Dave Rowlinson


Listening Now // February 7th

New Music playlist featuring Stay Bless, Open Mike Eagle, Shy Girls, Yung, Death and Vanilla and more

Monster Rally & Jay Stone – Foreign Pedestrians // Album Review

Monster Rally is about escapism; cut’n’paste beats creating collaged instrumental tour guides to places far flung from the metropolis you’re hunkered down in

Layla // New Sounds

New Sounds 2015: After a storming 2014, with increasingly excellent tracks out, Layla is set to have a fantastic 2015

Nicholas Krgovich // In Short

We caught up with Nicholas ahead of his show supporting Sinkane tonight at Oslo to get to know him a little better.

LiStening Now // November 22nd

The best new music this week, collected into one handy playlist. November 2014. Track of the Week: Monster Rally & Jay Stone - Recollection

Sebadoh // Live Review

‘I’m so fancy, you already know’ coos Lou Barlow as another Sebadoh show implodes around him….

Electric Würms – Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk // Album Review

This frisky outlet for their inner-prog demons might allow The Flaming Lips to get back to those giant sad pop explosions that made us love them so much

Beyond Clueless with Live Score by Summer Camp // Live Review

Like the map Janice gives Cady in Mean Girls, Summer Camp’s soundtrack guides you through the film’s first-day nerves,

LiStening Now // May 31st

The best new music this week, collected into one handy playlist. May 2014. Track of the Week: 1987 - Michelle

The Pizza Underground // Live Review

We went to check out the Pizza Underground launching Pizza shop 'Yard Sale Pizza' in Clapton and it was insane.

Gruff Rhys // Live Review

It’s time for a far wider recognition of Gruff Rhys' incredible talent, his live show a night to savour and treasure; bubbling over with warmth, wit and ingenuity

Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots // Album Review

The disbelief, ire and spiky rage with which Damon used to kick back against inertia seems to have been replaced by an exhausted resignation

Stephen Malkmus // Live Review

You’ve got to feel for Malkmus a bit; he knows what we want, we want the songs that rhyme “venison” and “Tennyson”

Summer Camp // Live Review

The Summer Camp live show always does everything great shows do; all the uplifting bits, all the heartbreak bits and all the bits that make your feet move.

Dim Peaks – Time of Joy // Album Review

In these Rayna James inspired times - with flannel shirts and broad Texan accents firmly back on the agenda - a re-imagining of what we once, half-embarrassed, called Alt.Country seems way overdue.

Live Review // James Holden

Corsica Studios - 15/6/13 I'll admit I didn't catch all of James Holden's set to celebrate the release of his glorious new album, The Inheritors....

Review // Eleanor Friedberger – Personal Record

Merge // June 4th ‘Last Summer’, the 2011 solo debut born amidst the hiatus/combustion of Fiery Furnaces, remained puzzlingly undiscovered by the record-downloading public. This...

Review // Wampire – Curiosity

Wampire - Curiosity Polyvinyl Records // May 14th If ‘Curiosity’ is a welding job of big-hitting indierock influences from the other side of The Atlantic, it’s...

Reviews // Guards – In Guards We Trust

Guards - In Guards We Trust Partisan Records // April 29th On the face of it - and boy, is it ever a pretty face -...

Review // Rhye – Woman

Rhye Woman Polydor // March 4th  People are going to hear this, and they’re going to say 'dinner party', they’re going to say this is the...

Live Review // Amateur Best

Amateur Best Rough Trade East // February 8thNestled deep within the Rough Trade store, Amateur Best's Joe Flory makes light of the slightly incongruous habitat...

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