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

Belle & Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance //...

A gorgeous album of grown-up pop that proves the phrase ‘guilty pleasure’ is the domain of those already dead inside.

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I...

Barnett’s debut album is a resounding success chiefly because she’s one of the most lyrical and endearing recording artists around.

Dele Sosimi – You No Fit Touch Am

An Afrobeat pioneer playing keyboards for both Fela and Femi Kuti, his third solo album You No Fit Touch Am displays a more moderate temper than Sosimi's forebears

Paradise Lost – The Plague Within // Album Review

But it’s not. Instead, it stands as one of Paradise Lost’s most creative and diverse albums.

FTSE – Joyless // Album Review

For all its acerbic political critiques, Joyless has all the depth and focus of a GCSE Politics class run by Just Jack

Dinosaur Pile Up – Eleven Eleven // Album Review

A self-help album might be a statement too far, but clearly DPU have created something that all listeners can relate too - and even if it's a helping hand to one person, then this is surely a triumph in its own right

Traams – Modern Dancing // Album Review

In truth, naming highlights on the second album from Traams is a losing game; there’s not a dud track amongst the eleven

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.

The Field – The Follower // Album Review

The Field pushes, pulls and layers loops within an inch of their lives, his hard-edged techno still as commanding as ever

Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band – Wede Harer Guzo // Album...

A brilliant collection of instrumentals that focus on Mergia’s ridiculous knack for melodic instrumentals that infused the spirit of the Ethiopian Ghion hotel’s famed nightclub

of Montreal – Innocence Reaches // Album Review

"A new of Montreal album can always be regarded as a treat, just don’t expect more of the same"

Arc Iris – Moon Saloon // Album Review

At times epic, at times uneasy, always thought-provoking and clever, you will find yourself returning to the Moon Saloon and you’ll feel like a better person when you come out

Yoke Lore – Goodpain // EP Review

Going by the moniker of Yoke Lore, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Adrian Galvin has managed to impress with atmospheric beats and plush vocals on his latest EP.

Rose Elinor Dougall – Stellular // Album Review

There’s sanctuary and hope offered in this album, and you’d be foolish to not accept it

JFDR – Brazil // Album Review

But the songwriting is magnificent throughout, and anyone with an interest in forward thinking pop should head to Brazil immediately.

Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound // Album Review

There are some suitably jagged guitars, but it's very synth heavy; a more film soundtrack-ready affair.

Cloakroom – Time Well // Album Review

The album's glacial sparsity does sound jarring in the middle of summer, but they’ve always been a band of blending dynamics.

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.

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.

Onyx Collective – Lower East Suite Part Three // Album Review

As much as Onyx Collective's 'Lower East Suite Part Three' is a challenging listen, it is also deeply rewarding...