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

Ben Khan – 1000 // EP Review

This is carefully constructed, out-there pop, with Khan’s up front three-minute formula remaining undeniably on point within the realm of a four-track release.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi // Album Review

On Kalevi's self titled debut, synth pop and disco sit next to lounge-y psychedelia, melding diverse influences ranging from techno to eighties pop and post-punk into a cohesive sound

Kagoule – Urth // Album Review

This is sincere and deceptively direct alt; as charming as it is odd

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

Skunk Anansie – Anarchytecture // Album Review

Twenty years after their heyday and Skunk Anansie are still standing apart, seemingly a little out of their time.

Pinkshinyultrablast – Grandfeathered // Album Review

Each track on Grandfeathered is coated with seismic amounts of reverb, making this nu-gaze with the grandest of pretentions

LUH – Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing // Album Review

Joining forces with Dutch artist girlfriend Ebony Hoorn has lent Roberts a lighter touch, a synthier sound and maybe even something approaching peace

Lisa Prank – Adult Teen // Album Review

A ripe and ready, bright and breezy, honest summer soundtrack

Daphni – FABRICLIVE 93 // Album Review

A salivating prospect for any fan or fabric devotee.

Beach Baby – No Mind No Money // Album Review

Beach Baby’s debut suffers from a terminal lack of inspiration as the group trundles inelegantly from one half-baked idea to the next
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Magana – Golden Tongue // EP Review

In this beautiful debut, Magana delivers the haunted resilience of someone who has found self-acceptance

Sacred Paws – Strike A Match // Album Review

It may lack a little diversity in sound, but it's a solid foundation for whatever happens next.

Oliver Wilde – Post-Frenz Container Buzz // Album Review

Post-Frenz Container Buzz is a body of work that reveals more as it goes on – about Wilde, his view of the world and his new lease of life.

Cigarettes After Sex – Cigarettes After Sex // Album Review

Instrumentally the record is pleasant enough, if a little uninspired.

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest // Album Review

On Rest, Gainsbourg flits between singing in French and English, and sounds just as mysterious whatever language she's operating in - even if you only find one of them intelligible.

Sufjan Stevens – The Greatest Gift // Album Review

The album itself serves as a collection of snippets that perfectly accompany 2015's Carrie & Lowell.

the innocence mission – Sun On The Square // Album Review

The band's first effort for Bella Union is simply gorgeous; mission accomplished.

Everything is Recorded by Richard Russell // Album Review

XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell presents Everything is Recorded; a collaborative project born from studio jam sessions which sees him sewing together past and present with remarkable cohesion.

Kamal Keila – Muslims And Christians // Album Review

Like many of the veteran African artists recently uncovered for wider delectation, Kamal Keila gives good back-story.

Bas Jan – Instant Nostalgia // EP Review

Post-punk meets art-pop on Instant Nostalgia, as Bas Jan suggests we frequently knacker our own well-being and relationships.