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Sløtface – ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ Review

There’s plenty of reasons to be a bit jittery in 2017. Trump’s teetering on the edge of nuclear catastrophe, and on these shores, Brexit is well in the shitter. It's…

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Rostam – ‘Half-Light’ Review

When Rostam Batmanglij shared an iPhone note in early 2016 saying that he’d left Vampire Weekend, it had been coming. For years he’d been active outside the New York band…

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Prophets Of Rage – ‘Prophets Of Rage’ Review

Some fans struggled to accept it when members of Los Angeles rap-rock renegades Rage Against The Machine formed Audioslave with the late Chris Cornell, who swapped RATM vocalist Zach de…

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Superfood – ‘Bambino’ Review

Superfood are a band reborn. At least on paper, it seems. In the three years since their Britpop-tinged debut ‘Don’t Say That’, the Birmingham group have slimmed down a two-piece,…

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The National – ‘Sleep Well Beast’ Review

Since The National released sixth album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ in 2013, it’s fair to say the world has found nothing but trouble. Follow-up ‘Sleep Well Beast’ continues the theme,…

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LCD Soundsystem – ‘American Dream’ Review

Some things that went away and came back: Arrested Development, far-right politics, bum bags. The latter two examples were never a good idea but the fact remains that, even when…

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InHeaven – ‘InHeaven’ Review

We’re lucky to have INHEAVEN. Not just because the south London quartet are establishing themselves as indie’s most dangerously exciting debut-album-darlings (see ya, Wolf Alice), but because they nearly never…

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Jake Bugg – ‘Hearts That Strain’ Review

Ever since Jake Bugg cast aside his co-writers and asserted full control over his music, he’s struggled to find much to say with it. His 2012 debut might have had…

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The War On Drugs – ‘A Deeper Understanding’ Review

Imagine, somewhere on the LA airwaves, there’s a station that you can only pick up from a convertible radio after midnight. Its skunk-blasted DJs play nothing but the distant, hazy…

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PVRIS – ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ Review

Dark, sexy, grown-up – not adjectives you would previously have associated with Massachusetts trio PVRIS, who were until recently poised to clamber their way to the position of electropop-punk heroes.…

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Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘Villains’ Review

It’ll come as news to no one that Queens Of The Stone Age man mountain Joshua Homme likes a bit of a boogie. The bequiffed high priest of desert rock…

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Caleb Kunle – ‘Eden’ EP Review

Caleb Kunle is well placed to have a little bit of confidence right now. Having triumphed in our Emerging Artists Project with his stunning entry ‘Another Life', and being whisked…

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