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albums & eps
Holy Ghost! - 'Crime Cutz'

by AlexJackson on 04 May 2016

With echoes of Justice and Simian Mobile Disco, the New-York duo is often seen as the go-to producers for funk and 80s inspired neo-disco. Their own...
PJ Harvey - 'The Hope Six...

by AlexJackson on 22 April 2016

The very manner in which the Dorset-born singer recorded her latest record is admirably impressive, though hardly surprising. For an artist who has...
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic...

by AlexJackson on 22 April 2016

Alex Ebert’s mix of folk, gospel and psychedelic idiosyncrasies have long been admirable since his band’s astonishing debut record Up From Below...
With echoes of Justice and Simian Mobile Disco, the New-York duo is often seen as the go-to producers for funk and 80s inspired neo-disco. Their own output under their moniker,...

Holy Ghost! - 'Crime Cutz'

by AlexJackson on 04 May 2016

The very manner in which the Dorset-born singer recorded her latest record is admirably impressive, though hardly surprising. For an artist who has strived on her previous nine...

PJ Harvey - 'The Hope Six Demonlition Project'

by AlexJackson on 22 April 2016

Alex Ebert’s mix of folk, gospel and psychedelic idiosyncrasies have long been admirable since his band’s astonishing debut record Up From Below first hit the airwaves. It...
For an LP recorded in NorCal, Crab Day doesn’t half sound British. Maybe it’s the George Martin-y oompahing that underpins ‘What’s Not Mine’; maybe it’s the angular...

Cate Le Bon - 'Crab Day'

by AlasterKirk on 18 April 2016

Let’s face it - metal and the ‘novelty’ act have always shared a flirtatious relationship. The bombast; the wailing of guitar solos; the crooning of ageing singers - for...

Babymetal - 'Metal Resistance'

by RolandMcIntyre on 17 April 2016

Repurposed from woefully underrated indie band Pete and the Pirates, Teleman's promising debut Breakfast brought us the beautifully poignant '23 Floors Up' but didn’t get...

Teleman - 'Brilliant Sanity'

by KarenDelaney on 17 April 2016

John Carpenter has spent decades as a filmmaker, his best work included classic horrors like Halloween, The Thing, Christine and the libertarian action-epic Escape from New York....

John Carpenter - 'Lost Themes II'

by JamieHallaman on 17 April 2016

Kicking off with the slightly Reggae leaning riffs of 'Dana Katherine Scully', Tacocat drop some terrific, lyrics: “she’s got shoulder pads, non-nonsense attitude”. Their...

Tacocat - 'Lost Time'

by MarcusErridge on 10 April 2016

Direct and frenetic, Los Angeles’ Bleached return with Welcome the Worms. 'Keep on Keepin’ On' and 'Trying to Lose Myself Again' have a lip curling, amped up rock vibe...

Bleached - 'Welcome The Worms'

by MarcusErridge on 08 April 2016

Troy Von Balthazar's tortured voice and mangled ideas were introduced via his work with Chokebore in the early '90s, the Hawaiian/Los Angelean cult band whose series of dark...

Troy Von Balthazar - 'Knights Of Something'

by JamieHallaman on 07 April 2016

Spanning 40 minutes with six tracks, Sunset Graves’ fourth album ‘In Blood’ is an expansive piece of work, which presents a sound which is the next natural evolutionary...

Sunset Graves – ‘In Blood’

by Kyle McCormick on 04 April 2016

Greta Kline is back as Frankie Cosmos, proving herself once again as the prodigy of bedroom rock. Off the back of 2014’s Zentropy and her more recent Fit Me In EP,...

Frankie Cosmos - 'Next Thing'

by TomRose on 03 April 2016

The Oregon singer-songwriter has been quietly making beautiful, soaring records since she first graced the live scene in the mid-noughties. However, it wasn’t until 2012’s La...

Laura Gibson - 'Empire Builder'

by AlexJackson on 03 April 2016

Even by their own idiosyncratic standards, third record Fragrant World was a slight misstep into obscurity. Thankfully, the initial signs this time were positive. The...

Yeasayer - 'Amen & Goodbye'

by AlexJackson on 03 April 2016

Where do you start with Pere Ubu? I mean, apart from with ‘Final Solution’? Their repertoire is beyond vast and so often ventures in to the weird that their proto-punk...

Pere Ubu - 'Architecture Of Language 1979 - 1982'

by ChristopherNosnibor on 30 March 2016

S4M TV
S4M TV // Jake Evans - 'Glorious'

by AdamTait on 23 February 2016

S4m TV // Mod Sun - 'Shoot 'Em Down'

by AdamTait on 12 February 2016

S4m TV // Blitzen Trapper - 'Mystery And...

by AdamTait on 08 February 2016

S4M TV // Nina Nesbitt - 'Chewing Gum'

by Kyle McCormick on 18 January 2016

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