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Clash review
17.03.17

Soft-focus and faintly nostalgic, but all the better for it...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hi. It’s a new release week again. First find: Real Estate. Genre: indie pop/rock. Enjoy! Real Estate – In MindFiled under: 2017, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
yesterday

For a bunch of barely 30-year-olds, the members of Real Estate sure know how to make some stellar soft rock. That's not meant as an insult—their last album, Atlas, is one of the...

The Quietus review
yesterday

The old John Peel adage about The Fall being “always different, always the same” might be fruitfully adapted for New Jersey janglers Real Estate. For here, truly, is a band that...

Clash review
02.10.15

Northern Irish four-piece stumble in the darkness...

Under The Radar review
17.12.15

Clanging dissonance gives way to jangle-pop in "Reticence," the opener to the Irish post-punkers' second LP-a continuation down the shadowy path they took on The New Life.   More

Punk News review
09.09.15

FIDLAR stumbled onto the scene a few years ago with their self-titled debut album, an unabashed celebration of getting drunk, snorting drugs, and throwing two sheets to the wind...

Clash review
15.09.15

F*ck it dog, life's a risk...

The Quietus review
20.08.15

The debut LP of Indiana-based bubblegum punk trio Thee Tsunamis masquerades as a jab at the self-importance of male-dominated garage rock, but what presents as parody quickly...

The Pier review
27.07.15

The first song, “The Get Down,” is a good indication of all the musical elements the band has got to offer. The intro is diverse, with scratches, saxophone action, and a guitar...

The Quietus review
18.06.15

If you're coming to London-based post-punk four-piece Sauna Youth as a new listener, then the first thing to point out is that their name is something of a misnomer. Although...

Punk News review
20.08.15

Sauna Youth are the type of band with youthful exuberance to spare. On their latest full length, they manage to cram it into every corner and maintain a cohesive 30 minutes of...

Clash review
08.07.15

An enthralling and enormously creative second album...

Spotinews recomendation
15.09.14

Hey. The new album by the Allah-Las arrived to Spotify today. Genre: pop/rock. Read this review and enjoy! (Note: A US version should be added tomorrow and the album should...

NME review
23.09.14

The LA crate-diggers lack the warmth and excitement of their debut on follow-up effort

Punk News review
22.07.14

I remember reading Punknews way way back, when I was still at secondary school, and seeing a story about a band called Museum Mouth giving away their demo, much to my...

Insound review
06.05.14

Canadian west coast rockers Current Swell come out with their new album Ulysses . The 12 tracks on the album perfectly deliver the band's textured, deep-groove sound while...

The Line of Best Fit review
28.02.14

The New Jersey outfit master their brand of intricate guitar pop on a superb third LP.

Spotinews recomendation
06.03.14

Hey. As a fan of Real Estate, the new album didn’t disappoint. Genre: pop/rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Real Estate – AtlasFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

NME review
04.03.14

New Jersey's premier cinematic time-travellers forge an opulent and wistful future with one eye on the past

Under The Radar review
28.02.14

If only the easy listening genre wasn't already dedicated to orchestras and big bands and voices made famous decades ago. If only it was accepting new albums into its category...

NME review
17.02.14

Brighton bedroom musician's album of lo-fi pop pastiches hints at a bright future

Insound review
09.12.13

Ghost Wave are an Auckland based rock band who’s sound finds itself somewhere between the Flying Nun bands of the ‘80s, the British explosion of the ‘60s and the wayfaring dubs of...

Spotinews recomendation
14.11.13

Hi. The new album by Gap Dream was just added to Spotify. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Gap Dream – Shine Your LightFiled under: 2013, Pop

Insound review
03.12.13

Super amazing follow up to last year's self-titled debut, Shine Your Light is a Burger Masterpiece! Gap Dream combines all the best parts of glam, psychedelia, synth,-pop and rock...

Under The Radar review
28.11.13

After Cleveland's Gap Dream brought together elements of Spiritualized and '60s rock/pop on last year's debut album, these latest recordings find linchpin Gabe Fulvimar heading...

Clash review
09.09.13

Bob Stanley assesses their career-spanning new collection…

AudioCred review
19.08.13

“Have you heard the devil’s back in town” starts out the slightly off tempo singing on “It’s a Common Life.” The theme of casual, “’sup bro” encounters with demonic forces infests...

Spotinews recomendation
04.09.13

Good afternoon. Here is the recently added new album by Surf City. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) Surf City – We Knew It Was Not Going to Be Like This Filed under...

Under The Radar review
03.09.13

Space rock's been having a bit of an unexpected renaissance recently, what with Hookworms' critically acclaimed Pearl Mystic and now Surf City's sophomore record We Knew It Was...

The Pier review
29.07.13

What makes the Wheeland Brothers great is that they represent their roots. They’re just a couple of surfer bums making beach reggae music, and they make it well. Muchos Maholos...

The Pier review
01.07.13

“Live at Random Hall” is raw, authentic and alive. The live set from McHugh and company combines several genres, including singer songwriter, punk, reggae, hip hop and dub. The...

The Pier review
01.07.13

I gave Pineapple Grenade a few rotations and reminiscence occurred that I was listening to something out of the 90’s punk scene. With a blend of mainly punk, alternative and a...

The Quietus review
24.06.13

"Cherchez la femme" - Look for the woman. We French mean that behind any Bel Ami, there is always a woman, pulling the strings from the wings. Now look for La Femme - the French...

Clash review
09.12.13

Like Kraftwerk waxing The Beach Boys' surfboards...

NME review
25.11.13

Overall you just wish the band had spent less time reading music history, and more time getting on with it

Spotinews recomendation
21.05.13

Hey again. The exciting new album by Shannon and the Clams is in many ways a typical Spotinews album. Genre: garage/surf pop. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here.) Shannon and...

The Line of Best Fit review
29.04.13

A charming and cheerful debut from the former Oregon Bike Trails man Zach Yudin.

Insound review
30.04.13

Bigfoot possesses flirty rhythmic sensibilities both snappy and sparkling, a rosy, near-tropical warmth, and a loose and conversational feel that position you right in the line of...

BBC review
13.02.13

Belfast band reinvents its sound and comes up smelling of roses.

Under The Radar review
08.03.13

Clocking in at almost 50 minutes, The New Life is a long-form evolution for Girls Names. The band's 2011 debut Dead to Me was filled with staccato bursts of '80s indie pop clangs...

AudioCred review
28.02.13

On their sophomore album, The New Life, Belfast indie rockers Girls Names have expanded from a trio to a quartet, and their sound has followed suit. The LP may represent a new...

Spotinews recomendation
18.02.13

Hello again. The terrific new album by Girls Names was also added to Spotify today. Genre: pop. Recommended listening. Enjoy! (One review here.) Girls Names – The New Life Filed...

NME review
18.02.13

The Northern Irish quartet’s debut is a bleak and brilliant adventure into doom-laden goth pop

The Line of Best Fit review
15.02.13

Bands evolve and change as they expand their horizons, but it’s their job to convince us of why their promised land is the place to be.

AudioCred review
24.01.13

FIDLAR have quickly gained a reputation as indie rock’s party band du jour thanks to their hit song “Cheap Beer,” as well as its riotous accompanying video. FIDLAR is actually an...

Pitchfork review
22.01.13

Ex Cops are a curious first release for Manhattan record store Other Music's new label. Where the shop has developed an international reputation for its expertly curated selection...

Under The Radar review
11.03.13

Brooklyn's Ex Cops differentiate themselves from legions of neo-shoegaze acts on their debut LP True Hallucinations, thanks in large part to one key strength—intuitively gorgeous...

Punk News review
19.02.13

FIDLAR like to party. FIDLAR like to do drugs, drink too much, drive under the influence, skateboard, jerk-off, pass out and do it again. FIDLAR are not a band with a lot of...

NME review
04.02.13

There’s beer, bongs, Black Flag and blues on the LA punks’ party-starting debut. But no sign of that Kate Nash collab…

The Line of Best Fit review
31.01.13

FIDLAR plays a misanthropic and hedonistic brand of garage punk born out of complete and total nihilism. Their debut album is fucked up and deliriously awesome.

Pitchfork review
25.01.13

The L.A. skate-punk band FIDLAR don't make music you'll grow old with, and they won't get an "A" for originality, but that's not really the point. While there's a definite lineage...

Spin review
24.01.13

Drunk, loutish L.A. scuzz-punks prove that genuine belligerence never goes out of style.

BBC review
24.01.13

Loutish, drugs-fuelled fare from presently two-dimensional LA punks.

Insound review
22.01.13

Fuck It Dog Life's A Risk. Almost twelve months to the day after Mom+Pop fell in love with FIDLAR at last year's CMJ, they're beyond excited to announce their debut full-length...

NME review
26.11.12

Laid-back dudes who spend their days chilling out

The Quietus review
29.11.12

This year's Mercury Prize list featured an unprecedented glut of acts who all eschew forward thinking in favour of the defiantly retrograde. Looking back over their shoulder...

Insound review
16.10.12

Based in Victoria, B.C., Current Swell has been in the foreground of the "new roots" music front pushing out of Canada's west coast. Thanks in large part to constant touring with...

NME review
15.10.12

Expressive saxophone blare, heavy afro-funk workouts, hepcat proto-rapping and unyielding positive vibes

Spotinews recomendation
07.09.12

Hi. This new release by Sauna Youth was recently added to Spotify. Genre: punk/rock. Read this review and enjoy! Sauna Youth – Dreamlands Filed under: 2012, Punk, Rock

NME review
10.09.12

An irresistible debut of colourful pogo-ready rhythms

The Pier review
04.09.12

Echo Movement’s visionary musical spirit bred with what some call a “new reggae” metamorphosis is not only a thrill for the ears, but is well endowed as the ultimate mind-twister...