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Joyce Manor - 'Never Hungover Again'

Joyce Manor - 'Never Hungover Again'

Joyce Manor might have a shiny new record deal with Hollywood punk powerhouse Epitaph, but the Californians have kept things decidedly lo-fi on their third album. From the moment the lazy chords of opener ‘Christmas Card’ trundle out of the...

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NME RATING

7/10

To Rococo Rot - 'Instrument'

To Rococo Rot - 'Instrument'

When Berlin trio To Rococo Rot started out, nearly 20 years back, their music was labelled post-rock, before that meant wanky MOR with no singing. Having now racked up multiple albums of tastefully burbling electronics and inscrutable guitar...

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NME RATING

6/10

White Fence - 'For the Recently Found Innocent'

White Fence - 'For the Recently Found Innocent'

White Fence’s Tim Presley is a brave man. As guitarist in LA psych rockers Darker My Love, he’s stripped naked in //NME// and played in Britain’s most volatile group, The Fall. Fifth album ‘For The Recently Found Innocent’ finds him on...

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NME RATING

7/10

La Roux - 'Trouble in Paradise'

La Roux - 'Trouble in Paradise'

When Future Islands cut a rug across the //Late Show With David Letterman// set in March, it wasn't just the spectacle that quickened the pulse. For all Samuel T Herring's spasms – a Marlon Brando marionette with all the strings pulled at once...

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NME RATING

9/10

King Creosote - 'From Scotland With Love'

King Creosote - 'From Scotland With Love'

In 2011, electro wunderkind Jon Hopkins took Scottish folkie legend King Creosote by the hand and led him into a dark, ambient pastoral hinterland – and the pair garnered a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their stark and stunning ‘Diamond...

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NME RATING

6/10

Zulu Winter - 'Stutter'

Zulu Winter - 'Stutter'

The world is speeding up. If you don’t believe it, just take a look at Zulu Winter’s career trajectory. Formed in 2011, they became ‘next big things’, released one album, toured with Keane and then unceremoniously split when their slick,...

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NME RATING

5/10

The Moons - 'Mindwaves'

The Moons - 'Mindwaves'

Before daubing his face with glitter and shining centre-stage in Temples, James Bagshaw used to play in Northampton band The Moons. Like Temples, they rely on ’60s psych flourishes, but that’s where the similarities end. The Moons also chuck...

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NME RATING

4/10

Flamingods - 'Hyperborea'

Flamingods - 'Hyperborea'

It makes sense that the Shape label, run by Islet’s Mark Thomas, should release Flamingods’ second album, as the Cardiff oddballs are about the closest stylistic reference point to its contorting songs. But whereas Islet deal in haphazard...

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NME RATING

8/10

Emma Tricca - 'Relic'

Emma Tricca - 'Relic'

‘Relic' is not a word that normally brims with positive connotations, but it seems a wholly appropriate title for this second album from Italian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Emma Tricca. Sounding like some sort of pre-psychedelic...

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NME RATING

7/10

The Black Angels - 'Clear Lake Forest'

The Black Angels - 'Clear Lake Forest'

The Black Angels are no strangers to the kaleidoscopic heritage of their native Austin, Texas, and on ‘Clear Lake Forest’ they paint a psychedelic rainbow across a host of ’60s American icons. ‘Sunday Evening’ has all the exciting,...

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NME RATING

8/10

 
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