Daphni – FABRICLIVE 93 // Album Review

A salivating prospect for any fan or fabric devotee.

Citadel // Festival Review

Citadel may have been their only UK festival of the year, but boy did Foals make it one of their best.

Brainchild Festival // Review

Being free from the grimey clutches of the Man is key to Brainchild’s appeal, joyous energy and critical success. It’s also the only festival I’ve been to and not seen a single can of Carling...

Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star + Quazarz...

The 23 wild songs see the otherworldly Southern California rappers Ishmael Butler and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire eclipse their lean and combative 2014 effort, Lese Majesty.

Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm // Album Review

Out In The Storm is an out-of-body experience - told both retrospectively and introspectively.

Oh Wonder – Ultralife // Album Review

So while some of the wistful vulnerability from that debut is lost, they make up for it in exploring the catchy pop hook.

NOS Alive // Review

NOS Alive is an absolute blast of a festival.

Marin – Only Echoes // EP Review

The release showcases the fluidity of her vocal, at home driven by a drumbeat and immersive synths.

Warpaint // Live Review

The Californian four-piece deliver a set that builds from mellow beginnings to a euphoric finish.

Lapalux – Ruinism // Album Review

You could say that, to him, less is more – and that's no different on his latest effort, Ruinism.

Arcade Fire // Live Review

The Canadian heavyweights nearly blow the roof off at their joyful 4th July live show.

Toro y Moi – Boo Boo // Album Review

Boo Boo is as widescreen and elastic as pop albums get...

Mr Jukes – God First // Album Review

First and foremost, this is an album with its roots deep in the hip-hop culture of sampling.

Peaking Lights // Live Review

Oozing pheromones, Peaking Lights’ acid-laced pop is the perfect endorphin shot for balmy festival afternoons.

Big Thief – Capacity // Album Review

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...

Kane Strang – Two Hearts And No Brain // Album Review

With his often deadpan delivery, and always sharp lyrics, Strang captivates and charms with less than cheery subject matter.

Yoke Lore – Goodpain // EP Review

Going by the moniker of Yoke Lore, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Adrian Galvin has managed to impress with atmospheric beats and plush vocals on his latest EP.

B Boys – Dada // Album Review

Brooklyn's B Boys debut effort gels like they have been holed up in a small room together for months on end.

Ratboys – GN // Album Review

A worthy addition to both the American dream-pop and post-country genres.

Rips – Rips // Album Review

Rips is a self-reflective litany of personal failings; a stream of consciousness on frustrations with self and society.

Lorde – Melodrama // Album Review

Lorde's new album full of heartbreak and Melodrama reviewed by Rhian Daly