Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Is there something in the water? There’s certainly something in the rusty tubes of the internet. Just days after QOTSA release ‘…Like Clockwork’, another US rock colossus lurches back into…

This Tupelo, Mississippi singer-songwriter may only just be making his debut, but he doesn’t give the impression of being green – opening track ‘The Ballad Of The Pajama Kid’ sounds…

Mat Klachefsky sings like a girl. If you can warm to his yelping there’s plenty to enjoy on Winnipeg indie-poppers Boats’ third record: homespun takes on the solemn twinkles of…

Bearded guitar shop employees would no doubt scoff at Scout Niblett’s ‘technique’. Granted, her guitar/vocal/highly intermittent drumming approach is sparse, but deliberately so: if anyone tries to call this ‘lo-fi’…

Vancouver-based Alex Zhang Hungtai has focused on the cinematic side of his Dirty Beaches project on this double album. First half ‘Drifters’ is action packed. ‘I Dream In Neon’ is…

Gold Panda – ‘Brazil’ (Notown) The one thing this first track from UK producer Gold Panda’s second album ‘Half Of Where You Live’ absolutely doesn’t need is a man saying…

When people say Paramore have ‘gone pop’ what they mean is the trio have become No Doubt. The band’s all about frontwoman Hayley Williams now, who’s going big on the…

The Next Big Thing With Smoky Vocals. And why not. Tennessee-born June makes what she calls “organic moonshine roots music”, which sounds like, y’know, bullshit. Or something Levi Roots would…

In what can only be seen as a tragic side-effect of this country’s obsession with celebrity culture, San Cisco frontman Jordi Davieson is convinced the love of his life would…

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No shit, this is actually about drawing. “Doodle book with all your friends’ names on/Doodle book is what our minds are made of/Doodle all the faces of your loved ones”.…

“She was a catch/And we were a match/I was the match that would fire up her snatch”. There aren’t many men in music who’d get away with an opening lyric…

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The one thing this first track from UK producer Gold Panda’s second album ‘Half Of Where You Live’ absolutely doesn’t need is a man saying “Brazil” every three seconds over…

The five weirdest moments at Gruff Rhys and Boom Bi’s immersive theatre show 1. AN ITALIAN COMMUNIST WELCOMES US Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, whose life provides the concept for Neon Neon’s…

If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear a strange rumble coming down the A66 that runs from Middlesbrough to Cumbria. “Don’t forget who you are” the chant…

Har Mar Superstar was a man for the early to mid ’00s, when his single-entendre R&B earned him a fleeting notoriety, somewhere between electroclash provocateur and indie-rock semi-celebrity. His fifth…

Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs released their debut single ‘I Watch You’ last October. All grinding guitars, rolling organ and frantic drumming, it’s as exciting a three-minute record as you’ll…

The first seeds of doubt come within 0.5 seconds. Before Tribes even play a note of opener ‘Dancehall’, we hear singer Johnny Lloyd’s deflated intonation. “Right,” he sighs, as if…

“When I walk into a room, I do not light it up. FUCK”. That’s Matt Berninger, The National’s lead singer, either mocking his reputation as spokesperson for the dark reality…

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” So said the Preacher of Ecclesiastes. And he said…

Sky Larkin – ‘Motto’ Fresh from touring the planet as part of Wild Beasts’ live band, Katie Harkin returns to her day job with Sky Larkin. This Sonic Youth-tinged taste…

The band that launched a thousand brutalist tattoos (and Frank Turner) are back, without Henry Rollins or, it seems, much in the way of a budget. Sounding like it was…

Margaret Thatcher’s death? Alex Ferguson’s resignation from managing Manchester United? Both small fry in the face of the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, which has a cast list…

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Taking an excursion with the Welsh band Islet is like getting into the back seat of a car blindfolded. Guided by the vehicle’s movement, you will have absolutely no idea…

When Katy B first heard producer Geeneus making this beat she apparently shouted, “YES! Definitely!” Darker than anything on her debut, it’s slinky, housey, has an irresistibly pouty hook and…

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Modern music’s obsession with mining ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’-era Beatles continues with handsome Kettering crew Temples. Frontman James Bagshaw looks exactly like Marc Bolan, and ‘Colours To Life’ is all multi-coloured…

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Dizzee Rascal ft Robbie Williams – ‘Goin’ Crazy’ It’s nothing new to point out that Dizzee Rascal has embraced pop in a way nobody could have predicted. His last album…