Rentals-Lost In Alphaville

1000 Seasons by The Rentals (Single)

August 14, 2014 in Music

‘1000 Seasons’ casts The Rentals in a glowing light, with their first album for 15 years arriving at month’s end…

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Misbehave by High Hazels (Single)

August 13, 2014 in Music

‘Misbehave’ sees High Hazels’ rocky guitar pop bubbling up to the surface, with the band set for much wider acclaim…

Craft Spells-Nausea

Nausea by Craft Spells (Album)

August 7, 2014 in Music

Craft Spells transitions from bedroom dream pop to calming orchestral indie, after ditching social media and retreating from city life…

Joanna Gruesome - Jerome (Liar)

Jerome (liar) by Joanna Gruesome (Single)

August 6, 2014 in Music

Joanna Gruesome return with their first new material of 2014 and reaffirm their status as one of indie-rock’s brightest stars…

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Kin by Larkin Poe (Album)

August 4, 2014 in Music

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell bring together a melting pot of influences to create something both eccentric and extremely listenable…

Distance by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards cover

Distance by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards (Album)

July 29, 2014 in Music

Distance by Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards is a haunting triumph which finds the perfect accompaniment to Michaelson’s exposed voice…

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Searching The Brittle Light by Thom Bowden (Album)

July 24, 2014 in Music

Thom Bowden allies tenderness to the influence of indie-rock super producer Steve Albini, to mark him as a real talent…

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The Swan by Cheatahs (Single)

July 16, 2014 in Music

Cheatahs revamped single ‘The Swan’ is a heavier addition to the grunge revival, that features obscure influences that seep through…

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The Morning After by SixToes (Album)

July 13, 2014 in Music

SixToes’ atmospheric second album mixes beautiful string arrangements with brooding and powerful vocals to showcase a band at their peak…

Sam Morrow-Ephemeral

Ephemeral by Sam Morrow (Album)

July 12, 2014 in Music

On his debut album ‘Ephemeral’, old soul Sam Morrow trades in the sorrow that’s drawn many a songwriter to greatness…

Fever To The Form

Fever To The Form by Nick Mulvey (Single)

July 10, 2014 in Music

Nick Mulvey returns with ‘Fever To The Form’ and shows why he’s been one of the risings stars of 2014…

Wild Smiles Never Wanted This

Never Wanted This by Wild Smiles (Single)

July 3, 2014 in Music

Wild Smiles trade in their C86 pop for a grunge-infused crunch and use it to advertise their disdain for normalcy…

Post Holiday Dead Song/Anti-Parent Cowboy Killers by Tyrannosaurus Dead & Joanna Gruesome (Single)

July 3, 2014 in Music

Brighton’s Tyrannosaurus Dead & Cardiff’s Joanna Gruesome join forces on the excellent split single ‘Post Holiday Dead Song/Ant-Parent Cowboy Killers…

Seasurfer Dive In

Dive In by Seasurfer (Album)

June 21, 2014 in Music

Debut album ‘Dive In’ sees Hamburg band Seasurfer do just that, as they jump headfirst into shoegaze’s waves of noise…

So It Goes by Moulettes (Single)

June 18, 2014 in Music

Brighton band Moulettes trade in idiosyncratic pop that bears favourable comparison to one of the finest songwriters of any generation…

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So What by Avi Buffalo (Single)

June 12, 2014 in Music

Avi Buffalo offer a tantalising example of what’s to come, with the first single from their eagerly awaited second album…

Pool What It Is

What It Is by Pool (Single)

June 11, 2014 in Music

The Hamburg post-punk trio Pool return with a single that pulsates, ricochets and clasps you in a sinous, funk-addled rhythm…

Young Magic

Breathing Statues by Young Magic (Album)

June 7, 2014 in Music

Young Magic’s second effort boasts a broad range of cultural and musical influences that makes for a celestial, atmospheric album…

James - La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort by James (Album)

June 6, 2014 in Music

James are finally back with an album that sounds triumphant and empowered in the wake of Tim Booth’s personal tragedy.…


Courting Strong by Martha (Album)

June 6, 2014 in Music

‘Courting Strong’ sees Martha trading in frenetic lovelorn pop that shows Pete Shelley to be punk’s most enduring songwriting influence…

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Suicide by Algernon Doll (Single)

May 29, 2014 in Music

Scotland’s Algernon Doll tease the expectations with ‘Suicide’, the latest single to be released from their upcoming third album ‘Omphalic’…

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The Long Goodbye by The Capsules (Album)

May 29, 2014 in Music

Electropop act The Capsules take just 11 months to return with an album that’s even better than their last one…