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Insound review
08.07.14

When Ben Crook -­- one third of spectral electronic trio Eaux -­- describes his group's songs as "never finished, just abandoned" he's describing a creative process that burrows...

The Pier review
13.06.14

In their latest release, Representing, Tribal Seeds establishes a heavy roots sound paired with production values that drum up old tones from the studio one days. Album was...

Punk News review
11.06.14

What can be said about Tim Armstrong that hasn't already? Whether you want to admit it or not, the man's a living legend and is known for creating numerous punk anthems that have...

Insound review
13.05.14

Monsoon Season is a thunderous opus of haunted psychedelia. While punishingly heavy, the album is cloaked in texture and dynamics, casting aside the tropes of hard rock in favour...

NME review
12.05.14

Dub-inspired Cook grows up to create a sound that is truly her own

Insound review
06.05.14

Canadian west coast rockers Current Swell come out with their new album Ulysses . The 12 tracks on the album perfectly deliver the band's textured, deep-groove sound while...

The Line of Best Fit review
18.04.14

A thick, rich record of stylistically diverse hip hop that stands to annoy as many as is delights.

Punk News review
27.03.14

Invoking the spirit of many genres, ranging from ska to soft jazz to progressive metal, French seven piece Drunksouls show no limits to their creativity. With the release of their...

Insound review
11.03.14

Eleventh album from the quintet with 15 brand new studio tracks.

The Pier review
13.06.14

Stereolithic, the first release by 311 in over 3 years, seems to be just what the long time fans were waiting for. The last couple albums seemed to fall flat, but I believe...

The Pier review
03.03.14

In most ways Apocalypse Whenever feels like your standard rock-reggae album, full of catchy, sing along choruses and socially conscious themes. The album combines “end of days...

AudioCred review
26.02.14

Diplo and Switch’s dancehall project, Major Lazer, delighted me with Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, and they’ve continued to surprise me ever since. Their latest EP...

The Line of Best Fit review
14.02.14

An album that’s at times pretty special, but at others just a little too obvious to stand out amidst the current psych-rock melee.

The Quietus review
12.02.14

Lee "Scratch" Perry is widely recognised as being one of the most significant musical innovators of his time, a force majeure in terms of influence and scope. There seems hardly...

Afro Monk review
29.01.14

Dub FX has been on my radar since day one… I remember seeing ridiculous videos of him absolutely killing it busking back in the day. He (deservedly) became a worldwide phenomenon...

The Pier review
21.01.14

We Are Electric is a blend of The Script-sounding pop, Kings of Leon-sounding alt-rock, and hints of country and reggae. There is nothing about We Are Electric that is original...

The Pier review
26.11.13

Alborosie’s approach of total immersion into Reggae drove this Italian born singer to live in the hills of Jamaica, buy up old studio gear from some of the legends of Kingston...

The Pier review
04.11.13

After listening to Anuhea’s Butterflies, she is a naturally talented and gifted performer with a humble presence and personality. Through all of the tracks, you can hear a...

Insound review
24.09.13

10 Ft. Ganja Plant is back with a followup to last year's critically acclaimed instrumental album. Skycatcjer sees 'The Plant' doing what they do best...infusing that old school...

The Pier review
02.09.13

When I received this record for review, I was not really stoked on having to listen to a Pepper album, until I could formulate an unbiased opinion on a band that quite honestly, I...

Resident Advisor review
22.08.13

Colin McBean has had pretty much the same sound for nearly 15 years, which is much more of an achievement than it might sound like. His hard and dusty style of house has fallen in...

The Pier review
19.08.13

After giving Cali Love a few listens, I haven’t quite found how to categorize it. With sounds of r&b, soul and reggae, this album puts ukuleles next to keyboards on top of smooth...

The Pier review
19.08.13

Hawai’i ’13 is exactly what you’d expect from The Green—killer vocals, strong songwriting and quality production. Hawai’i ’13 begins and ends with a chant. The listener is...

Punk News review
12.08.13

Back in 2011, I walked into a club and was struck dumb by the vocals that accosted me. The voice belonged to Reb Elle of the Cardiff-based roots / reggae / ska band Dirty...

The Pier review
29.07.13

This is an easy album to like & commit to, plus it’s only nine songs which is one of my favorite things about this album. A lot of bands are releasing new music this year with 15...

Clash review
26.07.13

Uniquely British reggae sounds...

Insound review
11.07.13

"... Live is such a stunner because the basic inimitable qualities are still here: the unbelievable overload attack, the crashing power riffs, the stop-start precision marveled at...

The Pier review
08.07.13

Automatic is diverse, refreshing and full of welcomed surprises. The boundary pushing album is a wide mix of genres, including rock, country, reggae, R&B, dub, island and 1980?s...

The Pier review
01.07.13

“Live at Random Hall” is raw, authentic and alive. The live set from McHugh and company combines several genres, including singer songwriter, punk, reggae, hip hop and dub. The...

The Pier review
01.07.13

I gave Pineapple Grenade a few rotations and reminiscence occurred that I was listening to something out of the 90’s punk scene. With a blend of mainly punk, alternative and a...