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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...

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...

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
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...

The Quietus review
31.03.15

Over the course of their previous releases, Chile's Föllakzoid have been boiling down the bones of Krautrock, stripping away all extraneous flesh to distil the very essence of the...

Under The Radar review
18.03.15

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

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...

Punk News review
16.02.15

Considering the news that the legendary, infamous Texas band The 13th Floor Elevators are performing for the first time in 45 years, a review of their debut album seemed about...

Under The Radar review
23.12.14

The period between 1966 and 1968 saw Bob Dylan write and record some of the best material of his career. Those freewheelin' sessions where he laid down tracks with his pals in The...

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

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
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

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…

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...

The Quietus review
30.09.14

In the five years since Knifeworld's debut album, Buried Alone: Tales Of Crushing Defeat, ex Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs and current Guapo and Gong member Kavus Torabi, has...

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...

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

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

NME review
18.08.14

Brian Jonestown Massacre's tambourine player can't quite match the levels of his day job

The Quietus review
11.09.14

Joel Gion, tambourine player and backing vocalist with the Brian Jonestown Massacre, sometime DJ and known for his buffoonery in the film Dig!, is never going to produce cutting...

Insound review
05.08.14

It´s been a long, hard and winding road for mankind, but in December 2011 the moment we´ve all – yet unknowingly and yet unaware of our coming salvation – been waiting for finally...

NME review
31.07.14

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

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...

Spotinews recomendation
24.07.14

Hey again. The cozy new album by La Hell Gang is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: stoner rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) La Hell Gang – Thru Me AgainFiled under: 2014...

Insound review
29.07.14

Thru Me Again is the secondrelease from Chilean trio La Hell Gang and their first with Mexican Summer. Hailing from Santiago, which plays host to an ever growing psychedelic scene...

NME review
21.07.14

'60s American classics resurrected by Austin psych group

Insound review
14.07.14

Formed just over a year ago by guitarist Ross Dolan, vocalist Laura Dolan, Nick Vogelpohl (bass) and Nate Wagner (drums) Electric Citizen have had a busy year turning heads and...