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But fear not, because in Gruff’s capable hands, there’s still enough dreamy musical landscapes to make you want to spend half an hour inside his head.
"Cro Cro Land did all that, and they did it with rainbow cake." Simone Skilbeck reviews Cro Cro Land Festival.
Still, whilst long-time fans may miss the Watson Twins, or something about foxes portions, ‘Rabbit Hole’ will stick in your head for weeks. And that’s almost enough for us.
Art Brut are back and there's so much to catch up on.
For the most part, a beautiful hushed- vocals-over-acoustics aesthetic abounds.
It's been seven years since 2012's Sweet Heart Sweet Light, and the world might be a horribly different place but, thankfully, J. Spaceman is still making stunning classical/gospel/blues/space-rock.
There are some suitably jagged guitars, but it's very synth heavy; a more film soundtrack-ready affair.
But it's been 18 years. None of us are young anymore. Not even them.
Although there's a shift from the indie-doo-wop of 2015's Perpetual Motion People – this is more aggressive in tone – Furman is still rooted in the same Lou Reed garage rock vein.
Their fifth outing, Semicircle is another unashamedly joyful affair, from the opening Morse code of 'Mayday' to the brass band belter 'Semicircle Song'.
New sounds 2018 and Ider are some of the most talented songwriters around, beautiful harmonies, incredible melodies, all with a dark edge
Revisit our brilliant Cover Story with Diet Cig.
On latest album Ununiform, Tricky has unearthed a newfound freedom that results in some of his most poignant work to date.
If tonight is designed to prove the detractors from all those years ago completely wrong, then without question the mission is complete.
We talk to Cosima for our Sounds of 2017 feature
Familiar Touch might not be enough of a step up from their debut but expect to find Diana gracing those End Of Year lists nonetheless
“Nothing I like is popular,” declares Dave Tattersall, guitarist and frontman for The Wave Pictures, huddled over a pint in the corner of a cosy Stoke Newington boozer, flanked by his bandmates Franic Rozycki and Jonny Helm.
We've had a smashing day, Mirrors Festival. On reflection, pretty damn good.
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