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albums & eps
Old Crow Medicine Show - 'Best...

by AlexJackson on 10 February 2017

The prolifically exuberant six-piece is often defined by thrillingly wonderful live performances. Over the course of the band’s last five records,...
Sinkane - 'Life & Livin' It'

by AlexJackson on 10 February 2017

With Ahmed Gallab and his band’s fifth and first major label record ‘Mean Love’, the Sudan-born musician managed to effuse the perfect mix of...
Duke Garwood - ‘Garden Of...

by AlasterKirk on 02 February 2017

Of all the acts he’s played with (Tinariwen, Kurt Vile, Archie Bronson Outfit), it’s quickly apparent that the biggest imprint left on Duke...
The prolifically exuberant six-piece is often defined by thrillingly wonderful live performances. Over the course of the band’s last five records, since they made waves with...

Old Crow Medicine Show - 'Best Of'

by AlexJackson on 10 February 2017

With Ahmed Gallab and his band’s fifth and first major label record ‘Mean Love’, the Sudan-born musician managed to effuse the perfect mix of sublime melody with jazz, funk...

Sinkane - 'Life & Livin' It'

by AlexJackson on 10 February 2017

Of all the acts he’s played with (Tinariwen, Kurt Vile, Archie Bronson Outfit), it’s quickly apparent that the biggest imprint left on Duke Garwood was by Mark Lanegan,...

Duke Garwood - ‘Garden Of Ashes’

by AlasterKirk on 02 February 2017

Is music from Mali getting better and better, or is it just that we in the West are getting to hear much more of it in recent years? Following in the footsteps of Amaudo and...

Awa Poulo - ‘Poulo Warali’

by MarcusErridge on 02 February 2017

Like Star Wars? Like Music? Then here’s an idea, take the best of the Star Wars soundtracks and have them performed, at pace, by a 80's metal band. Introducing Galactic Empire....

Galactic Empire - 'Galactic Empire'

by MarcusErridge on 02 February 2017

Whilst an "indie pop" tag might incline you to expect more '80s style jams à la The 1975 hype, New York's Magana brings something more solemn and beautiful to the table....

Magana - Golden Tongue EP

by Kyle McCormick on 28 November 2016

Upon finding out that The Beat were releasing their first album in 30 years we were raring to give it a listen. Featuring Ranking Roger, the second wave ska legends have brought...

The Beat ft Ranking Roger - 'Bounce'

by YasminRoss on 11 November 2016

Scandinavian cool has long been in vogue. From the great sagas and sweaters, to the box-set series and striking designs, the region has thrived in captivating the world with its...

Various Artists - 'Nordic Lights'

by AlexJackson on 10 November 2016

Iggy Pop is a fan. Viv Albertine is a fan, too. They’ve been hailed as the second coming of Riot Grrrl, a Hole for the 21st Century. It’s been six years in the making (with...

Skinny Girl Diet - 'Heavy Flow'

by AdamTait on 10 November 2016

It begins with a warpy old-fashioned film soundtrack organ type sound, and ends with something so lo-fi and wonky as to sound unfinished. In between, The Wytches pack in some...

The Wytches - 'All Your Happy Life'

by ChristopherNosnibor on 10 November 2016

Philadelphia's Beach Slang describe their music as the score to an imagined John Hughes movie, and to any listener with any degree of attachment to the likes of The Breakfast...

Beach Slang - 'A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings'

by RolandMcIntyre on 04 November 2016

There’s nothing conventional about Devendra Banhart, his music or his career trajectory. Picked up and given a substantial leg-up by Michael Gira in the inter-Swans years, the...

Devendra Banhart - 'Ape In Pink Marble'

by ChristopherNosnibor on 04 November 2016

Fucking YES! It’s a new Ruts DC album. Henry Rollins is likely as excited as anyone by this, being one of their biggest fans and also featuring on the title track. One of the...

Ruts DC - 'Must Destroy Music

by ChristopherNosnibor on 04 November 2016

  On Kindly Now, Keaton Henson drags listeners into a dark closet to play a selection of intimate songs. It’s dark because Kindly Now is as heartbreaking as his previous...

Keaton Henson - 'Kindly Now'

by KnarBedian on 04 November 2016

Nearly been three decades after Pixies graced us with their unique take on alt-rock with Come on Pilgrim - an album that still feels fresh upon listening - one can be forgiven...

Pixies - 'Head Carrier'

by YasminRoss on 23 September 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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