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Jenny Lewis – The Voyager // Album Review

it’s the new Lewis on show here who takes pride in her scars and is able to majestically harness her emotional big bang into one superb album.

Flowers // In Short

Drawing a line between the joyous fuzz pop of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and the minimalist brilliance of Young Marble Giants come the young London trio Flowers.

Cassels // In Short

We talk to the brothers Cassels before their show at The Garage next month

LONDON MASH: Steve Hindy // Interview

Andrew Gerson talks to Steve Hindy about all the exciting things going on for Brooklyn Brewery's London Mash

London Mash: Andrew Gerson // Interview

Andrew Gerson talks to Geoff Cowart about all the exciting things going on for Brooklyn Brewery's London Mash

The Moles – Flashbacks and Dream Sequences: The Story of The...

In four short years of The Moles, he managed to create timeless, sophisticated pop music that still resonates loudly in its visceral majesty.

Little Dragon // Live Review

Nagano sounds much more at home singing on SBTRKT’s deep cuts than with her brittle, long-serving band.

To Rococo Rot – Instrument // Album Review

Instruments finds the Berlin trio in a surprisingly relaxed and inspired mood, recalling Tortoise at their very best

To Rococo Rot // Live Review

All of this good-natured industry and sonic anarchy was a joy to behold – especially for a band which rarely plays live.

Natasha North // In Short

Natasha North talks to us ahead of her show with Mike Dignam at The Borderline this week

Shabazz Palaces // Interview

The stars have been aligning nicely for Shabazz Palaces. “As they always do...,” chuckles Ishmael.

Blank Realm // In Short

We caught up with Daniel to ask the big questions… and learned he’s not a big fan of hangovers or delivering newspapers.

Boris – Noise // Album Review

The riff-loving Japanese trio are back, but despite the promising album title Boris revert to their more accessible side

RECOMMENDED // 25 years of Saint Etienne revisited in new book...

A weighty new coffee table book sees the rich history of dreamy London electronic band Saint Etienne documented

Kiran Leonard // In Short

We talk to Kiran Leonard ahead of his Sebright Arms show this July.

Swans – To Be Kind // Album Review

Since reforming in 2010, Michael Gira and his noisecrank crew have been busy - but there is little truly new here to trouble listeners

Recommended // Celebrating 30 years of Fire Records

Founded by Clive Solomon, 30 Years ago Fire Records was born, they're celebrating in the capital with some of their best acts.

Le1f // Live Review

Le1f’s got pizazz and a magnetic stage presence - it’s good, dirty fun, just how Grace Jones preferred it in New York City nightclubs 30 years ago

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble // Recommended

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are the subject of a documentary called ‘Brothers Hypnotic’ set to be unveiled at the Prince Charles Cinema in Soho on May 20th.

Chain and the Gang – Minimum Rock’n’Roll

This Chain and the Gang album is good fun, but it will never bump off any of the Washington DC legend’s previous killer projects.

Koen Holtkamp – Motion: Connected Works // Album Review

Plug an LP directly into a wall socket it would undoubtedly sound like Motion, which positively bubbles over with its dynamic and propulsive energy.

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