Jenny Lewis – The Voyager // Album Review

it’s the new Lewis on show here who takes pride in her scars and is able to majestically harness her emotional big bang into one superb album.

The Bots – Pink Palms // Album Review

A frantic fuzz pot of a debut, Pink Palms is the sound of two kids growing through music and packs a powerful punch

Monster Rally & Jay Stone – Foreign Pedestrians // Album Review

Monster Rally is about escapism; cut’n’paste beats creating collaged instrumental tour guides to places far flung from the metropolis you’re hunkered down in

The Staves – If I Was // Album Review

Brushing off those winter cobwebs and watching bulbs bloom into flowers again, is what listening to The Staves’ new album If I Was feels like

Frog – Kind of Blah // Album Review

an intangible and indescribable quality which makes it far more than the sum of it’s deeply original and often highly dishevelled parts.

White Reaper – White Reaper Does it Again // Album Review

Thankfully, like much on show here, White Reaper struggle to rein in their pop sentiments, meaning even the most vicious offcut remains joyfully infectious.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Paper Maché Dream Balloon // Album Review

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

John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure // Album Review

There aren’t many instantly lovable songs here, but Grant’s verve and wit just about make up for their absence

Wall – Wall // EP Review

The E.P has so far received a fair amount of attention, and with just one listen you immediately begin to see why.
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Anna Meredith – Varmints // Album Review

I got to hear my best mate’s baby son laugh for the first time a few weeks back, and still, the best thing I’ve heard all year is this Anna Meredith record right here

Fews – Means // Album Review

You’re anticipating, waiting for something to happen, a “Wow” moment – and it never arrives

Bat For Lashes – The Bride // Album Review

A gorgeous, slow-burning statement of defiance which only confirms Khan’s status as one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters

Alex Lahey – B-Grade University // EP Review

"It might be too early to properly crown Lahey as the next great Aussie export hope, but on this evidence she's certainly not doing her case any harm."

Whistlejacket – Oh Brother // EP Review

Fierce Panda - 2nd September  Who’s that celestial figure spreading their wings on the artwork of Oh Brother? Some sort of god of psych-rock, perhaps?...

Slowcoaches – Nothing Gives // Album Review

Loud, relentless, fast and angry, Slowcoaches have delivered a fierce record of pop hooks and big melodies

Cancer – Totem // Album Review

The Danish duo marry minimalistic drumbeats under delicate guitar resulting in an ethereal beauty that’s rare to find.

Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes // Album Review

Los Campesinos! are back and thankfully, they’re on full- throttle form.

Shame – Songs Of Praise // Album Review

Recorded in just ten days, Songs Of Praise is entirely flab-free, and ably captures the visceral energy and the grimy, claustrophobic feel of the five-piece's legendary live performances.

Panda Bear – A Day With The Homies // EP Review

While A Day With the Homies may be an experiment, it is an outlier that features the least organic strains in a discography rich with texture and playfulness.

Shigeto – The New Monday // Album Review

The New Monday is a homecoming of sorts, a work that pays homage to its forbears while restlessly pushing forward

Imarhan – Temet // Album Review

There's certainly a broader remit throughout and the songs promise a breathless live show, but; and perhaps it's a consequence of this, it's the quieter moments that standout.

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