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HEALTH - 'Death Magic'

HEALTH - 'Death Magic'

“ I don’t know what I want / I know that I don’t know what I want ”, chants Health singer Jake Duzsik on ‘Life’, the seventh track on the cult Los Angeles electro-punks’ third album. His lyrics reflect what’s been an uncertain...

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8/10

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - 'Blossom'

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - 'Blossom'

On viciously vitriolic form, Frank Carter has lost none of the bite that made his days with Brit-punk revivalists Gallows so vital. Following the demise of his slightly happier hardcore group Pure Love after he moved back to London from New York,...

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NME RATING

8/10

Teenage Time Killers - 'Greatest Hits Vol. 1'

Teenage Time Killers - 'Greatest Hits Vol. 1'

The Avengers Assemble of US hardcore supergroups, Teenage Time Killers are a 29-strong collective of gnarly goblin types ranging from the famous-in-their-local-gothpit (members of Blatant Disarray, Eyehategod, Sacred Reich, etc) to major scene...

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NME RATING

6/10

8 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

8 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This...

You know about the big releases each week, but what about the smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar? We've rounded up five of the best new album releases from this week, from the Titus Andronicus' five-act epic to the...

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Julio Bashmore - 'Knockin' Boots'

Julio Bashmore - 'Knockin' Boots'

Signed to London dance label PMR – who release the chart-topping breakout album ‘Settle’ by his friends and frequent touring buddies Disclosure in 2013 – Matt Walker has spent the last few years cultivating a reputation for making club...

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NME RATING

8/10

Mac DeMarco - 'Another One'

Mac DeMarco - 'Another One'

There’s been some fantastic music released in mini album format recently – Robyn and Röyksopp’s ‘Do It Again’, Snoop Dogg and Dâm-Funk’s ‘7 Days Of Funk’, Parkay Quarts’ ‘Tally All the Things That You Broke’, Best Coast’s...

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NME RATING

8/10

Frank Turner - 'Positive Songs For Negative People'

Frank Turner - 'Positive Songs For Negative...

As the gig tally on his website reaches 1700 (July 5 2015 @ Gianluca’s House, Naples), the sixth entry in Frank Turner’s Open Diary Of A Hard Fought Folk Punk Success is writ. Turner has amassed entire arenas of devoted followers via the...

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NME RATING

8/10

Georgia - 'Georgia'

Georgia - 'Georgia'

More than a decade after its first wave, grime continues to extend its tentacles further and deeper into the musical mainstream. The latest example is 21-year-old Londoner Georgia Barnes (or GEoRGiA, to give her name its proper stylisation), whose...

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NME RATING

8/10

The Maccabees - 'Marks To Prove It'

The Maccabees - 'Marks To Prove It'

It was grounding themselves in their local area, London’s fast-changing Elephant & Castle, that gave The Maccabees a direction forward for their fourth album after they became mired in studio hell. And yet, though it’s the Elephant roundabout...

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NME RATING

8/10

7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This...

You know about the big releases each week, but what about the smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar? We've rounded up five of the best new album releases from this week, from the cubby post-punk of Evvol to Creeping Pink's...

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