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…

Happyness by Happyness (EP)

January 10, 2014 in Music

Happyness make the journey from indie rock pretenders to dream pop darlings during the course of this fine debut EP…

Northern America Wander

Wander by Northern American (Single)

January 8, 2014 in Music

In advance of their summer-scheduled debut album, Northern American offer a single full of Californian melody and New York charm…

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Forever by Painted Palms (Single)

December 14, 2013 in Music

Two (geographically) distant US cousins serve up an impressive debut single that blends influences from 60s psychedelia and 90s Britpop…

Hey Sleeper

Gone For Ten Fingers by Hey, Sleeper (EP)

December 3, 2013 in Music

Hey, Sleeper recalls a time when the indie-folk singer-songwriter was re-established in pop music, reminding us that some things never…

Lily & Madeleine

Lily & Madeleine by Lily & Madeleine (Album)

October 29, 2013 in Music

On their self-titled debut, Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine write songs that bring to mind Cat Power and Beth Orton…

Cheatahs Cut The Grass

Cut The Grass/Kenworth by Cheatahs (Single)

October 22, 2013 in Music

Cheatahs set themselves up perfectly for playing SWN Festival & Wichita’s 13th Birthday Party with this excellent indie-rock double A-side…

Big Heart by Ski Lodge (Album)

September 11, 2013 in Music

Fans of the movement back towards heartfelt, achingly catchy indie-pop are in for a treat with Ski Lodge’s ‘Big Heart’…

The Outs Right Or Wrong

Right Or Wrong by The Outs (Single)

August 31, 2013 in Music

Brazilian retro-rockers The Outs brazenly hark back to the days when Oasis reimagined the works of others in glorious rebellion.…

Emma's Imagination Underway

Underway by Emma’s Imagination (EP)

August 23, 2013 in Music

Can Emma’s Imagination avoid the dreaded ‘sophomore slump’ on ‘Underway’, the follow-up to her chart-busting 2011 debut album ‘Stand Still’?…

Kiran Leonard Dear Lincoln

Dear Lincoln by Kiran Leonard (Single)

August 23, 2013 in Music

‘Dear Lincoln’ effortlessly crams more ideas into a breathless 111 seconds than some artists can manage in their entire career…

The Dodos Carrier

Carrier by The Dodos (Album)

August 23, 2013 in Music

With their fifth long-player ‘Carrier’, The Dodos produce the most mature and assured work in their fine catalogue to date…

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Where The Heaven Are We by Swim Deep (Album)

August 15, 2013 in Music

Birmingham upstarts Swim Deep meld the frosty melodies of The Cure with The Stone Roses’ languid rhythms on their debut…

Capsules Northern Lights & Southern Skies

Northern Lights & Southern Skies by The Capsules (Album)

July 10, 2013 in Music

Former Shallow vocalist and her bass-playing spouse release another collection of moody pop songs with ‘Northern Lights & Southern Skies’…

ReverbNation contest winner #2: Madam West

May 30, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting and ReverbNation proudly present the second winners of our monthly songwriting contest – Brooklyn-based experimental pop trio Madam West…

Memos by The Hush Now (Album)

May 29, 2013 in Music

The Hush Now provide a very worthy addition to the canon of creatively curious emo with the rather fine ‘Memos’…

Hooded Fang Gravez

Gravez by Hooded Fang (Album)

May 21, 2013 in Music

On ‘Gravez’, Hooded Fang sound like Blur and The Doors, as played by a triumphant college rock band from 1994…

April March and Aquaserge

April March & Aquaserge by April March & Aquaserge (Album)

April 26, 2013 in Music

An accomplished self-titled album that sees Stereolab’s French disko meeting April March’s songwriting prowess in front of the Eiffel Tower…

Lower Plenty Hard Rubbish Fire Records

Hard Rubbish by Lower Plenty (Album)

April 26, 2013 in Music

Australian four-piece Lower Plenty call to mind the looseness of Flying Nun records releases on the superbly lo-fi ‘Hard Rubbish’…

Vienna Ditto

Interview: Vienna Ditto

April 23, 2013 in Features, Interviews

When it comes to songs, sometimes the old saying ‘keep it simple, stupid’ is good advice, say this UK duo…

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Cerulean Salt by Waxahatchee (Album)

March 13, 2013 in Music

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield seems set to secure adoration, as second album Cerulean Salt takes the personal and makes it universal…

Popstrangers Antipodes

Antipodes by Popstrangers (Album)

March 7, 2013 in Music

New Zealand band Popstrangers make some impressive steps in what could become a definitive stride towards a truly special career…