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Honeyblood – In Plain Sight // Album Review

It’s largely set to glassily- produced bubblegum rock that lacks the raw punch of Honeyblood’s earlier material but isn’t shy of brash pop-punk hooks.

Kamal Keila – Muslims And Christians // Album Review

Like many of the veteran African artists recently uncovered for wider delectation, Kamal Keila gives good back-story.

LUMP – LUMP // Album Review

Lindsay's graceful compositions feature spacious layers of intimate electronica and precise instrumentation – plucked, blown and sequenced...

Public Access TV – Street Safari // Album Review

But would temperance curb the creative dynamic of a quartet who shared more with their city's late-Seventies scenesters than just a preference for hedonism over hygiene? Happily not.

Oumou Sangaré // Live Review

It only took the subtlest gestures from Oumou Sangaré to completely transform the vibe at her Roundhouse show last week.

Portico Quartet – Art In The Age Of Automation // Album...

From the nimble drumming to the rich layers of strings, no semiquaver goes unexamined.

Heliocentrics // Live Review

A set of adept psychedelia, a miasma of swirling trance drawn from European space rock, North African funk and South Asian ragas.

Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now // Album Review

Typically filed under folk, Jesca Hoop bends the parameters of classification.

Sherwood & Pinch – Man Vs Sofa // Album Review

Since teaming up with Tectonic label head and dubstep maestro Rob Ellis, aka Pinch, Sherwood’s sonic nonconformity seems as determined as ever

Orchestra Baobab // Live Review

Time passed quickly as Orchestra Baobab played for nigh on 100 minutes.

Mouse On The Keys – Out of Body // Album Review

It’s a complex album, an instrumental one that brings new meaning to suffering for one’s art.

Lou Rhodes – Theyesandeye

Lou Rhodes' fourth album reminds us of humanity’s incessant taste for the tragic, even among all this love

Beverly – The Blue Swell // Album Review

Beverly’s middleweight indie-pop packs an impact you just didn’t see coming

The Comet Is Coming // Live Review

Its psychedelic electronica meets tribal-jazz hypnotics again owning the room.

Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future

Brutal techno beats, fleeting chordal swells and Karl Hyde’s agitated torrent-of-consciousness remains a loose template for Underworld’s best work into their seventh album

Cavern of Anti-Matter // Live Review

An addictively complex blend of syncopated sine-waves and wordless Krautrock rhythm.

Lily & Madeleine – Keep It Together // Album Review

New West Records - February 26thAside from the introspective confessionals of the early Seventies West Coast folkies, has any musical generation sounded so glum?...

School of Seven Bells – SVIIB // Album Review

Synth-heavy haze enveloping songs reliant on the extent to which Deheza’s swooping melodies haunt your daydreams

Africaine 808 – Basar // Album Review

The duo’s first album as eschews the pleasure-principled escapism of the Nineties ambient house scene.

Skunk Anansie – Anarchytecture // Album Review

Twenty years after their heyday and Skunk Anansie are still standing apart, seemingly a little out of their time.

Fufanu – Few More Days To Go // Album Review

Discordant arpeggios and a fine slackened beat help to unspool Fufanu’s mechanised modus operandi, and the band sound more engaging for it

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