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Punk News review
16.04.14

Battle Lines aren't essentially a full-fledged rock act. But while they mix a range of genres together, their musical spine has a sweet indie aesthetic to it with nuggets of post...

NME review
14.04.14

The two trios take charge of half a side each on this collaborative LP

The Line of Best Fit review
03.04.14

The latest solo project to arrive from the Animal Collective stable is certainly spooky, but nothing to be scared of.

Under The Radar review
14.04.14

Animal Collective's Dave Portner said his new solo effort, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, was inspired by horror films, like the name implies. The bad news is that if he meant Enter...

NME review
14.04.14

The Animal Collective member teams up with Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian and Ponytail's Jeremy Hyman

Spotinews recomendation
08.04.14

Hello again. I have time for one more update today. So if you are in the mood for some experimental psych-pop, check out the new album by Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks and enjoy...

Insound review
08.04.14

A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013's rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band, including a leather-masked, guitar-wielding...

The Line of Best Fit review
12.03.14

The Californian outfit remain under the cloud of Rachel Fannan's exit on this half-baked fourth LP.

NME review
12.03.14

Members of The Verve and Portishead create an enigmatic world of pastoral folk and psychedelic pop

Under The Radar review
03.03.14

For all their mutations, The Men generally don't do anything they'd be ashamed to have splayed across the front page of the Village Voice. They make rock music, flexibly and...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

The thing about progress is not so much that you can't stop it but more where it leads to. Things are always going to evolve, change and mutate but the question is, 'Into what...

Spotinews recomendation
04.03.14

Evening. The intense new album by The Men arrived to Spotify earlier today. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) The Men – Tomorrow’s HitsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
17.02.14

Hiatus time's over and Chrysalis is back at it. I vaguely remembered their stuff but I could recall that their 2006 self-titled had potential. They drifted out of sight, out of...

The Line of Best Fit review
06.02.14

Swings with a cocksure attitude that occurs when irrepressible youth aligns with outstanding talent.

The Line of Best Fit review
27.01.14

Neo-psych garage rock that shakes everything in its wake.

Spotinews recomendation
14.02.14

Hey again. From last month: the explosive new album by Pontiak. Genre: stoner rock. Enjoy! Pontiak – InnocenceFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
07.02.14

Pontiak, folks. Opener "Innocence" rules, in precisely their nonchalant manner. It opens in mono, or close enough—a classic record-bin, vibrato-and-decibels power riff, exploding...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

If ever you needed an album to blow out the cobwebs then this is it. And if the self-consciously capitalised album title Innocence looks like its shouting, it certainly sounds...

Spotinews recomendation
24.01.14

Howdy. The new album by Hail Spirit Noir is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: progressive black metal. Enjoy! Hail Spirit Noir – Oi MagoiFiled under: 2014, Metal

Insound review
11.01.14

Various live tracks assembled circa 1973-1987. As news of the new rock music made it to Japan from the UK and the USA, mostly via rock magazines and music papers, with most LPs...

Insound review
03.12.13

Warble Womb “Where it's warm, a shelter from the storm”. Three years since the last Dead Meadow release and the full-length of all-new tunes since 2008. Self-produced by the band...

Insound review
02.12.13

With its eight songs stretched across a little more than 41 minutes, All Get Out gives its songs plenty of room to breathe, and the more spacious textures featured on this album...

NME review
02.12.13

Doomed romance and regret are central themes to this winter album

Insound review
21.11.13

Camel Heads come straight outta Sao Paulo, Brazil, bringing their mind-bent experimental psych sounds to these shores for the first time ever with new release Anoluz. Influenced...

Under The Radar review
12.11.13

Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin of Wooden Shjips recently abandoned San Francisco for more Oregonian pastures. Their latest, therefore, is 50% more donut and 50% less burrito...

Clash review
11.12.13

Another compelling LP from the San Francisco band...

The Quietus review
15.11.13

If, as has been mooted elsewhere, the artwork of Led Zeppelin III was an indicator of the sonic changes that rock's greatest behemoth were ushering in on the grooves contained...

Spotinews recomendation
08.11.13

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by French band Aqua Nebula Oscillator. Genre: experimental/psychedelic rock. Enjoy! Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Spiritus...

Insound review
29.10.13

Philadelphia's foremost purveyors of psychedelic rock again dazzle with their gift for heavy riffs laced with soaring vocals and swathes of sound. As Michael Gibbons from Bardo...

Spotinews recomendation
23.10.13

Good evening friends. Tomorrow I’ll be on the road again, which means no updates until Friday. However, here is the catchy new album by The Black Hollies. Genre: psychedelic pop...

NME review
16.10.13

The hardcore racket that made the Brooklyn band's name is out. Five stripped-back tracks - actually recorded round a campfire - are in

The Quietus review
09.10.13

Let it not be said that The Oscillation do little to live up to their name. The first thing that hits the ears is a wavering and undulating chord that snakes its way out of the...

Spotinews recomendation
05.10.13

Hey. Let’s take a trip to Brazil. This is a mighty fine psychedelic rock album. Enjoy Boogarins! (Recommended listening!) Boogarins – As Plantas Que Curam Filed under: 2013...

The Quietus review
30.09.13

When I was growing up I was lucky enough to have bedroom curtains decorated with stars, planets and other astronomical prettiness. It gave me a glimpse into the galaxy that I was...

Insound review
15.10.13

Andy Duvall, Rich Millman, Clint Golden and (introducing) John McBain on Echoplex (and mastering duties once more!) are Carlton Melton, Agitated Records’ standard bearers, their...

Insound review
03.09.13

New album from garage/punk/psychedelic group Cosmonauts.

Spotinews recomendation
26.08.13

Good morning. The new album by Disappears is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (One review here.) Disappears – Era Filed under: 2013, Rock

Insound review
20.08.13

CD contains four extra songs not on the 12". Originally an RSD release.

The Quietus review
15.08.13

The persistence of krautrock's motorik rhythm into the twenty-first century – it's probably the only beat originating in rock not to have become dated – is matched only by the...

The Line of Best Fit review
01.08.13

Whilst Lumerians clearly have a deep love for psychedelic rock, one can't help but wish they'd showcased it with a little more purpose.

The Quietus review
08.08.13

Modern day space rock is a somewhat perplexing genre. While its original progenitors built on the exploratory leanings of psychedelia to create a heavy expansive music inspired by...

The Line of Best Fit review
05.08.13

Whilst Lumerians clearly have a deep love for psychedelic rock, one can't help but wish they'd showcased it with a little more purpose.

The Line of Best Fit review
19.07.13

Dead Meadow may not have invented sludgy metal riffs or psychedelia, but they sure as hell ragged the pair of ‘em mercilessly.

The Line of Best Fit review
05.08.13

Dead Meadow may not have invented sludgy metal riffs or psychedelia, but they sure as hell ragged the pair of ‘em mercilessly.

The Line of Best Fit review
18.07.13

As catchy as they are crushing, it's almost impossible not to feel a pang of sympathy for The Mantles, even though their lyrics ask for none.