Lauren Down


Angie McMahon – Salt // Album Review

Routed in country and folk traditions alike, McMahon’s debut album, Salt, turns from driving anthemic rock to intimate melancholia in an instant...

Sharon Van Etten // Interview

"It’s this snowballing of real life shit. It’s not just about heartbreak or your lover. It’s life, and it’s overwhelming..."

Karl Blau – Out Her Space // Album Review

Out Her Space is an exercise in subtlety - rarely overdone but always busy.

Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination // Album Review

Something tightly wound, more experimental and, dare we say it, sonically up-tempo.

Mothers – When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired...

Leschper’s moreish, yearning voice cracks and strains with anger and loss in a manner that elicits comparisons to Angel Olsen, but there is something more intimate, urgent and elegant at play here

José González – Vestiges & Claws // Album Review

Vestiges & Claws is a fragile, exposed, reassuringly stark meditation on the human condition, with a warmth and life-affirming beauty

Mmoths // New Sounds

Rising 2015: Mmoths' ambient, beautiful music gets us excited for his 2015 debut.

Hookworms – The Hum // Album Review

On The Hum, Hookworms find a new way to temper those blistering, eviscerating slabs of frenzy – this time with something tantamount to pop

The Acid – Liminal // Album Review

In the tussle between organic, analogue elements and slick electronics a beautiful, rich variety emerges. Liminal is an intoxicating blend but no two tracks are the same

Tune-Yards // Interview

Lauren Down interview the incredible Tune-Yards about her latest album Nikki-Nak

Fear of Mean – Loom // Album Review

There is a quiet anger behind the softened DIY aesthetics, a disconnected wide-eyed stare behind those ever present jangly guitars

Hannah Peel – Fabric State // EP Review

It's the sound of an incredibly versatile and uniquely creative musician maturing into the fully assured author

CEO // Interview

You might realise something. You might not. It doesn't really matter though, only CEO can judge me.

Mutual Benefit – Love’s Crushing Diamond // Album Review

the quiet Bandcamp release is King and presently it's Mutual Benefit who occupy the understated throne.

Forrests // Rising 2014

Rising Stars of 2014: Forrests are a driving force whose electronic impulses push analogue blood through digital veins

Swearin’ // Interview

Where grunge sensibilities collide in a compact space with raw, DIY punk aesthetics you’ll find Philadelphia by way of Birmingham quartet Swearin’.

Review // oOoOO – Without Your Love

Nihjgt Feelings // Out Now Introverted, menacing, bleak and oddly compelling: The debut album from once Tri-Angle records signed producer oOoOO is a distinctly claustrophobic...

Review // Mount Kimbie – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth

Mount Kimbie -  Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Warp // Out Now Before it even had time to breath, “dubstep” became a dirty word, its commercial...

Reviews // Mt Wolf – Hypolight

Mt. Wolf - Hypolight Two Sisters // Out Now The bolder, racier, elder sibling to last year's wide-eyed “dreamfolk” debut, Mt. Wolf's latest EP ‘Hypolight’ swells...

Deptford Goth // March 2013

Photo by Sonny Malhotra   “There's an anonymity to existing here,” Peckham resident Daniel Woolhouse explains as Lauren Down talks to him about living in London,...

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