Grant Bailey


Flying Lotus – Flamagra // Album Review

FlyLo sounds content to let his identity wash in the bright lights of his star guests this time around, with his distinctive bass runs and texture running through Flamagra like a pillar.

Iglooghost – Clear Tamei + Steel Mogu // EP Review

This is relentlessly dense, playful, cartoonish drum and bass, which whirrs and winds in the gravity of its own technicolour planet.

Teen Creeps – Birthmarks // Album Review

Expect taut, introspective indie in the traditional mould.

Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It...

For early detractors it was easy to dismiss Rolo Tomassi as a curio, but the group have had time to mature and metamorphose into a more nuanced beast.

Shamir // Interview

“That time in the music industry was valuable, if only to figure out that I didn't want to play the game.”

Lenmania // Live Review

Lenmania has come a long way from an in-joke.

Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent // Album Review

It's all as rich in love as it is in violence.

Arcade Fire – Everything Now // Album Review

Arcade Fire fully embrace the synth and sleaze of their new direction.

Sheer Mag // Live Review

Under the slightly sterile lighting of the Assembly Hall the closeness of their sound gets lost, and that’s a shame.

Blanck Mass – World Eater // Album Review

Top-heavy with dense electronica, a subdued sonic sensibility and clean production wrangle sanity back from the brink in a considered second act.

Adam Betts // Live Review

Grant Bailey marvels at the wonder of Adam Betts live

Lowly – Heba // Album Review

For the most part Lowly are content to sound effortless.

Foxygen – Hang // Album Reviews

Hang sees Foxygen at their manic apex, languishing in a mould of by-gone pomp-pop

Brandon Can’t Dance – Graveyard of Good Times // Album Review

Graveyard of Good Times is a likeable release that turns its half-baked moments into opportunities for insight.

Animals as Leaders – The Madness of Many // Album Review

The Madness of Many is another technically-bewildering slab of djent from Animals As Leaders.

Adam Betts – Colossal Squid // Album Review

Detractors will say it‘s all triggers and software, but it’s hard to deny Colossal Squid’s intelligent design

Botany – Deepak Verbera // Album Review

In Deepak Verbera, Spencer Stephenson has shaken the restraints of beats and bars and moved into borderless Kosmische country

Death Grips // Live Review

"For all the hype surrounding Death Grips and the artifice they build around themselves, it’s undeniable that they are worthy of the adoration they receive."

Swans // Live Review

Tonight the band are tight, almost to a fault.

The Bronx // Live Review

The Bronx don’t do off-nights, but right now they’re on blistering form.

Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings // Album...

Beach Slang's latest is the difficult sophomore: awkward and a little familiar, the choice is made too often to rest on the strengths of previous material

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