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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 New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers // Album Review

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.

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Eagulls – Ullages // Album Review

On Ullages, Eagulls have tapped into an incredible knack for making the dreary sound delightfully dreamy

RHYE – BLOOD // Album Review

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.

Cloud – Plays With Fire // Album Review

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.

Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini // Album Review

I, Gemini is like the soundtrack to a lysergic fairytale, covering the spectrum of playful, dark and completely, wonderfully batshit

Brandon Can’t Dance – Graveyard of Good Times // Album Review

Graveyard of Good Times is a likeable release that turns its half-baked moments into opportunities for insight.

Mercury Rev – Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited // Album Review

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 – When I Wake Up // Album Review

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 – Mirrors Fold // Album Reviews

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

Traams – Modern Dancing // Album Review

In truth, naming highlights on the second album from Traams is a losing game; there’s not a dud track amongst the eleven

Slowcoaches – Nothing Gives // Album Review

Loud, relentless, fast and angry, Slowcoaches have delivered a fierce record of pop hooks and big melodies
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PUP – The Dream Is Over // Album

'The Dream Is Over' drags out something we can all relate to, and sing along with in anthemic cheer.

Meat Wave – Delusion Moon // Album Review

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

Review // Chelsea Wolf – Pain is Beauty

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...

Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It // Album Review

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.

Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears // Album Review

...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 Magic Gang – EP // EP Review

The fact that The Magic Gang exist is reason enough to go wild with excitement but hey, they’ve just given us another.

Floating Points – Elaenia // Album Review

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.

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