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The Neighbourhood - I Love You
Disjointed drums, the odd few bars of a sweet violin tune, a smooth jazz bassline or echoey electric guitar, it's constantly evolving.
Weird folk pop. Promises much but let down in places by weak vocals.
Dumb but fun punky, garage rock 'n' roll from the truncated Bromheads Jacket.
Hadouken are back with their newest offering, Every Weekend.
Post-rock soundrack to a French TV series stands alone as a classic album
It’s a visceral blast; a great snap and tear from a wolf’s jaw – raw, and bloody, and inciting overwhelming emotion.
Lizz reviews the latest from Deptford Goth - 'Life After Defo'
The dynamic range of this record is fantastic, too, veering from extremely delicate sections to loud, impassioned choruses
Phantom Band vocalist goes solo to great effect.
Fionn Regan - The Bunkhouse Vol 1 Anchor Black Tattoo
This is an even sheet of dream pop; let it drift over you as you dirft away.
One for the Sonic Youth aficianado rather than for the newcomer.
The Blackout's newest offering to the ever growing British rock scene, Start The Party completely reflects their energetic, fun-filled shows
Their newest album, 'A Map Of All Our Failures', is typical of the Yorkshire group's material - solemn, epic and heavily layered - a perfect example of what 'doom metal' should be.
This isn’t an album for folk lovers, this is an album for music lovers and not only deserves but manages to command your full attention when listening to it.
This is by no means a bad record, the stark melancholy of some of the tracks is really quite beautiful...
"‘All our Favourite Stories’ is nothing Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire, Noah and the Whale and Alt-J haven’t conquered before."
Pavlis ascends but doesn't bend with GY!BE.
The Unthanks sing songs from the shipyards
The Lovely Eggs present Wildlife
Underlined with unease, an eerie quality hidden behind a thick wall of notes and vocals. Like coming home to an unlocked door.
Heaton the smoking woman’s crumpet, the working / thinking man’s idea of a proper bloke might just have delivered the white man’s answer to ‘What’s Going On’?
It is pleasant enough, but certainly nothing new to get too excited about. Nothing more than a Scott Walker tribute band.
"Eventually to be consigned to a wooden chest labelled ‘Derivatives’, they share their fleeting success with plenty of other bands..."
Promising a dark twist on Disney classics, Princess Chelsea is an unlikely candidate for any magical soundtrack.
"It’s mainstream Ameriana at its best; the type of record that gets stuck in your head without you even realising it."
One for fans of the Mumfords and world music...
For an album called ‘Dead Silence’, Billy Talent’s newest offering is the very opposite. Irony maybe?
The new melancholy kids on the block Stalking Horses bring you their debut album Specters, chockablock full of ambience, electronica, and a very British ‘dead-end street’ message.
Over their three studio releases Yeasayer have definitely travelled on an exponentially poppier path, with ‘Fragrant World’ not only being their most recent, but also their most accessible work.
Could this be the new McFly?
"The album is as abrasive as a crocodile crotch cloth." Hmm...
On first listen the totally bat shit sonics on the record provide a pleasant regression to the simple world of underage drinking and poppers.
While Geva Alon sounds like the kind of made-up “active ingredient” they feature in L’Oréal adverts, there is nothing active about the start of this album.
Ellie reviews the latest album from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun's folk/punk fusion - is it a combination that can work for a whole album?
West Coast psychedelic country rock from Detroit, Aukland, Malmo and Leeds, not feeling the Love.
The debut album from the Horrors approved Toy. Anyone for a game of "spot the indie/alternative influence"?