Sooner by Doe (EP)

April 18, 2014 in Music

London three piece Doe take the blueprint of Lou Barlow and display hints of greatness on their excellent EP ‘Sooner’…

Owls Two

Two by Owls (Album)

April 9, 2014 in Music

Post-hardcore legends Tim and Mike Kinsella return for album number ‘Two’and once again tap into their fans’ state of mind…

Francobollo Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking by Francobollo (Single)

April 9, 2014 in Music

‘Stephen Hawking’ sees Francobollo succeed in their ambition to conjure a mainstream-friendly indie sound with a hint of the underground…

Simone Felice Strangers

Strangers by Simone Felice (Album)

April 4, 2014 in Music

Album two sees New York’s Simone Felice once again mark himself out as a lyricist and songwriter of real distinction…

T.O.Y.S EP3

EP 3 by T.O.Y.S (EP)

April 4, 2014 in Music

T.O.Y.S show that not all hope is lost on the ‘dancefloor indie’ scene with the new, fun and danceable ‘EP…

Pete Brandt

Songs From The Basement by Pete Brandt (Album)

March 22, 2014 in Music

Pete Brandt’s album ‘Songs From The Basement’ sees the Bristol folk-rock songwriter displaying his range and quality across 23 tracks…

Golden Future Time by David Ward (album cover)

Golden Future Time by David Ward (Album)

March 12, 2014 in Music

On ‘Golden Future Time’, David Ward mixes the doomy melodies of alt-rock with soulful harmonies and a beautifully fragile falsetto…

May You Marry Rich by Colormusic

May You Marry Rich by Colormusic (Album)

March 10, 2014 in Music

On ‘May You Marry Rich’, Colormusic continue their desire to bring colour to music, taking this as their ‘purple’ album…

Tyrannosaurus Dead

Greatest Hits by Tyrannosaurus Dead (Album)

February 21, 2014 in Music

C86 and grunge argue over who loves each other more in this superb example of the current revivalist noise-pop zeitgeist…

Bombay Bicycle Club So Long

So Long, See You Tomorrow by Bombay Bicycle Club (Album)

February 20, 2014 in Music

Album four sees Bombay Bicycle Club enhancing the electronic tinge that made ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’ such a treat…

Velvet Moon sleeve

Velvet Moon by Velvet Morning (EP)

February 19, 2014 in Music

Southend’s finest psychedelic drone merchants unveil a debut that wears its influences on its sleeve but impresses all the same…

St Vincent

St Vincent by St Vincent (Album)

February 19, 2014 in Music

Her fourth album shows that Annie Clark has learnt to trust her instincts, with an exceptional palette of art-rock songs…

Hillary Barleaux

Hillary Barleaux by Hillary Barleaux (album)

February 18, 2014 in Music

Hillary Barleaux recalls a time when ‘Dawson’s Creek’ dominated TV screens and the world’s airwaves were thick with piano-led alt-rock…

Same Illusion by Trentalange (Album)

February 14, 2014 in Music

Barbara Trentalange returns with her first album in five years, and doesn’t disappoint with the soulful blues-grunge of ‘Same Illusion’…

The Districts by The Districts (EP)

February 13, 2014 in Music

On their self-titled EP, US teen four-piece The District pay tribute to Mississippi legends of yore with some superb blues-rock…

Speedy Ortiz Real Hair EP

Real Hair by Speedy Ortiz (EP)

February 11, 2014 in Music

‘Real Hair’ is a brilliant slab of 90s indie-rock that’s not a revivalist’s heaven but a rival for heaven itself…

Coronation Ball

You Had My Heart by Coronation Ball (Single)

February 7, 2014 in Music

Coronation Ball drag the funky, R&B-inflected indie-rock of Dismemberment Plan kicking and careening into a new decade t’s less than…

Algernon Doll Spilt Milk Perfume

Spilt Milk Perfume by Algernon Doll (Single)

February 6, 2014 in Music

Scotland’s Algernon Doll graduates from the Elliott Smith school of Pacific northwest songwriting to become a scholar in Seattle grunge…

Menace Beach Low Talker EP

Low Talker by Menace Beach (EP)

January 19, 2014 in Music

Menace Beach attempt to revive the grunge and psychedelic music of the 80s/90s with new EP ‘Low Talker’ – and…

Give The People What They Want

Give The People What They Want by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Album)

January 14, 2014 in Music

Sharon Jones makes a triumphant return after beating cancer, with her illness having done nothing to diminish her vocal power…

Patterns 'Walking Lines'

Walking Lines by Patterns (Album)

January 12, 2014 in Music

Making their debut, Patterns walk the line between shoegaze revivalism and cerebral electronica, coming out smelling like veteran dream poppers…

Pixies EP2

EP2 by Pixies (EP)

January 11, 2014 in Music

Those legendary zeitgeist-spawning inventors of the loud/soft dynamic, the Pixies, return with their second EP release in the past year…