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The Quietus review
10.11.16

Few individuals fit the mould for a much-loved, artist-curated compilation series quite as comfortably as David Holmes. From his globetrotting, hugely influential DJ career to his...

Clash review
09.11.16

Antipodean artist turns up the volume...

Clash review
09.11.16

An inventive return, but one sadly lacking in resonance...

Clash review
09.11.16

An engrossing hymn to love's mad carousel...

Clash review
09.11.16

A successful, satisfying change of direction...

Clash review
09.11.16

A highly creative return from the seminal producer...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

A few minutes into the latest Phantogram record and you would be forgiven for expecting nothing more than a collection of mundane dark electronica. More

Clash review
28.09.16

A strong return, but the sense of potential unfulfilled remains...

Clash review
05.09.16

A change that is both refreshing and frustrating...

Clash review
13.10.15

An immediate, percussive return...

Clash review
24.09.15

Fascinating new electronic document...

Clash review
14.07.15

A gorgeous LP of numerous highlights...

Under The Radar review
16.06.15

Coming up during the era where a guy making beats with a girl vocalizing was most commonplace, even then Róisín Murphy couldn't create music that correctly fell in step with her...

Clash review
02.03.15

London duo raid the BFI vaults for a celestial voyage...

Punk News review
16.02.15

High-school, 1998. Everyone was dubbed "poser." I distinctly recall fights and cursing over who was better, Smashing Pumpkins or Nine Inch Nails. I couldn't give a shit. I was one...

Spotinews recomendation
19.10.14

Hey again. The final update of the week is this beautiful album by Locust. Genre: ambient. Enjoy! Locust – After the RainFiled under: 2014, Classical, Electronic

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hey again. The final update of the week is this beautiful album by Locust. Genre: ambient. Enjoy! Locust – After the RainFiled under: 2014, Classical, Electronic

TapeFear recommendation
14.10.14

A gorgeous new moody EP from S.Maharba.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A gorgeous new moody EP from S.Maharba.

Clash review
11.09.14

Stunning music from a bleak state of mind...

Insound review
09.09.14

Recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella...

Clash review
25.09.14

Restless, furiously inventive and resolutely original...

NME review
15.09.14

Trip-hop hero continues his drunken iPod selection approach to albums on inconsistent new offering

Spotinews recomendation
13.09.14

Hi again. I finally gave the new Tricky album a listen and I liked it. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! (Note: Different version for most users available here.) Tricky...

Under The Radar review
11.09.14

It would be easy to relegate this Bristol-bred emcee to a very compartmentalized and sometimes incorrect intellectual place—"trip hop," "Bristol sound," and "ex-Massive Attack...

Under The Radar review
28.08.14

Listening to Diplo's Random White Dude Be Everywhere "greatest hits" compilation feels like being in a ginormous cement rave hall with the only light show being green lasers—basic...

The Pier review
11.08.14

In many ways, SOJA stayed true to their formula on Amid the Noise and Haste. Let’s see, two parts passionate, social commentary. Check. Familiar reggae melodies; got that too. But...

NME review
11.08.14

Tahliah Barnett's debut impresses with its futuristic vision of R&B

The Quietus review
15.08.14

Legion and lamentable are the reviews of female artists written by male music critics in which their hands appear to have drifted away from the keyboard for an energetic thigh rub...

Under The Radar review
15.08.14

If it weren't for the very self-explanatory name LP1, you'd be forgiven for not believing it was British singer/producer FKA twigs' debut album. Rarely does a young artist make...

Insound review
12.08.14

FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs (as her friends call her) has only...

Insound review
05.08.14

Your favorite ‘random white dude’ has been on a music tirade. From the meme-inspiring NOLA bounce tune “Express Yourself,” to “Boy Oh Boy” which took over stages and social media...

Spotinews recomendation
09.07.14

Hi. I enjoyed the new album by pop singer-songwriter Sia. Read some reviews and enjoy! Sia – 1000 Forms of FearFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.07.14

Captivating, powerful pop...

The Quietus review
07.07.14

There exists a neon-lit demimonde of late night bars, rain spattered streets, sleaze and danger where unmade beds in lonely rooms are encrusted with dried out bodily fluids and...

NME review
02.07.14

US folk-pop group can't live up to the quality set by their neighbour Justin Vernon

Insound review
17.06.14

Some of the best things in life come in pairs, peanut butter and jelly, fish n chips, cheese and wine, DJ Vadim and dancehall reggae! This may raise an eyebrow or two as Russian...

Under The Radar review
09.06.14

For the last couple of years, Oxford-via-London quartet Glass Animals has wooed listeners with a steady stream of singles and remixes. "Psylla" and "Black Mambo" exhibited a sound...

Clash review
16.07.14

Blessed with musical facets that will blind you with their splendour...

The Quietus review
19.06.14

When I interviewed Glass Animals in 2012, there was very little information about them available. So, instead of doing any real journalism, I asked questions like "If you had your...

NME review
09.06.14

Intelligent but heartfelt tropical indie from the Oxford quartet

NME review
27.05.14

London group Archive's eighth attempt fails to push the envelope