Sampa the Great – Birds and the BEE9 // Album Review

Sampa The Great's captivating fusion of soul, jazz and hip-hop is what makes this album so inspiring and original.

The War On Drugs // Live Review

Huge, guitar-rock as it’s meant to be heard.

EERA – Reflection Of Youth // Album Review

There's a brooding darkness encircling this debut set, that's part inspired by her heroes PJ Harvey, Portishead and Blonde Redhead.

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black // Album...

Danny Wright, Thomas Hannan and Dave Rowlinson conduct some pretty serious analysis.

Princess Nokia // Live Review

Princess Nokia has garnered a reputation as a formidable live performer and it’s impossible not to be utterly engrossed.

Bibio – Phantom Brickworks // Album Review

It makes sense for the record to stretch over the seventy minute mark, each track mostly improvised and afforded the room to unfurl and mesmerise with quiet purpose.

Snoh Aalegra – Feels // Album Review

Los Angeles-based Snoh Aalegra amalgamates nostalgic R&B and soul with contemporary hip hop flair in her debut album Feels.

Liars // Live Review

A wild bride taking us on a masterful but manic tour through the band’s greatest hits.

Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear // Album Review

Produced in collaboration with Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen, it's also a more refined record.

James Holden & The Animal Spirits – The Animal Spirits //...

Each one is beautifully imagined and superbly executed, as if Holden was leading a kosmische caravan through uncharted territories of long-form funk and jazz.

Jacques Green // Live Review

If you couldn’t tell from his recordings, Jacques Greene specialises in euphoria.

Destroyer – ken // Album Review

This time, he's apparently digging the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. And man, do I dig how he digs the Pet Shop Boys and New Order.

George Maple – Lover // Album Review

The London-based Australian singer comes into her own as she embraces sexuality at its best and its worst.

St. Vincent // Live Review

What do we think we deserve from a gig? You pay your money and what can you expect in return?

St Vincent – MASSEDUCTION // Album Review

Kate Solomon and Hassan Anderson deconstruct Annie Clark's latest LP.

Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights // Album Review

Whereas her 2015 debut focused almost entirely around just Baker and her guitar, here the 21-year-old reaches new expansive heights.

Kojey Radical // Live Review

Captivating the already-rapt audience with his commanding presence, Kojey Radical proves himself to be as much a live talent as a recorded one.

John Maus – Screen Memories // Album Review

Like with all Maus albums it feels as if you are seeing a vast, dystopic cityscape in the reflection of a river, so that nothing is distinct but all is more beautiful for it.

By The Sea Festival // Review

Less a festival, more a gig that’s burst its seams, By The Sea is this seaside town’s attempt at celebrating the music scene, both local and international.

King Krule – The OOZ // Album Review

...a dreamlike journey into his subconscious that builds on the Hitchcockian world of his debut while adding more Cronenberg horrors.

The Breeders // Live Review

The night isn’t perfect, not totally polished, but that’s just the nature and mantra of The Breeders.