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Under The Radar review
31.12.15

It'd be easy for Jay Watson's solo project, GUM, to be dwarfed by his involvement with Australia's psych-rock poster boys Pond and Tame Impala, easy, but not fair. The comparisons...

Clash review
11.11.15

25th anniversary re-issue...

Under The Radar review
29.09.15

It's fitting that Silversun Pickups dropped an epic video by filmmaker Mark Pellington to accompany the lead single "Nightlight" from their new album, Better Nature. L.A.'s...

Clash review
15.09.15

A gorgeous evocation of fading summer...

Punk News review
08.09.15

San Diego's Infinity Girl are attached to many tags. Pop-punk. Emo. College rock. Shoegaze. And they do pay service to all these labels, but what their sophomore record, Harm...

Clash review
17.09.15

Reclusive noise rock outfit deliver enticing new record...

Punk News review
02.09.15

Wild Moth's Over, Again was an album I felt deserved more fanfare in 2013. These San Francisco rockers have a pretty big appeal via their eclectic blend of post-punk, shoegaze and...

Clash review
01.09.15

Sonically gorgeous but a slight mis-step...

Under The Radar review
02.09.15

The act of reinvention is a time-honoured tradition in the world of pop. From global megastars like Madonna and Bob Dylan to lesser-known indie outfits like The Horrors, a shift...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

No Joy's shoegaze album, More Faithful-the group's third-is a soothing listen, perfect for a summer drive or a relaxing, lazy afternoon. More

Punk News review
19.07.15

Walleater are Tiny Engines' first signing outside the US and a pretty good one at that. I / II is a combination of their release from last year as well as four new tracks - all...

Punk News review
09.07.15

Along comes a band like Worries, and I begin to appreciate just how truly small my own awareness of great independent music is. Across the country in the Poconos, there’s a band...

Clash review
29.06.15

An impressive if limited debut album...

The Quietus review
24.06.15

The Danish indie label Crunchy Frog is one of those slightly off-kilter institutions that never slotted easily into any contemporary music fashions or spaces. Starting in the mid...

Under The Radar review
03.06.15

The San Diego-formed garage psych duo Crocodiles (Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez) released their simple, scuzzy first album Summer of Hate in early May 2009 when the most...

Under The Radar review
20.05.15

This Israeli three-piece impressed psych fans at last year's SXSW, conjuring humongous, swirling clouds of melodic noise which seemed much too large to have come from such a...

Punk News review
19.05.15

Let's get this out of the way: Ceremony's sound has evolved. If you thought Zoo was a departure from Rohnert Park, or that Rohnert Park was a departure from Still Nothing Moves...

Punk News review
08.05.15

Crushed Beaks are a London, UK-based three piece that produce an admirably distinctive take on the current wave of reverb-heavy and poppy indie rock that’s seemingly everywhere...

Punk News review
13.04.15

Five years, several stray songs, an EP on Triple B Records, and a number of infrequent shows later, southern New England’s often dubbed hardcore supergroup, Sweet Jesus, gets a...

Under The Radar review
01.04.15

On their new album Escape from Evil, it appears as if the Baltimore-based quartet Lower Dens have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.  More

The Quietus review
27.03.15

The resurgence of dream pop in 2010 was almost suffocating, with shoegaze being a main point of creative reference. Beach House, Wild Nothing, and Grimes lead the way, ushering a...

Punk News review
23.03.15

When John G. pitched Young Guv to the Punknews reviewers Facebook group, I was instantly intrigued. One of the guitarists of Fucked Up was moonlighting as an 80s pop songwriter...

Under The Radar review
17.02.15

The huge success of indie crossover acts like M83 and Passion Pit naturally led to a wave of moody electronica and synth-pop that has lasted the past few years. More

Under The Radar review
16.02.15

A Place to Bury Strangers' noisy fuzz is its trademark. On the trio's fourth album, Transfixiation, this working noise-rock formula is not much changed. Taking cues from the...

Punk News review
05.03.15

A Place to Bury Strangers, the Brooklyn noise-rock trio, have shot to the top of my list of bands to see live. Just check out this picture of frontman and guitarist Oliver...

The Quietus review
26.02.15

A Place To Bury Strangers is a band with a reputation. A mythology has started to follow the Brooklyn trio: the custom-built pedals, the dizzyingly loud live show, the obvious...

The Quietus review
27.01.15

What with the upcoming reuniting of Ride, and Slowdive having already taking flight after a prolonged absence, you've really got to wonder whether Russian shoegazers...

Punk News review
23.01.15

Cloakroom's haunting dynamic was the main reason I got into their 2013 EP. Infinity was emo without being too emo. Shoegaze without being too shoegaze. Dour, depressing and...

The Quietus review
22.01.15

It is strange to encounter the songs of The House Of Love again. More than 25 years have passed since the band released their first record, and hearing this live album (recorded...

The Quietus review
15.12.14

Five years after 2009's Landing, Githead's fourth album picks up pretty much where they left off, with no noticeable discontinuity, but with a few new spins on their already...

Spotinews recomendation
02.11.14

Hi. Grouper is back with a new album. Genre: experimental ambient/folk. Enjoy! Grouper – RuinsFiled under: 2014, Folk

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

Haunting vocals and intimate bare piano from Grouper.

TapeFear recommendation
02.12.14

Haunting vocals and intimate bare piano from Grouper.

The Quietus review
07.11.14

The presence of absence permeates Liz Harris' new album as Grouper, Ruins, to such an extent that it becomes a deeply industrial album. Or post-industrial perhaps, in that the...

Punk News review
28.10.14

Restorations pretty much established themselves with LP2 in a bigger and more expansive way. This was the album that announced them in the way most bands want to be viewed or...

Spotinews recomendation
28.10.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Medicine. Genre: noise pop/shoegaze. Enjoy! Medicine – Home EverywhereFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
12.02.15

Man, just think of the playground you're granted if you dismantle a shoegaze band in the mid-'90s and bring it back to life in the '10s. More

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Medicine. Genre: noise pop/shoegaze. Enjoy! Medicine – Home EverywhereFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
27.10.14

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by The Twilight Sad. Genre: indie rock. Read this review and enjoy! (It should, as usual, arrive for US listeners one...

Under The Radar review
19.11.14

The mastery on display here is that the mix comes out as sublime as it does. Even as James Graham sings, once again, about loss and loneliness, it's expertly paired with a...

Alt Press review
06.11.14

The Quietus review
31.10.14

A year ago James Graham, flanked by core band mates Andy MacFarlane and Mark Devine, stood bathed in light under the medieval architraves of Paisley Abbey with an entire orchestra...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by The Twilight Sad. Genre: indie rock. Read this review and enjoy! (It should, as usual, arrive for US listeners one...