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Venues // Wish You Were Here

Our monthly round up of the big and the bad news in club closures, openings and renovations around the capital. 

The Comet Is Coming // Album Review

Can this album deliver on its promise to ‘answer universal questions with universal truths’ as its promotional guff claims? Perhaps not. But it’s certainly a damn fun ride along the way

Gum Takes Tooth – Arrow // Album Review

The duo have created a wild landscape where you forget where you’ve been and can’t see where you’re going.

Swervedriver – Future Ruins // Album Review

Sadly, Swervedriver 2.0 won’t trouble their status as criminally overlooked indie behemoths of the early 90s.

The Messthetics // Interview

We caught up with Lally from The Messthetics ahead of their two London dates to find out more about the band and how they decided to cover a Sonny Sharrock tune...

Venues // Wish You Were Here

Independent venues across London are getting the new year started with a bang as they team up for a week of gigs and parties, whilst other venues get prepped for growth, change and on-going challenges. 

Objekt – Cocoon Crush // Album Review

Repeated spins reveal its tricked-out geekery, with moments of harsh distortion or woozy keys both charming in equal measure.

Venues // Wish You Were Here

Our monthly round up of the biggest and the bad news in club closures, openings and renovations around the capital.

Knife Knights – 1 Time Mirage // Album Review

Yet it's their 11 tunes that cut the deepest with their spellbinding fusion of rap, blessed funk and tough soul.

Szun Waves – New Hymn To Freedom // Album Review

Abbott provides the brooding sonic ballast with his synthesizers, while Wyllie and Pike thoughtfully duck and dive around each other.

Venues // Wish you were here

Stop the press! London has an amazing new music venue. And strangely, the old cinema was lying empty just beneath our noses for decades.

Lotic – Power // Album Review

Using a myriad of stylistic leaps, Power blows from hot afro-futuristic jams to cold Squarepusher- esque hooks.

Tenderlonious – The Shakedown // Album Review

Recorded in a single eight-hour session, the tunes sound fresh with Yussef Dayes' sizzling and shuffling drums as the engine room.

WISH YOU WERE HERE // VENUES

Our bi-monthly check in on London venues, featuring The Good Mixer, The Cause, Old Fountain Studios, Sensorium, Arcola Theatre & more!

RECOMMENDED // Junction 2

One of London’s most remarkable festivals, Junction 2 returns to its unlikely spot under the M4 this month.

SPOT // Festival Review

Green Man was a joy. Shamelessly middle class at times, yes. But going on the music and lack of hangovers, a joy.

SO, YOU’RE GOING TO… // SPOT FESTIVAL

We tracked down the six-strong unholy Copenhagen noise rockers of Pardans for a chat about what makes SPOT festival and the city of Aarhus so special.

SO, YOU’RE GOING TO… // SPOT FESTIVAL

We tracked down the six-strong unholy Copenhagen noise rockers of Pardans for a chat about what makes SPOT festival and the city of Aarhus so special.

Amen Dunes – Freedom // Album Review

With gritty Destroyer-like lyrics and Kurt Vile-esque slacker snarl, he makes it sound easy

Wish You Were Here // Venues

Our bi-monthly check in on London venues featuring Printworks, Subterania, Proud, The Roadhouse, Jamboree, The Joiners Arms and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Rocket Recordings 20 // Recommended

Are you ready to blast off with the fearless rock cosmonauts of Rocket Recordings? The independent label has teamed up promoter Baba Yaga’s Hut to celebrate Rocket’s 20th anniversary with a weekend party from 9 March.

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