Loyle Carner // Live Review

Much anticipation has surrounded Loyle Carner’s tour, hyped by his second album, after almost two years without making music. The south Londoner did not disappoint at the sold-out crowd at the Camden Roundhouse.

Nils Frahm – Spaces // Album Review

Erased Tapes: Frahm may have just conquered the previously redundant medium of the live album.

Kirin J Callinan // Live Review

Kirin J. Callinan is surrealism 2.0., if you will? An impeccable blend of introspection and diversion

Downtown Boys – Cost Of Living // Album Review

Cost Of Living, the follow-up to their brilliant 2015 debut Full Communism, sees them continuing to fight for what's right.
The Big Moon

The Big Moon // Live Review

The Big Moon provide one hell of a good time for everyone, themselves included

Giant Swan – Giant Swan // Album Review

These are capital B.I.G. anthems, which effortlessly meld disarming post-industrial clamour and tweaked vocal loops into the fold of more familiar white-label grooves.

Nils Frahm – All Encores // Album Review

Yet even when Frahm is at his most ambitious, you get the sense it comes almost effortlessly to him.

Live Review // Public Service Broadcasting

The Lexington - 17th July It's neither electronic nor ambient: London duo Public Service Broadcasting have an incredible skill in making their music highly emotional...

Cass McCombs // Live Review

It is a tranquil evening along the River Thames with cordial ambience of Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall, and no better a place to embrace Cass McCombs.

Viet Cong – Viet Cong // Album Review

Viet Cong's harsh, mechanised approach to guitar rock - too clinical even for Joy Division - is punctuated only by unexpected moments of sonic madness and blasts of edgy euphoria.

Swans // Live Review

Tonight the band are tight, almost to a fault.

Sigrid // Live Review

Sigrid's first major headline show in the capital was always going to be a litmus test.

Christopher Owens // Live Review

This is a spectacle, savage and hypnotic in equal measure, helmed by one of the most underrated songwriters of recent times.

Cristobal And The Sea – Sugar Now // Album Review

Sugar Now doesn’t merely appropriate the sounds of various regions, but demonstrates actual, lived experiences ­- and it’s all the stronger for it

Review // Crocodiles – Crimes of Passion

 Zoo Music - 19th August ‘Crimes of Passion’ is a garish, glammy, shimmering, confetti cannon. Brash and loud, Crocodiles create instantly loveable guitar music with...

Review // Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister

Fortuna Pop! // September 9th Working quietly under the radar for the past few years, eager ears have finally started pricking up for Joanna Gruesome...

Orville Peck – Pony // Album Review

We review the forthcoming LP, Pony, from the enigmatic cowboy, Orville Peck.

Rejjie Snow – Dear Annie // Album Review

The album has an understated coolness to it, combining elements of funk, jazz and electronics with ease the sound moves from 80’s hip-hop to the sound of the future.

Review // Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

XL Recordings // May 13th There seems to be this weird vibe surrounding Vampire Weekend, almost as if you should be embarrassed to whisper you...

Krill – Lucky Leaves // Album Review

Collecting disorientating and obscure quirk rock tunes, Lucky Leaves is a deviant and oddball album, and so much the better for it

TTNG – Disappointment Island // Album Review

The dizzying knot of complex riffs and intricate time signatures remains, but Disappointment Island bristles with a playfulness not heard before