albums & eps
After a five-year hiatus, the Wirral quintet is back, and boy, they’re sounding rejuvenated. From the propulsive opening reverb and psychedelic loops of the insistent...

The Coral - 'Distance Inbetween'

by AlexJackson on 07 March 2016

There’s something nostalgic about Nada Surf’s new album. It swings, it flows and it grooves in a way that you’d expect from a veteran indie rock group groomed...

Nada Surf - 'You Know Who You Are'

by TomRose on 06 March 2016

James Lavelle’s Mo’ Wax label might be quintessentially British in the best possible way - limiting output to the very best regardless of baying demands for more. Much in the...

Elliott Power - 'Once Smitten'

by AdamTait on 06 March 2016

Once upon a time Ra Ra Riot were a name mentioned alongside the likes of Yeasayer, Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend. While those contemporaries went on to craft out...

Ra Ra Riot - 'Need Your Light'

by AdamTait on 03 March 2016

Mason’s second solo album seemed to personify his 20 years in alt-pop. Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time was genre splitting, eclectic, politically charged and emotively...

Steve Mason - 'Meet The Humans'

by AlexJackson on 02 March 2016

None more obtuse than an Anticon-er, having reputedly spent the past year refining Sisters low end on speakers that would cost the same as a three-bed semi, Odd Nosdam...

Odd Nosdam - 'Sisters'

by AlasterKirk on 02 March 2016

For all he’s achieved on other folks’ records, Weatherall’s only prior solo LP, A Pox On The Pioneers wasn’t received with a lot of enthusiasm. Things don’t start...

Andrew Weatherall - 'Covenanza'

by AlasterKirk on 02 March 2016

Despite the departure of lead vocalist Daniel Blumberg in 2013, Stranger Things is a sign of their new found confidence with their new band setup. The cleaner sound featuring new...

Yuck - 'Stranger Things'

by JayDuncan on 02 March 2016

The third full LP from Jack Tatum, with a little help from Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart) and drummer John Eriksson (Peter Bjorn And John) takes a more mature approach to his...

Wild Nothing - 'Life Of Pause'

by JayDuncan on 02 March 2016

Much has been made in advance of the Manchester quartet’s second album. The hyperbole has been ramped up to varying degrees by parts of the music press suggesting a spectacular...
As debuts go, 2013 is about as perfect a creation as you could hope to hear. This ensemble of classical-infused arrangements, stripped down piano-led songs and 80s New Wave rock...

Meilyr Jones - '2013'

by MarcusErridge on 02 March 2016

Reportedly five years in the making, Holy Esque's excellent debut record At Hope's Ravine is out now on their own label entitled Beyond The Frequency. Built on a foundation...

Holy Esque - 'At Hope's Ravine'

by Kyle McCormick on 28 February 2016

  With ‘celebrity’ having been downgraded from ‘major Hollywood actor’ to ‘someone who was on TV once for a minute or two’, or ‘major league pop star’ to...

Orphan Colours - 'High Hopes EP'

by ChristopherNosnibor on 26 February 2016

Easy Kill are quintet from Manchester, formed in 2013, the self-proclaimed Doom Pop group offer ‘melancholy made catchy’. Their new EP Sermons (following a handful of...

Easy Kill - 'Sermons EP'

by JamieHallaman on 25 February 2016

Sugar Rush is a cassette covers compilation, released by the Negative Fun label in collaboration with Pittsburgh blog The Grey Estates (“powered by girl power and...
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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