Vomitface – Hooray For Me // Album Review

Hooray For Me could easily soundtrack each phase of a storm; a brittle yet powerful first step

The Acid – Liminal // Album Review

In the tussle between organic, analogue elements and slick electronics a beautiful, rich variety emerges. Liminal is an intoxicating blend but no two tracks are the same

CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye // Album Review

This is a band that is older but trying not to be weighed down by it, as urgent beats underpin huge stadium bangers leading into a pensive, almost haunting ending

Big Thief – Two Hands // Album Review

If their last record, the dreamy, crepuscular U.F.O.F., isn’t already primed for your end-of-year list, then its decidedly earthier companion, Two Hands will surely take its place.

Grubs – It Must Be Grubs // Album Review

It Must Be Grubs is informed by the louder aspects of indie pop, with a propensity for melody; the sound of someone about to let loose at any given moment

The Charlatans – Modern Nature // Album Review

With their finest collection since 1996’s Telling Stories, The Charlatans can celebrate their survival instincts.

Carter Tutti Void – Triumvirate // Album Review

Triumvirate, the third and “final” collaboration between Throbbing Gristle’s Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter and Nik Void of Factory Floor, is a hypnotic, subtly noisy and unnerving piece of electronic improvisation...

Bully – Feels Like // Album Review

They’ve found their niche and they thrive within it, but such are the quantities of irresistibly sweet pop coating on their refreshing brand of neo-grunge.

Sunflower Bean – Human Ceremony // Album Review

On Human Ceremony, Sunflower Bean have the perfect remedy for all those wintery indie heartaches

Haiku Salut – Etch And Etch Deep // Album Review

Etch And Etch Deep is a refreshingly vague document, and the most compelling soundtrack for dreams and dreamers alike

Meat Wave – The Incessant // Album Review

Written after frontman Chris Sutter came out of a 12-year relationship, the 24- year-old nearly scrapped the whole thing and started again. Give thanks to the voice in his head that stopped him.

Mallrat // EP Review

For whom summer serves as a reminder of time wasted, opportunities squandered and doomed relationships, Mallrat’s new EP In The Sky is the perfect soundtrack...

Sacred Paws – Strike A Match // Album Review

It may lack a little diversity in sound, but it's a solid foundation for whatever happens next.

Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack // Album Review

Frightened Rabbit have forged a fresh identity and it’s anything but forgettable. Painting Of A Panic Attack is impossible to shake

Leftfield – Alternative Light Source // Album Review

Leftfield didn't get the progressive-house rep for nothing, and it's big-bottomed astral bangers like these that will keep this superstar soundsystem in arena-sized sellouts

Niki & The Dove – Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now // Album Review

Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now fairs better than its predecessor by taking an emancipatory trip to early-80s Manhattan

Preoccupations – Preoccupations // Album Review

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

White Denim – Stiff // Album Review

The back-to-basics attitude behind this record makes for an intriguing listen.

Japandroids – Near To The Wild Heart Of Life // Album Review

Japandroids have grown up, but it sounds like they ain't having half as much fun

Pottery – Welcome To Bobby’s Motel // Album Review

This is the sound of a squadron of percussion posing as human players and so when searching for experienced alternatives, there really is no other competitor.

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose // Album Review

Visceral and immediate, Lose is a rare sort of epic-sized record that comes along and seems to echo your entire being

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