Poliça – Shulamith // Album Review

There are only a handful of acts in the world who can make music this enticing, and fortunately for their lucky listeners, Poliça are one of them.

Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals // Album Review

In ‘Bitter Rivals’, they've unleashed something straddling the line between brilliantly compelling and practically unlistenable.

Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe // Album Review

Faced with a level of snowballing hype that would make The 1975 grind their teeth with envy, Glasgow's Chvrches wisely hunkered down and let the melee take its course.

Kissaway Trail – Breach // Album Review

The momentum of the early tracks threatens to send the album firmly stratospheric, and the relentlessness does begin to lose its appeal mid-album.

Review // Crushed Beaks – Tropes

ASL // September 16th The scuzzy UK garage-rock revival has been simmering away for some time; generous helpings of eye-catching and head-banging outfits are all...

Review // Younghusband – Dromes

Sonic Cathedral - September 16th With tantalising vocals, distorted guitars and gentle synthesisers as the musical building blocks, Younghusband’s longplay effort is one of consistent...

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...

Review // Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The...

Anti // September 2nd It's an extraordinarily long title for a reasonably short album, but Case’s sixth solo album, the first since 2009’s Grammy nominated...

Review // Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister

Fortuna Pop! // September 9thWorking quietly under the radar for the past few years, eager ears have finally started pricking up for Joanna Gruesome...

Review // MGMT – MGMT

Columbia/Sony // September 17th Not quite the sales catastrophe their record label had feared, MGMT's self-styled 'anti-commercial' second album 'Congratulations' appears to have emboldened the...

Review // Arctic Monkeys – AM

Domino - September 9th … Or the album the Queens of the Stone Age would have made if they were from Yorkshire. While that glib statement...

Dim Peaks – Time of Joy // Album Review

In these Rayna James inspired times - with flannel shirts and broad Texan accents firmly back on the agenda - a re-imagining of what we once, half-embarrassed, called Alt.Country seems way overdue.

Review // 65DAYSOFSTATIC – Wild Light

Superball Music // September 16th ‘Wild Light’ begins with a female voice stating ‘No one knows what is happening’ – and it’s a line that...

Review // Forest Swords – Engravings

Tri Angle // Out Now A lot is said about space in recordings. Whether exploited or left as open chasm, it's in the silences, the...

Review // Lanterns on the Lake – Until The Colours Run

Bella Union - September 7th The endlessly ambiguous category of ‘alternative rock’ has become, to say the least, over-saturated in recent years. Through the incredible...

Review // Cloud Control – Dream Cave

Infectious Records - September 16th Ever been to the Blue Mountains? It’s where Cloud Control grew up, and where they wrote and recorded their Australian...

Review // Crystal Stilts – Nature Noir

Sacred Bones - September 17th Crystal Stilts have always been attention grabbers, but despite this their previous two albums have lacked in something truly defining....

Review // Julia Holter – Loud City Song

Domino - August 19thAnyone who has been lucky enough to come across Julia Holter in last few years is fully aware of how talented...

Review // M O N E Y – The Shadow of Heaven

Bella Union - August 26thAfter a couple of years spent stalking basement bunkers, disused office blocks and the odd church, sporadically stripping nude for...

Review // Vuvuvultures – Push/Pull

Energy Snake Records - Out NowVuvuvultures have been carving their way through the underground press for a short while now, charming at every turn,...

Review // Volcano Choir – Repave

Jagjaguwar // September 2ndSince 2009, a lot has changed for Volcano Choir, rewind four years when Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and members from Collections...

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