Big Thief // Live Review

Having released their 3rd excellent record in 4 years, the New York indie-folk quartet, Big Thief, is one of the hottest tickets around right now. We went to see them perform at the Roundhouse on May 23rd to see if they could keep up their winning streak.

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.

Glitches & Femme // Live Review

Synths, big beats and bubblegum-pop clash at Birthdays tonight as Glitches and Femme hit the stage.

Dizzy – Baby Teeth // Album Review

Baby Teeth sounds like it was made for drifting down deserted suburban streets in that weird half-light before dawn, full of yearning.

Haley Bonar – Last War // Album Review

The first of Haley Bonar’s five albums to ever receive a UK release, three tracks in you'll already be itching to delve deeper into her back catalogue

Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar // Album Review

Three years on, Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham 'G' Hastings and Kayus Bankole are clearly no keener to convert casual listeners by making concessions to their art.

Young Guv – Ripe 4 Luv // Album Review

Fucked Up's Ben Cook puts to use his experience ghostwriting for Clarkson, Swift and more… A record that wants to be a pure pop album on its own terms

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep // Album Review

A compelling argument on why the brilliantly intelligent and hopeful new album from Enter Shikari is an essential listen.

Rae Morris – Someone Out There // Album Review

A technicolored, varied collection of songs that drifts between electronic-pop hits and intimate ballads.

Lyla Foy – Mirrors The Sky // Album Review

A gorgeous debut that establishes Lyla Foy as a precocious talent with a very bright future ahead

Howling // Live Review

In their quest to merge their two spheres you feel like Howling are still finding the perfect match.

The Forest & The Trees – Missions // Album Review

At its core, Missions reminds us of the power that pop music yields to delve into our deepest emotions, wrench at our tear ducts and get us dancing

Ariel Pink // Live Review

Yeah, he's strange and all that, but he also writes bafflingly brilliant music with killer hooks

Kurt Vile – B’Lieve I’m Goin Down

Not one to pen a duff track, Kurt Vile's sixth album is his cohesive best, thanks to his trademark laconic delivery, bluesy acoustic guitar licks and a greater focus on his singing

SWMRS – Drive North // Album Review

Drive North is a disjointed mishmash which ultimately gives off the impression that SWMRS’ don’t really know what they are.

Destroyer – Poison Season // Album Review

Dan Bejar is not aiming for world domination on Poison Season – he’s refining his audience

Fabric – Forms Launch Party // Live Review

For 2018, fabric essentially want to be better and give more, through making a concerted effort in platforming young, diverse British talent.

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.

W.H. Lung – Incidental Music // Album Review

Any self-respecting supermarket plays incidental music. If supermarkets played as mesmeric, non-incidental music as the content of W.H. Lung’s Incidental Music, then arguably more people would go shopping.

Yuck – Stranger Things // Album Review

It’s a familiar record, but in the most reassuring of ways.

Kate Tempest – The Book Of Traps and Lessons // Album...

Having succeeded in this endeavour, The Book Of Traps and Lessons feels like Tempest at her most vulnerable; just her thoughts, no distractions.