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.
The past 14 years may’ve given them the clout to be considered as real bruisers but thankfully they’re as vital – and yes, as brill – as ever.
Apollo Records // July 22nd After years of shame brought on by Geordie Shore, the citizens of Newcastle upon Tyne have reason to rejoice in...
Cascine // April 2nd Ron Gibbs has been variously described as creating a warehouse rave for 'music intellectuals' and a shoegaze musician born into the...
On Ullages, Eagulls have tapped into an incredible knack for making the dreary sound delightfully dreamy
Blood is their second album - the follow up to 2013's Woman – and it's a cathartic narrative that makes your heart hurt and soar in equal measure.
Exploring the patches of brightness and shadow flickering between inside and outside, self and other, Plays With Fire is the experience of lying on your bed, mid-afternoon, lamenting the end of summer.
I, Gemini is like the soundtrack to a lysergic fairytale, covering the spectrum of playful, dark and completely, wonderfully batshit
Graveyard of Good Times is a likeable release that turns its half-baked moments into opportunities for insight.
The idea of one artist reproducing the work of another isn’t new, but put all thoughts of Ryan Adam’s reworking of T Swift’s 1989 to one side, because Mercury Rev’s loving tribute to Bobbie Gentry’s flop 1968 masterwork is something else.
Maverick Sabre's third independently released album, When I Wake Up, opens with 30 seconds of acapella, whereby we’re treated uninterrupted, to his trademark raw and raspy vocals. Off to a great start, but is this a case of third time lucky for the Irish singer songwriter? Read our review.
Gum Takes Tooth can as easily serve up palate-cleansing ambient interference as they can tear into mind-numbing drone, Mirrors Fold an hour of the most pleasurable pain
In truth, naming highlights on the second album from Traams is a losing game; there’s not a dud track amongst the eleven
Loud, relentless, fast and angry, Slowcoaches have delivered a fierce record of pop hooks and big melodies
'The Dream Is Over' drags out something we can all relate to, and sing along with in anthemic cheer.
Those looking for an album that's high octane as well as highly hilarious should stick Delusion Moon on immediately, Meat Wave's latest ticks all the boxes for a brilliant time
Sargent House - September 2nd Co-produced by Wolfe herself and bandmate Ben Chisholm, 'Pain is Beauty' explores how "ancestry (and) the mythology, landscapes and traditions...
For early detractors it was easy to dismiss Rolo Tomassi as a curio, but the group have had time to mature and metamorphose into a more nuanced beast.
...I'm All Ears is a confident next step, as Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth sharpen their effortless knack for a hook and return with shimmering pop smashes that bristle with identity.
The fact that The Magic Gang exist is reason enough to go wild with excitement but hey, they’ve just given us another.
While you probably need to be a jazz aficionado to identity many of the influences churned up in Floating Points’ cogs, you don’t have to be to enjoy the end product.