Geowulf – Great Big Blue // Album Review

On first listen Great Big Blue is an album that oozes sunny laid-back charm, the sonic equivalent of driving down an empty road by the beach, sun blazing, saturation up high.

Thumpers – Galore // Album Review

A few more tunes of the calibre of Galore could see them headlining the festivals for which this stuff is so clearly written.

Fabric – Forms Launch Party // Live Review

For 2018, fabric essentially want to be better and give more, through making a concerted effort in platforming young, diverse British talent.

Wife – What’s Between // Album Review

an album produced by The Haxan Cloak was never going to be kittens and ukuleles. Fitting snuggly and without fuss in Tri-angle’s oeuvre.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Paper Maché Dream Balloon...

Clearly King Gizzard aren’t interested in being made to pace themselves, their independent ethos shows this. This is their folk album, and mostly it reveals a band bursting with great music

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...

Princess Nokia // Live Review

Princess Nokia has garnered a reputation as a formidable live performer and it’s impossible not to be utterly engrossed.

Ezra Furman – Big Fugitive Life // EP Review

A more subdued, but just as emotive, side to Furman's traditionally aggressive lyricism and musicianship

Preoccupations – Preoccupations // Album Review

The band’s name has changed; their status as untouchable standard-bearers of modern post-punk excellence has not.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen – The Undivided Five //...

Less uniformly ambient than their debut, this follow-up offers a range of mood pieces reportedly inspired by seismic life events, and the sacred significance of the number five. There’s not a dud amongst them.
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Future Islands // Live Review

Those who were previously seated on the balcony had gotten to their feet, arms in the air, singing those lyrics that made the song an instant classic

Live Review // Sin Fang & Pascal Pinon

Hoxton Bar and Kitchen - 29/5/13 Photo by Howard Melnyczuk Back after a successful show at Ja Ja Ja in March, Pascal Pinon have been raising a...

Wolf Alice – Blush EP // EP Review

their ability to make gentle, beautiful yet heavy songs, every track here has something different about it and leaves the listener wanting more

Tim Darcy – Saturday Night // Album Review

A poetic pop record haunted by abstract and obtuse folk influences at every turn.

Glitches & Femme // Live Review

Synths, big beats and bubblegum-pop clash at Birthdays tonight as Glitches and Femme hit the stage.

Tanya Tagaq – Animism // Album Review

For all its difficult elements, or perhaps because of them, Animism is genuinely an adventure. An album unlike anything you'll hear all year

Leon Bridges – Coming Home // Album Review

There’s not a single dud song in the set and there’s nothing premeditated about it. Leon, you’re all soul.

Amen Dunes – Freedom // Album Review

With gritty Destroyer-like lyrics and Kurt Vile-esque slacker snarl, he makes it sound easy

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...

Little Dragon // Live Review

Nagano sounds much more at home singing on SBTRKT’s deep cuts than with her brittle, long-serving band.

CC14 // Review

Returning from its 2013 Dublin excursion a slightly different animal, here are our highlights from this year's two-day Camden Crawl