Live Review // Night Works, Thumpers & Sivu

Camden Barfly - August 7th Waiting for the gig to start, I get a text from the friend who's meant to be joining me: "Has...

Review // M O N E Y – The Shadow of...

Bella Union - August 26th After a couple of years spent stalking basement bunkers, disused office blocks and the odd church, sporadically stripping nude for...

Review // Vuvuvultures – Push/Pull

Energy Snake Records - Out Now Vuvuvultures have been carving their way through the underground press for a short while now, charming at every turn,...

Review // Volcano Choir – Repave

Jagjaguwar // September 2nd Since 2009, a lot has changed for Volcano Choir, rewind four years when Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and members from Collections...

Review // Blondes – Swisher

RVNG Intl. - August 2nd Blondes’ Swisher turned up in its entirety on YouTube two months ago and only a year after the duo’s self-titled...

Review // Zola Jesus – Versions

Sacred Bones - August 19th Back in 2009, a twenty year old Nika Roza Danilova released a dark, macabrely spellbinding debut album, ‘The Spoils’, under...

Review // Drenge – Drenge

Infectious - August 19th The debut album from Drenge see's the Sheffield brothers sticking firmly to what they know - bitchy party rock. Yep, the self-titled...

Review // Barbarossa – Bloodlines

Memphis Industries - 5th August The Weeknd and Frank Ocean have a lot to answer for. By making confessional R&B cool, they’ve liberated potentially hundreds...

Live Review // Advance Base

The Lexington - 12th July It’s hard not to be a little bit in love with Owen Ashworth; with his self depreciating humour and a...

Live Review // Ke$ha

O2 Academy Brixton - July 15th More likely to be writhing chaotically over, rather than blurring, the line between the sublime and the ridiculous, Ke$ha...

Live Review // Latitude

Henham Park - 18th-21st July Tame, middle-class, bucolic; Latitude has seen all these criticisms levelled against it. Overheard conversations on the coach home eked their...

Live Review // Mogwai Performing live to Zidane, A 21st Century...

The Barbican - 26th July I’ve always tried to keep my love of football and music separate. The two things have always felt like complete...

Review // Pond – Hobo Rocket

Modular // 5th August There’s something very charming about the ramshackle and raw edge that a Pond record tends to exhibit. That’s not to say...

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...

Review // DIANA – Perpetual Surrender

 Jagjaguwar // 19th August Montreal and Portland have dominated North American indie for God knows how long, but Toronto is gradually creeping up on the...

Review // Shigeto – No Better Time Than Now

Ghostly // 19th August Using an array of found sounds, Zach Saginaw’s third Shigeto LP feels like a window into his life.Without words to communicate,...

Review // Braids – Flourish // Perish

Full Time Hobby // 19th August Braids create the kind of music that doesn’t demand but, rather, requires your attention: Delicate and layered with the...

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 // Moderat – Moderat II

Monkey Town // 5th August Producer trio Moderat make music for musicians. Their second record, Moderat II, is peppered with some classic deep house beats...

Review // Washed Out – Paracosm

Weird World // 12th August Clearly harshed out by critics that knocked his languid debut 'Within And Without' for floating in one ear and out...

Review // Pure Bathing Culture – Moon Tides

Memphis Industries // August 19th Portland has a funny way of churning out bands that go somewhat quietly about their business and yet produce music...