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.
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 is about escapism; cut’n’paste beats creating collaged instrumental tour guides to places far flung from the metropolis you’re hunkered down in
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
an intangible and indescribable quality which makes it far more than the sum of it’s deeply original and often highly dishevelled parts.
Thankfully, like much on show here, White Reaper struggle to rein in their pop sentiments, meaning even the most vicious offcut remains joyfully infectious.
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
There aren’t many instantly lovable songs here, but Grant’s verve and wit just about make up for their absence
The E.P has so far received a fair amount of attention, and with just one listen you immediately begin to see why.
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
You’re anticipating, waiting for something to happen, a “Wow” moment – and it never arrives
A gorgeous, slow-burning statement of defiance which only confirms Khan’s status as one of the UK’s finest singer-songwriters
"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."
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?...
Loud, relentless, fast and angry, Slowcoaches have delivered a fierce record of pop hooks and big melodies
The Danish duo marry minimalistic drumbeats under delicate guitar resulting in an ethereal beauty that’s rare to find.
Los Campesinos! are back and thankfully, they’re on full- throttle form.
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.
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.
The New Monday is a homecoming of sorts, a work that pays homage to its forbears while restlessly pushing forward
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.