For a record that was birthed out of just "mucking around", it ranks as one of the year's best.
Fans of Daughter will be pleased to hear Ex:Re is packed full of chilling emotion, driven by the haunting brilliance of Tonra's unmistakable vocal and themes of heartache and drunken rants.
There is nothing brief about the third album from The 1975. In fact, A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships offers pop synths, jazz, auto-tune, and even the voice of Siri in an album that feels both expansive and cinematic.
Art Brut are back and there's so much to catch up on.
We listened to the third release from the illusive, faceless folk newcomer, Cyrene. “It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do”Last week, ‘Wicked Game’,...
Post-punk meets art-pop on Instant Nostalgia, as Bas Jan suggests we frequently knacker our own well-being and relationships.
Repeated spins reveal its tricked-out geekery, with moments of harsh distortion or woozy keys both charming in equal measure.
...could three of the most accomplished new singer-songwriters on the planet really be collaborating?
Ultimately, Premonitions implores you to be happy, loved, and to pay it back in like kindnesses – and is that so much to ask?
"Inspired by the emotions surrounding his father's illness, there's hope, sadness, gratitude and reflection to be found across these five tracks..."
Undoubtedly a phenomenal addition to the landslide of blistering pop records we've been blessed with in recent years, Tommy Genesis should reign somewhere near the top.
On Saturn, the east Londoner retains the hallmarks of her soulful 'wonky funk' but propels new sounds into orbit.
Ambivalence is an unpredictable listen that serves to highlight Hayashi's class as a DJ, but also more than hints at a musician capable of turning in coherent and fascinating albums.
The final installment of the Montréal artist's Altogether Unaccompanied series is not so much a significant step up from Vol. I & Vol. II than it is a continuation of Deland's intricate, intimate songwriting.
The thirteen lengthy tracks play as one continuous piece as he dabbles with a personal narrative, fragile vocals and emotive synths.
Aviary certainly lands on the more 'out there' end of the spectrum, but don't be surprised if she doesn't stay there for long.
Ever since a collection of lo-fi indie demos surfaced in 2010, Cloud Nothings, have chosen to build and deconstruct their sound with every new release.
Across the six tracks, CHAI embrace self-love and acceptance, reject beauty norms, tackle the world of modern dating and alight on the 'Hello Kitty cult' with their playful and defiant vitality.
Only her fifth solo LP in a career dating back to the 80s, Broken Politics is exactly the kind of thing our ears need to encounter more regularly.
Matthew Dear takes the premise of dance music and filters it through a vocoder; music that’s eminently boogieable, but off-kilter and uncanny, like a Grimm fairytale. We review his new album 'Bunny'.
It's best listened to when the air is cooling, with a blanket wrapped around you on a deserted beach as each guitar pedal takes on a personality of its own.