20 years on from their inception, Death Cab may have changed but their brilliance has stayed the same.
The band's first effort for Bella Union is simply gorgeous; mission accomplished.
Slow Buzz, which comes via ever-loving US indie home Father/Daughter, is the Philadelphia-based four-piece's third LP and their most rambunctious and life-affirming to date.
It's a complex piece of work that both challenges and satisfies at every turn...
This selection of songs maintains all the chilling intimacy we came to love from Collection, while the production of Gabe Wax has added a fullness and instrumental intricacy to proceedings.
One to inspire garage-bound bands and bedroom-stuck songwriters the world over.
New Sounds 2018: Feel the energy of the wonderful Norwegian lot Pom Poko
At a time when bemoaning the lack of British guitar bands was becoming cliché, the London four - fronted by the increasingly assured charisma of Ellie Rowsell - were a beacon of hope.
The quality of songwriting, and most importantly the composure with which these songs are delivered, screams of a musician far further down the line.
If the album's flawless predecessor put The War On Drugs on the map, this effort cements his project as the finest exponent of Americana indie rock on the planet.
As with its predecessor, the beauty of the work is Adrianne Lenker's ability to blend her stunning songwriting ability...with an almost Brothers Grimm-esque hue...
Perhaps it doesn’t infiltrate the subconscious with the same grip as its Carly Rae Jepsen influence, but cuts like ‘Bus Song’ do lodge between the ears with impressive persistence
Sorcha Richardson features in our New Sounds of 2017 feature.
Babes Never Die showcases Honeyblood’s ability to both break hearts and cackle with twisted joy
Half a decade since their last release, 22, A Million proves that few can push the boundaries and blend genre with such comfort as Bon Iver
Listening to Writing Of Blues And Yellows, it’s really no surprise that Billie Marten has been doing this since the age of eight
At times epic, at times uneasy, always thought-provoking and clever, you will find yourself returning to the Moon Saloon and you’ll feel like a better person when you come out
Nothing’s Real she says, but out of unreal early attention we find a very real artist indeed
The trio, with Tucker Martine behind the desk, blend enchanting harmonies, bucolic themes and a fairytale hue to create this masterful full-length
From the opening jabs of its title track opener Cate Le Bon creates a hypnotic and mind-bending journey of an LP
It’s pretty near impossible not to fall for Emmy The Great and her wonderfully assured second LP