Tacocat – Lost Time // Album Review

Seattle’s Tacocat are a band that can’t help but have fun; Lost Time is gloriously unique from start to finish

Strand Of Oaks – Heal // Album Review

Timothy Showalter sheds the rootsy folk of his previous work and truly comes into his own in HEAL, a remarkable record

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.

Jenny Lewis – The Voyager // Album Review

it’s the new Lewis on show here who takes pride in her scars and is able to majestically harness her emotional big bang into one superb album.

Xiu Xiu – Angel Guts: Red Classroom // Album Review

It’s become clear to me by now that Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart can do pretty much anything he wants with sound.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice // Album...

It's all down to the good vibes, Kurt explains, and the Philly native ain't wrong.

Los Campesinos! // Live Review

It’s messy, it’s sweaty, it’s a bit unprofessional. It’s fun, basically.

Camp Cope – How To Socialise And Make Friends // Album...

How To Socialise And Make Friends feels like the vital soundtrack to an ongoing societal change

Boy Pablo // Live Review

A killer combination of catchy, dance-worthy riffs and millennial meme-humour...

Pet Shop Boys // Live Review

While it’s true that the Pet Shop Boys aren’t your usual Royal Opera House headliners, their performance tonight is pure theatre.

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream // Album Review

Breaking new ground or on the decline like Arcade Fire? Gemma Samways and Danny Wright dissect one of the year's biggest releases.

Review // Hooded Fang – Gravez

Full Time Hobby // May 27th When Toronto's Hooded Fang birthed last year's 'Tosta Mista' album it proved to be a bundle of joy with...

Review // Icky Blossoms – Icky Blossoms

Saddle Creek // July 8th You wouldn't immediately guess that Icky Blossoms are a Tilly and the Wall side-project. Electropop, and without a hint of...
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Car Seat Headrest // Live

There's a breadth and depth to what Car Seat Headrest do that's head and shoulders above anyone else doing "emo" in 2016

C Duncan // Live Review

As Duncan and band open with ‘Like You Do’, there’s an immediate hypnotising trinity of sensations...

Traams // Live Review

No band is having as much fun with bitter anger and frustration as TRAAMS right now.

Africa Express Presents… – The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests...

A joyful excursion through the united soundscapes of two distinct musical traditions

Gruff Rhys // Album Review

Amar Mehta heads to Village Underground to see an incredible set from RAYE.

Live Review // Franz Ferdinand

New Slang - August 26th New Slang has become somewhat of an institution for music lovers in the South-west of London in recent times. With...

Mr Jukes – God First // Album Review

First and foremost, this is an album with its roots deep in the hip-hop culture of sampling.


an impressive compilation of smooth vocal work, laid-back rhythms and dreamy guitars.