The Hotelles – Aviators/Ruins

Aviators by The Hotelles (EP)

October 18, 2012 in Music

Youthful South London trio The Hotelles write crisp guitar pop that brings to mind both Supergrass and Bombay Bicycle Club…

Cheatahs – Sans EP

Sans by Cheatahs (EP)

October 18, 2012 in Music

Cheatahs merge the genius of Nirvana, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr to create an EP that’s dripping with potential…

Omega Male

Omega Male by Omega Male (Album)

October 6, 2012 in Music

Omega Male’s debut crackles with tension and fight. With humorous digital melodies, this is disco pop at its most sardonic.…

The Scantharies

The Scantharies by The Scantharies (Album)

October 6, 2012 in Music

Anglo-Greek producer Andy Dragazis creates a very pleasing mixture of styles with his fictional Greek garage rock band The Scatharies…

An Estimation

An Estimation by Anja McCloskey (Album)

October 6, 2012 in Music

Anja McCloskey walks the middle ground between whimsy and sadness, to thrive in the post-Mumford And Sons incarnation of folk…

Ghostwatch

Ghostwatch by Ian Evans (EP)

September 21, 2012 in Music

London songwriter Ian Evans reminds us of the moment when Britpop musicians realised that American indie rock definitely didn’t suck…

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.…