Skye Back To Now

Back To Now by Skye (Album)

September 21, 2012 in Music

Morcheeba frontwoman Skye takes the brave step of venturing into genres new to create an excellent album that’s effortlessly current…

Andy Burrows 'Company' album cover

Company by Andy Burrows [Album]

September 15, 2012 in Music

Andy Burrows immerses himself in the songwriting finery of Lennon and McCartney, creating a work of vintage acoustic guitar pop…

dEUS Soft Fall

The Soft Fall by dEUS (Single)

September 15, 2012 in Music

Belgian veterans dish up a slice of the good life on the new single from their latest album ‘Following Sea’…

GRMLN - Explore

Explore by GRMLN (EP)

September 15, 2012 in Music

GRMLN’s brilliantly happy-go-lucky debut EP, ‘Explore’, is permeated throughout with the sound of  white sand, clear sea and surf spray…

Dinosaur Jr I Bet On Sky

I Bet On Sky by Dinosaur Jr (Album)

September 4, 2012 in Music

Dinosaur Jr offer more songs where Neil Young is gobbled up by hardcore punk. Just how we like our dinosaurs…

Cemeteries The Wilderness

The Wilderness by Cemeteries (Album)

August 30, 2012 in Music

If it really is safer in the dreamy otherworldliness which seeps from the trees, then ‘The Wilderness’ provides the soundtrack…

Race Horses Furniture

Furniture by Race Horses (Album)

August 30, 2012 in Music

Legendary pop lineage joins the spirit of melancholic youth, as Race Horses dodge the sophomore slump with a future classic…

Dead Can Dance Anastasis

Anastasis by Dead Can Dance (Album)

August 15, 2012 in Music

Australia’s veteran pioneers of ambient post-rock neo-classical world fusion (or whatever the hell else you want to call it) return…

Dara album sleeve

Dara by Dara (Album)

August 7, 2012 in Music

Dara peeks from the shadows where Johnny Cash was born, to write songs that lace despair with a gravelly stoicism…

Pablo Nouvelle sleeve

You Do Me Wrong by Pablo Nouvelle (Single)

August 7, 2012 in Music

Recently, Dogtanion mixed Radiohead with UK garage influences. Now Pablo Nouvelle mixes the Radiohead of ‘Amnesiac’ with trip-hop and soul…

CYRK II

CYRK II by Cate Le Bon (EP)

July 24, 2012 in Music

The older sister of Cate Le Bon’s acclaimed ‘CYRK’ squirrels its way into listeners’ heads with unflinching, yet serene, honesty…

Dogtanion Japan

Japan by Dogtanion (Album)

July 18, 2012 in Music

Dogtanion poses the question ‘Does a fusion of UK garage and Radiohead work’? The answer, happily, is an emphatic ‘Yes’…

The Summer Is Empty Of Idiots EP

The Summer Is Empty Of Idiots by The Pictish Trail (EP)

July 18, 2012 in Music

Johnny ‘Pictish Trail’ Lynch divorces Bright Eyes from their inherent sadness and instils his music with the jauntiness of Eels…

David's Lyre - Picture Of Our Youth

Picture Of Our Youth by David’s Lyre (Album)

June 26, 2012 in Music

David’s Lyre is the product of too many glasses of wine shared between Bombay Bicycle Club and early 80s pop…

The Magnetic North - Orney

Orkney: Symphony Of The Magnetic North by The Magnetic North (Album)

June 18, 2012 in Music

Erland Cooper and Simon Tong of Erland And The Carnival unite with Hannah Peel on this beautiful Orkney concept album.…

Fossil Collective - Let It Go

Let It Go by Fossil Collective (EP)

June 17, 2012 in Music

Do the latest in the line of folk revivalists let go of the past and offer something new? Let’s see.…

Gentle Mystics

Gentle Mystics by Gentle Mystics (Album)

June 12, 2012 in Music

Here we delve into some sinister Anglo-Balkan carnival vibes and are pleasantly surprised to find this sounds very pleasant indeed!…

Dana Buoy - Summer Bodies

Summer Bodies by Dana Buoy (Album)

June 6, 2012 in Music

Sunny calypso pop, synth-laden melodies and blissful vocal harmonies – could this be the perfect summer album? Here’s the forecast…

Lee Hazlewood: The LHI Years

The LHI Years by Lee Hazlewood (Album)

May 31, 2012 in Music

A collection of buried solo treasure from a man generally better known as Duane Eddy’s producer and Nancy Sinatra’s songwriter…

Mac DeMarco cover

Rock And Roll Nightclub by Mac DeMarco (Album)

May 24, 2012 in Music

The Canadian songwriter channels The Smiths and Sonic Youth for this debut long-player. It’s not all late ’80s revivalism though.…

Cate Le Bon CYRK packshot

CYRK by Cate Le Bon (Album)

May 24, 2012 in Music

Beautiful melodies, reminiscent of the Eels and Belle & Sebastian, with crisp chords and Cate Le Bon’s unique, accented vocals…

The Trypes Music For Neighbors cover

Music For Neighbours by The Trypes (Album)

May 24, 2012 in Music

Associates of the ‘paisley underground’ scene, The Trypes layer psychedelia over jangling guitars and twee synth lines I wasn’t there…