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yesterday

Hey. I also enjoyed the cinematic solo debut by Cameron Avery. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Cameron Avery – Ripe Dreams, Pipe DreamsFiled under: 2017, Pop

The Quietus review
yesterday

It’s been slightly more than two years since Desperate Journalist’s self-titled debut, and my haven’t they grown. It’s more of the same to be fair, though there’s an assuredness...

Under The Radar review
24.03.17

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998...

Under The Radar review
23.03.17

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

Under The Radar review
18.03.17

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hi. The strong new album by Spoon was added to Spotify yesterday. Genre: indie rock. Good stuff. Enjoy! Spoon – Hot ThoughtsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Under The Radar review
17.03.17

Minus the Bear reunite with their original label, Suicide Squeeze, to release an album that is as far removed from their original material as the band has yet gone.  More

Clash review
13.03.17

A thrilling second album from a band who demand to be taken seriously...

Spotinews recomendation
12.03.17

Hello again. As promised here is a third Sunday update. Genre: folk/indie rock. Enjoy Ha Ha Tonka! (Don’t forget to subscribe to the new playlist: Spotinews 077) Ha Ha Tonka...

Under The Radar review
11.03.17

It's been five years since James Mercer and co. debuted new music to The Shins' vast fanbase. On their fifth studio album Heartworms, the (now) six-piece shows them going a long...

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yesterday

Hey again. The final update of the release week is the new album by The Shins. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! The Shins – HeartwormsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
05.03.17

Howdy folks. This new album by Chicano Batman was a very positive surprise for me. Genre: psychedelic rock/soul. Enjoy! (US version here) Chicano Batman – Freedom Is FreeFiled...

Clash review
03.03.17

An occasionally misty-eyed but very welcome return...

Under The Radar review
04.03.17

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

Under The Radar review
03.03.17

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have always done things on their own terms and The Tourist, the band's first release in three years and fifth overall, is no different.  More

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26.02.17

Howdy. Here’s the solid new album by Old 97’s. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Old 97’s – Graveyard WhistlingFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
10.03.17

With Graveyard Whistling, Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is his most comfortable self, mic-slinging in the stirrups of a rowdy, fleshed-out sound.  More

Clash review
24.02.17

A cesspit of thick masculine riffage and uncompromising grit...

Spotinews recomendation
22.02.17

Hi. There are two updates coming your way today. First we have the new album by Son Volt. Genre: alt-country rock. Enjoy! Son Volt – Notes of BlueFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

From the first moment of the achingly beautiful opener "Promise the World" we capitulate, our minds recalling some of the first moments we heard Anodyne from Son Volt precursor...

Clash review
21.02.17

A fascinating glimpse into the songwriter's psychopathology...

Spotinews recomendation
20.02.17

Hi again. Some of you may remember alt-country singer-songwriter Nikki Lane from a blog post back in 2014. Now she is back and the new album is terrific. Enjoy! (US version here...

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20.02.17

Hey again. Let’s continue with the positive energy. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy Mozart’s Sister! Mozart’s Sister – Field of LoveFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Pop

Clash review
19.02.17

A chaotic yet interesting return that stretches across 19 tracks...

Under The Radar review
16.02.17

Manchester four-piece Dutch Uncles make twisty art-rock with a unique style, incorporating elements of prog and Talking Heads-esque post-punk into their sound. More

The Quietus review
yesterday

Few records surge into focus with the immediacy or intent of Dutch Uncles’ latest. An emphatic, bass-driven prog-pop gem, the title track and ultra-confident lead single from...

Spotinews recomendation
11.02.17

Howdy folks. From yesterday: the new album by The Sadies. Genre: alt-country/garage rock. Enjoy! The Sadies – Northern PassagesFiled under: 2017, Folk, Rock

Under The Radar review
02.03.17

Hard-hitting, electric garage-a-billy rounds out the sweet panged steel and prophetic pluckiness of The Sadies' Northern Passages. From the blissed-out inclusivity of "Riverview...

The Quietus review
06.02.17

"This is the story of three Texas boys busy mindin' their own business When the Angel of the Lord appeared unto them..."Their leader and chief songwriter, one Josh T. Pearson, was...

Clash review
07.03.17

As powerful a statement now as it was then...

Under The Radar review
09.02.17

All it takes is a run through opening track "Just As Was Told" to find yourself committed to the full double-album ride of Lift to Experience's remarkable 2001 release, The Texas...

Spotinews recomendation
06.02.17

Good evening. Hard rock, anyone? If yes, please check out the new album by Black Star Riders and enjoy! (Note: My Scandinavian version should link up automatically to your version...

Clash review
03.02.17

An album of subtle progression from the Seldom Seen Kids...

Spotinews recomendation
05.02.17

Hey. I’m back home. Here is a quick update. Much more to come tomorrow. Enjoy the new album by Elbow! (Genre: alternative rock) (US version here) Elbow – Little FictionsFiled...

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30.01.17

Hi. As you know I’m away from home this week. These two updates are made without actually listening to the albums, but here we go. First, enjoy the new live album by Sleater...

Clash review
10.02.17

Capturing the electric elasticity of the live experience...

Spotinews recomendation
30.01.17

Evening. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. Read som reviews and enjoy! (US version here) (Next update should arrive in two days...

Clash review
23.01.17

The musicianship is of the highest, yet understated, order...

Under The Radar review
13.01.17

Over the past half-decade, The Flaming Lips have given their less obliging fans reasonable cause to hold their breaths and approach new releases with a twinge of trepidation.  More

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16.01.17

Good evening. The new album by The Flaming Lips was added to Spotify three days ago. Genre: experimental rock. Enjoy! (US version here) The Flaming Lips – Oczy MlodyFiled under...

Clash review
09.01.17

Emphasising the pop in pop-punk, but at the expense of creativity...

Under The Radar review
26.12.16

Rhino revisits Stevie Nicks' solo debut in a three-disc set that, in addition to the album proper, explores its creation and a concert from the short solo tour that followed its...