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V is an immersive but pretty damn trying listen, one that seems less interested in offering solutions for the downtrodden than it is in dragging them down with it

Torn Hawk – Let’s Cry And Do Pushups At The Same Time // Album...

It may seem challenging at first but delving deeper into its meaning you find a sincerity that no attempt at an ironic title could throw off

The Away Days – THIS // EP Review

It’s stripped back and hushed, and atmospherically reveals a band whose Turkish roots haven’t left them.

Toro y Moi – What For? // Album Review

the gateway drug you’d hope will lead on to more sonic explorations from Toro y Moi

Surfer Blood – 1000 Palms // Album Review

Where Surfer Blood once jumped in feet-first, they now tentatively tread, dropping those killer hooks and re-imagined surf solos for more ambling and pensive musical excursions

Asian Dub Foundation – More Signal More Noise // Album Review

Though the occasional rallying cry is dated by agit-skank circa the band’s nineties inception, ADF’s ace remains their fusion of bhangra, ragas and Eastern percussion to punky dancehall and drum’n’bass

Fidlar – Too // Album Review

Too is a cathartic collision of skate-punk nihilism and pop melody; Suicidal Tendencies playing Pet Sounds on a mescaline bender

Blackalicious – Imani, Vol. 1 // Album Review

It's taken Blackalicious ten years and ample crowdfunding to make their fifth album happen. Was it worth the wait? No - this is a terrible album with a great EP lurking somewhere within

Alessia Cara – Know-It-All // Album Review

it’s as often about the teen we wish we’d been as it is the insecure dork we actually were.

Yuck – Stranger Things // Album Review

It’s a familiar record, but in the most reassuring of ways.

Beverly – The Blue Swell // Album Review

Beverly’s middleweight indie-pop packs an impact you just didn’t see coming

Delorean – Muzik // Album Review

A constant invitation to close your eyes and tilt your head towards the sun...

Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star + Quazarz vs. The Jealous...

The 23 wild songs see the otherworldly Southern California rappers Ishmael Butler and multi-instrumentalist Tendai 'Baba' Maraire eclipse their lean and combative 2014 effort, Lese Majesty.

Zomby – Ultra // Album Review

Zomby's latest is a cold and calculating - if extremely atmospheric and clever - album

Powell – Sport // Album Review

Powell has always strived to do something different and utterly confounding. In Sport, he’s surpassed that entirely - here’s an album that is truly special

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed The Rats // Album Review

Pigs x 7 unleash three tracks over 40 minutes which offer a white-knuckle ride through a frenzy of crunching riffs and woozy repetition

Half Waif – form/a // EP Review

Half Waif describe their sound as Mood Ring Pop and in forma/a it’s remarkably fitting.

Lorde – Melodrama // Album Review

Lorde's new album full of heartbreak and Melodrama reviewed by Rhian Daly

Karl Blau – Out Her Space // Album Review

Out Her Space is an exercise in subtlety - rarely overdone but always busy.

Shopping – The Official Body // Album Review

What you'll hopefully hear on The Official Body is a DIY album with massive crossover potential that finds its identity through not trying too hard to give a shit.

S4U – Heart To Say // Album Review

Here, the London duo retain pop sensibilities à la Lauryn Hill and TLC but launch them firmly into 2018.

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