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Under The Radar review
26.05.17

North American audiences—if they're old enough—might respond hesitantly with "The Only One I Know" if the U.K.'s The Charlatans are brought up. That song from 1990 is arguably the...

Clash review
01.06.17

A colourful return that matches their much-loved catalogue...

Clash review
26.05.17

A bolshy stadium-ready debut...

Spotinews recomendation
25.05.17

Howdy. On the final day of this release week, I have a bunch of updates coming your way. First, the groovy debut album by soul singer-songwriter Nick Hakim. Enjoy! (US version...

Under The Radar review
18.05.17

Compiling a best of collection is a tall task for any band. Doing so for a band with an eclectic and shapeshifting sound that has endured through three decades is nearly...

The Pier review
16.05.17

Watch the World offers a breath of fresh air for Three Legged Fox, as the bulk of the album takes a pivot to more contemporary, chorus-driven tracks, all-the-while experimenting...

Spotinews recomendation
14.05.17

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Overlake. Genre: dream pop/indie rock. Enjoy! (US version here) Overlake – FallFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
13.05.17

Hi again. I agree with the critics, the new album by singer-songwriter Paul Weller is one of the best of the year so far. Recommended listening. Enjoy! Paul Weller – A Kind...

Clash review
12.05.17

Eschewing trend and conveyer belt production for something individual...

The Quietus review
11.05.17

Few bands shapeshift as capably as Atlanta, Georgia’s Black Lips. Quintessential garage rock chameleons, they have filtered far-flung influence across seven transmogrifying...

Clash review
09.05.17

The iron-throated singer perfects his psych-pop approach...

Under The Radar review
08.05.17

No one can accuse Blondie of not trying its hardest to create an album that fits into some aspects of the current musical atmosphere. The iconic group enlists a glittering list of...

Clash review
05.05.17

A mixed return that ultimately feels like a failure...

The Quietus review
10.05.17

Like it or not, Kasabian are 2017's biggest British rock band. Each of their last four albums to date has gone to number one, while only they, Arctic Monkeys, and the limper-than...

Spotinews recomendation
03.05.17

Hello. I’ve been busy this week, which is why there has only been one daily update for a little while. Hopefully there will be more next week. Anyhow, here is the strong new album...

Clash review
10.05.17

The iron-throated singer perfects his psych-pop approach...

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity.  More

Under The Radar review
28.04.17

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments More

Spotinews recomendation
01.05.17

Hi. The new album by Mew is a delight. Genre: art/indie rock. Enjoy! Mew – VisualsFiled under: 2017, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
26.04.17

Hey again. I enjoyed the new album by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. It was added some days back. Enjoy! Sheryl Crow – Be MyselfFiled under: 2017, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
26.04.17

Hey. From a fairly recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Relationship. Genre: rock. Enjoy! The Relationship – Clara ObscuraFiled under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
21.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Clash review
25.04.17

Adding a politicised edge to their trademark angular and heartfelt pop music...

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached...

Spotinews recomendation
25.04.17

Hi. The new album by veteran singer-songwriter Ray Davis was a pleasant surprise. Enjoy! (Note: I’ll be back tonight with another update.) Ray Davies – AmericanaFiled under: 2017...

Under The Radar review
20.04.17

Craig Finn has a way of making the connection from ordinary moments to extraordinary meanings. When we first met him in Lifter Puller and then in The Hold Steady his more-is-more...

Under The Radar review
12.04.17

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in...

Spotinews recomendation
31.03.17

Hello. A new release week is here. My top choice is the new album by singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Enjoy! (US version here) (Note: I’ll be back later today for one more update...

Under The Radar review
31.03.17

Expecting the unexpected can work in the favor of bands like Radiohead, U2, and R.E.M. They build up a reputation for trendy experimentalism that is met with enthusiastic...

The Quietus review
14.04.17

About a week ago, shortly after hearing Let The Dancers Inherit The Party for the first few times – and still uncertain about it in my fanboy sort of way – my partner and I sat...

Spotinews recomendation
30.03.17

Hey. The latest album by American rock band Arbouretum was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Arbouretum – Song of the RoseFiled under: 2017, Rock

Clash review
29.03.17

A record of two opposing moods...

Clash review
29.03.17

Refined and polished return, but still bass-driven and dancefloor-ready...

Spotinews recomendation
05.04.17

Evening friends. Two update are now coming your way. First: from last week, the latest album by Soulwax. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! Soulwax – From DeeweeFiled under...

The Pier review
28.03.17

It’s not everyday that the band that’s given you a catalogue of emotional and lyrically rich songs announces that they’re going back to making summertime songs, so I was nervous...

Spotinews recomendation
25.03.17

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
25.03.17

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...