albums & eps
  From the vibrant album artwork to the theatrical allure of the Austin five-piece's opener 'Prime', there is a distinct sense that Shearwater is having fun and experimenting...

Shearwater - 'Jet Plane and Oxbow'

by AlexJackson on 24 January 2016

After 2013’s poorly received Super Collider, Dave Mustaine returns with yet another incarnation of the Megadeth franchise. This set of lineup changes seems to have...

Megadeath - 'Dystopia'

by RossScott on 24 January 2016

It’s always weird when big bands of yesteryear release new material, destined to live in the shadow of an inescapable, highfalutin past. For seminal 90's guitar janglers Suede,...

Suede - 'Night Thoughts'

by Moker on 22 January 2016

Norwegian three piece Sauropod kick off a fine debut album with 'You and Me Should Leave Together Tonight', an infectious and carefree cut soaked in summer, bopping around your...

Sauropod - 'Roaring at the Storm'

by MarcusErridge on 21 January 2016

With 2015 already in the rear view mirror, 2016 marks a year packed full of new releases. One of the first releases of the year arrives courtesy of Madrid four piece Hinds,...

Hinds - 'Leave Me Alone'

by SeanAtkinson on 15 January 2016

Time does indeed change everything. This would have been a very different review had it been written last week. That Bowie was musically dormant for a decade prior to the release...

David Bowie – 'Blackstar'

by ChristopherNosnibor on 12 January 2016

PC Music’s Danny L Harle has played the back seat while Hannah Diamond and AG Cook have enjoyed the limelight but the ‘Broken Flowers EP’ is a definite statement of the...

Danny L Harle - 'Broken Flowers' EP

by Lucien Sargant on 23 November 2015

“Some call it art, some call it playing with a mission and/ I got a mission  now,” Johnny Scratchley sings on The Big Smoke’s closing track ‘See Them’. The...

Gentleman's Dub Club - 'The Big Smoke'

by AdamTait on 16 November 2015

Art Angels was destined to be divisive in ways Visions never was. Claire Boucher’s brilliance is more than an one album affair, and it’s frequently apparent on her fourth...

Grimes - 'Art Angels'

by AdamTait on 12 November 2015

The Japanese House is the creative outlet for Amber Bain, a 20 year old who has completed a task that many artists may see as daunting. 'Clean' is her second EP of 2015 and...

The Japanese House - 'Clean' EP

by MichelleScott on 09 November 2015

“Move to the mountain, never seen a mountain move / but look what the mountain do,” Rodney Smith intones, almost complains, at the start of ‘Stepping Hard’. Bleeds is a...

Roots Manuva - 'Bleeds'

by AdamTait on 06 November 2015

The life of a modern troubadour must be difficult. Never mind that the meaning of the word is ever more ambiguous, in our global society there's no shortage of ways to bare one's...

Car Seat Headrest - 'Teens Of Style'

by AdamTait on 03 November 2015

Joanna Newsom’s vision is vast. Listening to Divers is like looking down on an intricately illustrated map. You get the sense that each carefully executed detail is a riveting...

Joanna Newsom - 'Divers'

by AdamTait on 31 October 2015

The dichotomy of Lusts' Illuminations is laid bare in the records first 90 seconds. The record's 'Intro' is awash with a dreamy haze, all sepia tones and nostalgic grainy...

Lusts - 'Illuminations

by AdamTait on 31 October 2015

Formed in 2013, the Beach Slang released two well received EPs in 2014, catching the attention of Polyvinyl, and later Big Scary Monsters where their debut album is released. The...
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by AdamTait on 23 February 2016

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by AdamTait on 12 February 2016

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by AdamTait on 08 February 2016

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by Kyle McCormick on 18 January 2016

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