Grant Bailey

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Arcade Fire – Everything Now // Album Review

Arcade Fire fully embrace the synth and sleaze of their new direction.

Sheer Mag // Live Review

Under the slightly sterile lighting of the Assembly Hall the closeness of their sound gets lost, and that’s a shame.

Blanck Mass – World Eater // Album Review

Top-heavy with dense electronica, a subdued sonic sensibility and clean production wrangle sanity back from the brink in a considered second act.

Adam Betts // Live Review

Grant Bailey marvels at the wonder of Adam Betts live

Lowly – Heba // Album Review

For the most part Lowly are content to sound effortless.

Foxygen – Hang // Album Reviews

Hang sees Foxygen at their manic apex, languishing in a mould of by-gone pomp-pop

Brandon Can’t Dance – Graveyard of Good Times // Album Review

Graveyard of Good Times is a likeable release that turns its half-baked moments into opportunities for insight.

Animals as Leaders – The Madness of Many // Album Review

The Madness of Many is another technically-bewildering slab of djent from Animals As Leaders.

Adam Betts – Colossal Squid // Album Review

Detractors will say it‘s all triggers and software, but it’s hard to deny Colossal Squid’s intelligent design

Botany – Deepak Verbera // Album Review

In Deepak Verbera, Spencer Stephenson has shaken the restraints of beats and bars and moved into borderless Kosmische country

Death Grips // Live Review

"For all the hype surrounding Death Grips and the artifice they build around themselves, it’s undeniable that they are worthy of the adoration they receive."

Swans // Live Review

Tonight the band are tight, almost to a fault.

The Bronx // Live Review

The Bronx don’t do off-nights, but right now they’re on blistering form.

Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings // Album...

Beach Slang's latest is the difficult sophomore: awkward and a little familiar, the choice is made too often to rest on the strengths of previous material

Arctangent // Festival Review

Now in its fourth iteration, Arctangent Festival is quickly consolidating its status as a Mecca for fans of all things post-, math- and alt.

Tobacco – Sweatbox Dynasty // Album Review

Tobacco is back to melt your VHS tapes and morally corrupt your 80s nostalgia with another wave of heat-warped electro, Sweatbox Dynasty infested with glittering earworms

Badbadnotgood – IV // Album Review

The dusky romance of their previous releases might feel absent here, but what it lacks in noirish mystery it makes up for in their tastiest jams yet

Destruction Unit // Live

Their presence is a dangerous blend of confrontation and intrigue, their output dizzying in its sheer volume.

BadBadNotGood // Live

If tonight’s back-and-forth chatter is any indication, Toronto’s BadBadNotGood still can’t quite believe their luck.

Greys – Outer Heaven // Album Review

Like a sober FIDLAR emerging from a weekend bender into the crisp Toronto daylight, this latest iteration of Greys feels jubilant and grubby

White Lung // Live Review

A meeting of the bare-bones nihilism of post punk and dirt-speckled rock ‘n’ roll glamour that is White Lung’s own