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Grouplove // Grouplove

Monday, May 13th 2013

Grouplove - Grouplove.

Gruff Rhys // Hotel Shampoo

Monday, May 13th 2013

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo.

Dustin O'Halloran // Lumiere

Monday, May 13th 2013

Dustin O Halloran - Lumiere.

Syd Matters // Brotherocean

Monday, May 13th 2013

Syd Matters - Brotheroceon.

Bikini Test Failure // Fleecing The Easily Pleased

Monday, May 13th 2013

Bikini Test Failure - Fleecing The Easily Pleased.

Ben Ottewell // Shapes and Shadows

Monday, May 13th 2013

Ben Ottewell - Shapes and Shadows.

VersaEmerge // Fixed At Zero

Monday, May 13th 2013

VersaEmerge – Fixed At Zero

The Phoenix Foundation // Buffalo

Monday, May 13th 2013

The Phoenix Foundation - Buffalo

Fujiya & Miyagi // Ventriloquizzing

Monday, May 13th 2013

Fujiya & Miyagi - Ventriloquizzing.

Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers // Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers

Monday, May 13th 2013

Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers with their eponymous album.

Ensemble // Excerpts

Monday, May 13th 2013

Ensemble - Excerpts.

She & Him // Volume 3

Thursday, May 9th 2013

She & Him return with 'Volume 3'.

Dinosaur Pile-Up - Nature Nurture

Tuesday, May 7th 2013

Overall this album screams ‘THE GOOD MUSIC IS BACK!’ - Freja reviews the new Dinosaur Pile-Up album

Van Dyke Parks // Songs Cycled

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

VdP celebrates his 70th birthday in some (not entirely convincing) style.

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood // Black Pudding

Monday, April 29th 2013

Mark Lanegan reaches maturity

Screaming Maldini // Screaming Maldini

Monday, April 29th 2013

Pop doesn't get quirkier than Screaming Maldini's debut album.

Dr Scardo // Dark Dog Days

Monday, April 29th 2013

Dr Scardo takes no prisoners when it comes to politics.

Rob Zombie // Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor

Thursday, April 25th 2013

'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor' sounds like some random, tripped-out 1960's vinyl.

Rudimental // Home

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

Can Rudimental's debut album, 'Home', live up to the previous hit singles the band has produced?

Cave Painting // Votive Life

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

"It feels a tiny bit like a drunk person ruining a beautiful poem..."

Team Ghost // Rituals

Wednesday, April 17th 2013

Kieren's copy of Team Ghost's debut album may well be haunted...

Public Service Broadcasting // Inform Educate Entertain

Sunday, April 14th 2013

PSB inform, educate and, above all, entertain.

The Neighbourhood // I Love You

Monday, March 25th 2013

The Neighbourhood - I Love You

Ghostpoet // Some Say I So I Say Light

Monday, March 25th 2013

Disjointed drums, the odd few bars of a sweet violin tune, a smooth jazz bassline or echoey electric guitar, it's constantly evolving.

Laish // Obituaries

Sunday, March 24th 2013

Weird folk pop. Promises much but let down in places by weak vocals.

Bromheads // Choro

Sunday, March 24th 2013

Dumb but fun punky, garage rock 'n' roll from the truncated Bromheads Jacket.

Hadouken // Every Weekend

Sunday, March 24th 2013

Hadouken are back with their newest offering, Every Weekend.

Mogwai // Les Revenants OST

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Post-rock soundrack to a French TV series stands alone as a classic album

The Joy Formidable // Wolf’s Law

Thursday, March 14th 2013

It’s a visceral blast; a great snap and tear from a wolf’s jaw – raw, and bloody, and inciting overwhelming emotion.

Deptford Goth // Life After Defo

Monday, February 25th 2013

Lizz reviews the latest from Deptford Goth - 'Life After Defo'

Frightened Rabbit // Pedestrian Verse

Monday, January 28th 2013

The dynamic range of this record is fantastic, too, veering from extremely delicate sections to loud, impassioned choruses

Rick Redbeard // No Selfish Heart

Saturday, January 26th 2013

Phantom Band vocalist goes solo to great effect.

Fionn Regan//The Bunkhouse Vol 1 Anchor Black Tattoo

Tuesday, January 15th 2013

Fionn Regan - The Bunkhouse Vol 1 Anchor Black Tattoo

Speck Mountain // Badwater

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

This is an even sheet of dream pop; let it drift over you as you dirft away.

Sonic Youth // Smart Bar Chicago 1985

Sunday, January 6th 2013

One for the Sonic Youth aficianado rather than for the newcomer.

The Blackout // Start The Party

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

The Blackout's newest offering to the ever growing British rock scene, Start The Party completely reflects their energetic, fun-filled shows

My Dying Bride // A Map Of All Our Failures

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

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.

Lau // Race the Loser

Monday, November 5th 2012

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.

Breathless // Green to Blue

Monday, November 5th 2012

This is by no means a bad record, the stark melancholy of some of the tracks is really quite beautiful...

Dog Is Dead // All our Favourite Stories

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

"‘All our Favourite Stories’ is nothing Mumford and Sons, Arcade Fire, Noah and the Whale and Alt-J haven’t conquered before."