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NME review
21.04.14

Danish synth rock trio beguile on their return

Spotinews recomendation
20.04.14

Hello. The sun is shining and here is the new album by Thee Oh Sees. Genre: garage rock. Enjoy! Thee Oh Sees – DropFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
12.02.14

Hello again. The highly interesting new album by Helms Alee is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: metal/rock. Enjoy! Helms Alee – Sleepwalking SailorsFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
10.03.14

Of all the bands associated with the Hydra Head label in its dying days, Helms Alee were the band I worried for the most. This hugely talented trio had produced two of the finest...

Insound review
18.02.14

Helms Alee’s music is exactly the sort of mutant, fantastic hybrid that used to only occasionally erupt out of small, isolated scenes, uninformed by trends of the day - instead of...

Punk News review
06.02.14

It seems that when The Shrine were recording Bless Off the band members forgotten what decade they are in. They seem to be about thirty years behind musically. This album sounds...

The Line of Best Fit review
06.02.14

They may be subsidising their debut LP with a lot of previously-heard material, but when it's material as good as this, who gives a flying damn?

NME review
17.02.14

The Kettering revivalists' debut is the full psych package - minus the drugs

Under The Radar review
12.02.14

Dig out your suede jacket and dust off your Beatle boots: Temples and their debut album Sun Structures are dragging the jingly-jangly psychedelic pop sound into 2014, and you need...

Clash review
12.02.14

The sound of ‘60s experimentation smashed stunningly into the present day...

Spotinews recomendation
11.02.14

Howdy folks. The fine debut album by Temples was added to Spotify today (for me). Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy! (One review here.) (US version here.) Temples – Sun...

The Quietus review
10.02.14

A first glance at Temples suggest that they are something that's hardly ground-breaking in the grand history of pop music. The quartet's look harks back to a time when you could...

The Line of Best Fit review
27.01.14

Neo-psych garage rock that shakes everything in its wake.

Spotinews recomendation
14.02.14

Hey again. From last month: the explosive new album by Pontiak. Genre: stoner rock. Enjoy! Pontiak – InnocenceFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
07.02.14

Pontiak, folks. Opener "Innocence" rules, in precisely their nonchalant manner. It opens in mono, or close enough—a classic record-bin, vibrato-and-decibels power riff, exploding...

The Quietus review
31.01.14

If ever you needed an album to blow out the cobwebs then this is it. And if the self-consciously capitalised album title Innocence looks like its shouting, it certainly sounds...

Insound review
03.12.13

Warble Womb “Where it's warm, a shelter from the storm”. Three years since the last Dead Meadow release and the full-length of all-new tunes since 2008. Self-produced by the band...

The Quietus review
21.11.13

A funny thing happened on the way to the punk bar - the stoner rock movement was born. In the early 90s, in the lawless frontier known as the suburbs of New Jersey, journeyman...

NME review
11.11.13

The Melvins have made so many better albums that it would be scandalous to recommend this one.

Under The Radar review
10.12.13

Two alternating line-ups weren't enough to keep them busy, so core duo Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover have now formed a third concurrent incarnation of the hardest-working band in...

The Quietus review
23.10.13

Now here's a welcome surprise – after a protracted, are-they-still-going-or-what type break from the public eye, it's the return of Bristol ur-rock titans Gonga with their third...