Festivals // Land of Kings – London

Land Of Kings May 5th // Dalston // £30adv Chasing around Dalston and watching bands is something anyone London-based and interested in new music will be...

Festivals // Field Day – London

Field Day May 25th // Victoria Park // £50adv Okay, there might come a time (as seems to happen every year) when you run for the...

Review // Small Black – Limits of Desire

Jagjaguwar // May 13th Fed up with their chillwave label, the Brooklyn exports have been away and tried their absolute utmost to rebrand themselves. While...

Review // Gold & Youth – Beyond Wilderness

Arts & Crafts // May 14th Canadians Gold & Youth make lovely, dreamy electronic music. Guitarist and singer Murray McKenzie has a deep, powerful voice...

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 // 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...

Review // Adult. – The Way Things Fall

Ghostly International // May 14th Its been six years since the last full-length output from Detroit's ADULT., who took a much needed and deserved hiatus,...

Review // Wampire – Curiosity

Wampire - Curiosity Polyvinyl Records // May 14th If ‘Curiosity’ is a welding job of big-hitting indierock influences from the other side of The Atlantic, it’s...

Review // The National – Trouble Will Find Me

The National – Trouble Will Find Me 4AD // May 20th There’s a time in my relationship with every National album - it’s usually about 5...

Review // The Child of Lov – The Child of Lov

The Child of Lov - The Child of Lov Domino // May 5th The Child of Lov bursts onto the scene with a fistful of attitude....

Reviews // Mt Wolf – Hypolight

Mt. Wolf - Hypolight Two Sisters // Out Now The bolder, racier, elder sibling to last year's wide-eyed “dreamfolk” debut, Mt. Wolf's latest EP ‘Hypolight’ swells...

Reviews // The Thermals – Desperate Ground

The Thermals - Desperate Ground Saddle Creek // April 15th With this, The Thermals’ sixth album, we are treated to a trip back in time; back...

Reviews // RxGibbs – Contact

Cascine // April 2nd Ron Gibbs has been variously described as creating a warehouse rave for 'music intellectuals' and a shoegaze musician born into the...

Reviews // Young Dreams – Between Places

Modular Recordings // Out Now Usually sounding somewhere between Crocodiles and Yeasayer, with occasional nods towards Animal Collective, this group of mysterious Norwegians bring us...

Reviews // The Haxan Cloak – Excavation

The Haxan Cloak - Excavation Tri Angle Records // April 15th With the pace never accelerating past monolithic, and the mood never switching from malevolent, this...

Reviews // Popstrangers – Antipodes

Popstrangers - Antipodes Carpark  //  Out Now When Popstrangers’ ‘Heaven’ appeared online last year, it seemed as if the New Zealand trio had set the bar...

Reviews // Guards – In Guards We Trust

Guards - In Guards We Trust Partisan Records // April 29th On the face of it - and boy, is it ever a pretty face -...

Review // The Knife – Shaking The Habitual

Rabid // April 8th It's been seven years since their last album, and Karin and Olof have never been so welcome. Following on from 2006's...

Review // Daughter – If You Leave

4AD // March 18th Tales of heartbreak permeate Daughter's debut record; “I want him but we're not right”, Elena Tonra sings desperately on 'Smother', the...

Review // Youth Lagoon – Wonderous Bughouse

Fat Possum // March 18th With his self-titled debut album, Trevor Powers - the youthful Boise, Indiana songwriter behind Youth Lagoon - found that rare...

Review // Suuns – Images Du Futur

Secretly Canadian // March 4th Operating as a follow-up to 2011's debut LP 'Zeroes QC', which relentlessly pounded psychedelic prog rock in our ears, Montreal's...