album review // Title Fight ‘Hyperview’
Pennsylvania post-hardcore four piece take a huge chance and departure on album number three.
album review // Two Gallants ‘We Are Undone’
"there's a rawness to everything Two Gallants record and play that elevates it higher"
album review // Pinkshinyultrablast ‘Everything Else Matters’
A colourful shoegaze explosion from Russia’s hottest new exports.
album review // Funeral For a Friend – ‘Chapter and Verse’
British emo veterans return reinvigorated with album number seven.
album review // Menace Beach ‘Ratworld’
"If you like a bit of grunge then you'll love this messy but tuneful album"
album review // Panda Bear ‘Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper’
Animal Collective main-man returns with another spectacular slice of psychedelic pop.
album review // Beans On Toast ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’
"he can be quite a soppy git when the mood takes him"
ep review // Girlpool – ‘Girlpool’
"Los Angeles duo 'Girlpool' are uncompromising and undeterred by the prospect of being shunned by the mainstream in the wake of their occasionally provocative and blunt lyrics"
album review // Will Robert ‘Transitions’
"Inventive guitar work and a more intensive use of percussion really captivates the listener"
review // Slushy Guys ‘Swish Swoosh’
"There's a certain casual beauty inherent to this imperfection – like the feeling of being inside on a rainy day with absolutely no deadlines eating away at your brain."
review // Superfood – ’Don’t Say That’
"The band’s kooky innocence is exhibited in a feel-good, infectious manner"
review // Violet Woods ‘Violet Woods’
Debut LP by Cambridge-based psychedelic 4-piece, out now with the official launch show coming up Friday.
album review // Sivu – ‘Something On High’
"Page certainly has the potential, if not to achieve the same career trajectory than the potential to drive innovation"
album review // Moose Blood – ‘I’ll Keep You in Mind, From Time to Time’
"draws to mind scenes of Saves The Day or Say Anything creating their own anthems a decade prior, and leaves the listener with the same effect in a breath-taking way"
review // Lutine ‘White Flowers’
The spellbinding debut album from Lutine, a Brighton-based group - minimal, fragile and evocative music to sooth your woes.
review // GYMNAST ‘Wild Fleet’
"This is all your fault, GYMNAST. It is late, I am sleepy, and I hate you." Wesley Freeman-Smith reports.
album review // SBTRKT – ‘Wonder Where We’ll Land’
"SBTRKT isn’t after things that gel together, that would be too obvious"
album review // Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘The Balcony’
"Catfish may be an incredibly brilliant live band, but their re-recorded versions of singles are not sparking anything"
album review // Jaws – ‘Be Slowly’
"Tracks that have been tweaked and engineered since 2012, and even more recent songs make up a desirable full-length of familiar dreamy vocals and unlikely grungy basslines"
album review // Esben and The Witch – ‘A New Nature’
‘A New Nature’ is characterised by restraint, a sense of absence.
album review // Dark Horses – ‘Hail Lucid State’
"Within a genre that’s rapidly increasing in popularity, Dark Horses have created their own niche sound within it and thrive there"
album review // Further – Where Were You Then?
"If there’s any justice, ‘Where Were You Then’ will bring this most idiosyncratic of acts back into the spotlight"
album review // Gnarwolves – ‘Gnarwolves’
"there are still some bands out there that not only carry the torch, but make it burn brighter than ever"
ep review // Molasses – ‘Slagheaps’
‘Slagheaps’ is resolutely lo-fi, revelling in eccentric time-signatures and densely layered vocal patterns
album review // Death From Above 1979 – ‘The Physical World’
"Fundamentally, The Physical World is two people doing more of the great same: another dancing juggernaut attacking"
album review // J Mascis – ‘Tied To A Star’
"The album stands up as a refreshingly honest work, reinforcing not only J Mascis ability as a guitarist, but also as a songwriter"
album review // Lonely The Brave ‘The Day’s War’
The much anticipated debut release from Lonely The Brave is every piece of greatness we hoped it'd be
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