Geoff Cowart


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.

Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness // Album...

Angel Olsen hits new heights on her second solo album.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble // Interview

boasting superb albums on Honest Jon’s as well as big name collaborations with Ghostface Killer, Damon Albarn, Erykah Badu, Mos Def – and of course, their dad.

Warpaint – Warpaint // Album Review

Apart from a growing maturity and confidence as a band, in many ways the foursome are still very much working within their trademark sound

Orchestra of Spheres – Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music // Album...

I urge you to merely behold the cover of Vibration Animal Sex Music to revel in its bizarre barrage of snakes and apples – the love supreme of biblical partners in crime.

Xiu Xiu – Nina // Album Review

Take a few steps back before listening to Jamie Stewart take a sledgehammer to the songbook of Nina Simone.

They Might Be Giants // Interview

They Might Be Giants are back in London with a new album of scintillating zany pop tunes on their 16th album Nanobots at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on November 19th.

Ghostpoet // Interview

Don’t call him a poet. And certainly don’t call him a rapper. Welcome to the bizarre world of Tooting-born singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe.

Autechre – L-event // EP Review

Rob Brown and Sean Booth take up just where they left off on Exai with this new EP, featuring four tracks splayed out over 26 minutes.

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