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Under The Radar review
15.05.17

David Grellier is a busy man, juggling several projects at once. Of these, the French musician is probably best known for his work under the College name, particularly after "A...

Under The Radar review
21.04.17

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2...

Spotinews recomendation
21.03.17

Hey. A notable new album this release week was the latest effort by Depeche Mode. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! Depeche Mode – SpiritFiled under: 2017, Alternative...

Under The Radar review
25.03.17

It's rare for any musician from the '80s to smoothly transfer its appeal past that era without seeming like they're trying too hard to update themselves. The alternative is...

Spotinews recomendation
26.01.17

Hi. The final update of the release week is the smooth new album by Ronika. Genre: electronic/pop/soul. Enjoy! Ronika – Lose My CoolFiled under: 2017, Electronic, Pop, Soul

Under The Radar review
30.11.16

STRFKR hits cosmic heights—quite literally—on its psychedelic/celestial fourth album, Being No One, Going Nowhere. In the last decade or so, the Portland group has been...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Over the past five or six years we have seen a proliferation of stylish, sonically innovative bands from Denmark building adoring fan bases over here. Iceage, First Hate...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Perhaps the nadir of The Simpsons' decline is the 19th-season episode "That '90s Show," an anachronistic flashback episode that needlessly rewrites the history of the beloved show...

Clash review
09.11.16

A quite wonderful second offering...

Clash review
09.11.16

Disco beats and soft vocals merged with a real sense of authenticity and honesty...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The 2014 release of Wrangler's debut album LA Spark was something of an event. The record was widely praised for its analogue warmth and for the equal amounts of groove and...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

On their third album overall and first since 2013's Join the Dots, which got them more notoriety in the U.S. than their 2012 eponymous debut album did, the British band TOY don't...

Spotinews recomendation
01.11.16

Howdy. The first update of the month is the new album by Empire of the Sun. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US version here) Empire of the Sun – Two VinesFiled under: 2016...

Under The Radar review
16.11.15

Hugo Manuel-the Oxford, England-headquartered artist behind Chad Valley—has the voice of an angel but the unfathomable inclination to hide it under digital manipulation. More

Under The Radar review
16.10.15

Funk's always been at the heart of Alan Palomo's work. The Neon Indian vanguard may have spent the past six years convincing us he's some sort of psych pop freethinker, but the...

Punk News review
18.09.15

We are told in [debut]’s promo material that they are, somewhat mysteriously, “more than a band”. Founding member Gareth Thomas, the man at the heart of the operation, has...

Under The Radar review
24.07.15

This electronic musician's debut is best at its extremes—"Don't Make" is as gentle as "Margarita" and "Seraph" are dramatic and pummeling, respectively.  More

Clash review
14.07.15

A gorgeous LP of numerous highlights...

Under The Radar review
13.07.15

You can see why Shamir Bailey is hot stuff right now. The Las Vegas native's debut LP is a luminously cool engineering of synths and beats that will no doubt furnish the...

Under The Radar review
12.06.15

Sometimes living legends re-emerge quietly; Giorgio Moroder's second coming arrived complete with a theme song on a record that hit #1 in more than 20 countries. More

Clash review
16.07.15

A mis-fire from the disco legend...

Clash review
05.03.15

Who said 'dumb' pop can't be great?

Under The Radar review
15.12.14

We should all be pretty happy that Hot 100 success has done very little to change Charli XCX. After teaming up with hip-hop lightning rod Iggy Azalea for the semi-song-of-the...

Spotinews recomendation
12.12.14

Howdy. The end of the year means a chance to catch up on albums that I missed from all the “best of 2014? lists that are being published. One such list is The Pansentient League’s...

Clash review
05.12.14

They really did want us to let go, stand up and join in…

Spotinews recomendation
11.11.14

Hi again. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by iamamiwhoami. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! iamamiwhoami – BlueFiled under: 2014, Electronic, Pop

Under The Radar review
30.09.14

It's unusual to hear modern Italo Disco outside of the Italians Do It Better umbrella house, but apparently Canadians do it just as well. More

NME review
03.12.14

Drive soundtrackers recall heartbreak and escape on their debut album

NME review
06.10.14

Drive soundtrackers recall heartbreak and escape on their debut album

The Quietus review
26.09.14

The most important thing one can say about Erasure in 2014 is that they were right all along. Faced with a steady stream of rockist sneers and elitist dismissals that would have...

NME review
21.07.14

Going solo leaves Elly Jackson free to indulge in lush neo-disco - laced with anxiety

Insound review
29.07.14

America’s mad love affair with Cherrytree/Interscope recording artist La Roux blossomed with the release of 2009’s self-titled debut, an album rife with playfully gorgeous synth...

NME review
28.07.14

Going solo leaves Elly Jackson free to indulge in lush neo-disco-laced with anxiety

Under The Radar review
25.07.14

Uttering "I know the temperature is rising" on opener "Uptight Downtown" or "walking alone on a sunny beach" on "Paradise Is You," La Roux's eccentric, redheaded namesake Elly...

NME review
18.07.14

19-year-old Las Vegas resident excels on funky-house and ballad-strewn debut