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Clash review
05.12.16

A beautiful, intelligent debut album...

Clash review
28.11.16

Aussie psych-rocker returns with colourful yet largely anonymous display ...

The Quietus review
22.11.16

The Netherlands has a long and quietly glorious tradition of tough-sounding, alternative noise acts. I could name a host of artists that have shaken my tree over the years; acts...

Clash review
09.11.16

An underground hero comes blinking into the light...

Clash review
09.11.16

Expansive, cinematic soundscapes...

Clash review
09.11.16

An enthralling, poetic document...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Some of indie rock's most notable acts have married couples at their core: The White Stripes, Yo La Tengo, Low. All of these (barring perhaps the Stripes) have a record of...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite enthralling album...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

A band seemingly purpose-built for sad lovers and melancholics everywhere, Breathless have remained something of a well-kept secret since their first release in 1984, despite...

Clash review
09.11.16

A lengthy but somewhat mixed selection...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

This is a very good pop record. Opening track "Ablaze" sets the tone with euphoric synths and 'ah's, getting you moving right from the start. Nitpicking, but this extended intro...

Clash review
09.11.16

Russian shoegaze group with impressive second offering...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Whether it’s by accident or design, music can’t help but be evocative. Somewhere along the line of the listening experience comes a point that acts as trigger to release those...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

After original frontman Daniel Blumberg departed Yuck between the 2011 debut and 2013's follow-up Glow & Behold, the London four-piece carried on and promoted guitarist Max Bloom...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

For every pioneer filled with the arrows of disinterest, misunderstanding and, on occasion, outright hatred and disdain, there will always be those that pick up the trail to forge...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Covering another artist's work is an age-old concern, either riding on coattails or bastardising a standard composition and wrestling it into a unique form. Sometimes it can be a...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

In the run-up to Junk, Anthony Gonzalez said that "on the last album, there was too much of me," referring to his centerpiece vocals on Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. The 2011 record...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

We promise you, this is not a Beach House record. And Sam Sarty, despite her vocals, is not a pseudonym of Victoria Legrand. No, really. More

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

There is dream pop and then there is Starwalker. As you would expect from a band with that name—as you would expect from a collaboration between Bang Gang's Barði Jóhannsson  and...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

After a three decade long career featuring stints as the original singing voice of Jem in the '80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms followed by Belltower; Ultrababyfat; the recently...

Clash review
09.11.16

An album of few risks, but Pity Sex are good at what they do...

Clash review
09.11.16

Stark, monochrome debut filled with promise...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Fear of Men's 2014 debut, Loom, was an alluring blend of lo-fi dream pop, straddling an unusual space between the fuzzy, unpolished appeal of classic K Records singles and the...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

The latest release from Wye Oak, the project of Baltimore duo Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, is a brief collection of songs that did not make it onto 2011's Civilian or 2014's Shriek...

Clash review
09.11.16

Storied supergroup that is definitely not a supergroup fails to live up to the sum of its parts...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

In the virtual reality debate, it seems that there are two sides to be taken - one unsatisfied and underwhelmed, wary of strapping a bulky headset over one's eyes, and the other...

Clash review
09.11.16

Retro-futuristic space rock is go!

Clash review
09.11.16

Michael Christmas and Prefuse 73 spar on a fun new collaboration...