh & Onlys. Genre: rock. Read some mixed to positive reviews and enjoy! (US version here.) The Fresh & Onlys – House of...

Insound review
10.06.14

As thrilling as these extraordinary releases are, what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world...