Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Thrice/Thursday : Under A Killing Moon / For The Work Force Drowning
...limited to 1,000 copies and bursting with tenderness and compassion...
California’s Thrice make a joyous racket, harnessing the melodious skill of The Replacements with the metallic frigidity of Slayer. Meanwhile, New Jersey’s Thursday go one better by laying down a slice of teardrop-stained rock action that reeks of stolen youth and aching hearts. NME hereby declares this magnificent split to be the most honest, impassioned and forward-thinking rock music we’ve heard in a long time. Awesome, inspiring stuff.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies