The Knife - 'Shaken Up Versions'

The Knife - 'Shaken Up Versions'

The Knife’s decade-long journey through the human psyche came to an end this year when the Swedish art-tronica geniuses announced their retirement. They bow out with a record containing new renditions of seven of their best cuts, first reworked...

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Clarence Clarity - 'Who Am Eye' EP

Clarence Clarity - 'Who Am Eye' EP

Last year, masked producer Clarence Clarity was merely an enigmatic presence on music blogs. Now the London producer has revealed his face and delivered this, his debut EP. Lead track ‘Those Who Can’t, Cheat’ is a surge of hyperactive,...

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Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy - 'Astonishing Adventures' EP

Joanna Gruesome/Perfect Pussy - 'Astonishing...

After a year of sweat-soaked gigs on both sides of the Atlantic comes a vinyl-only split EP from touring partners Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy, featuring a new song and a cover from each band, all wrapped in a comicbook by Phil McAndrew,...

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Parkay Quarts - 'Content Nausea'

Parkay Quarts - 'Content Nausea'

Who are Parkay Quarts and what have they done with the real Parquet Courts? Featuring half of the New York quartet’s regular lineup (drummer Max Savage and bassist Sean Yeaton are absent, completing a maths degree and starting a family,...

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20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (10/12/2014)

20 Tracks You Need To Hear This Week (10/12/2014)

Dave Grohl - Hooker On The Street Dave Grohl's 1992 'Pocketwatch' album gave fans a glimpse into the drummer's early career, but nobody could have predicted the culture clash of this recently unearthed track. It's the most overtly Aerosmith or...

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

The title of this final instalment is not misleading: Peter Jackson is closing the door on his trilogy of Hobbit films with 144 minutes of non-stop, bloodthirsty warfare, and his main objective is to leave you awestruck. About time too. The...

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The Drink - 'Company'

The Drink - 'Company'

With their debut album, London-based trio The Drink take established indie-rock templates and twist them on their heads. Opener ‘Microsleep’ scuttles spider-like from the sort of dark, twitchy guitar loop that Mogwai might use into a breezy...

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David Guetta - 'Listen'

David Guetta - 'Listen'

Of all the EDM producers making hooks for sweat-stinking high street clubs, David Guetta has arguably the best tunes. He’s used them to lure Nicki Minaj, The Script, John Legend and Emeli Sandé onto this sixth album, which has already had the...

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Antemasque - 'Antemasque'

Antemasque - 'Antemasque'

Whether with the visceral post-hardcore of At The Drive-In or the somewhat self-indulgent prog-rock experimentation of The Mars Volta, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez have always made complex music. This time around, though, it's...

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Slim Twig - 'A Hound At The Hem'

Slim Twig - 'A Hound At The Hem'

From Ty Segall to Ariel Pink, there's currently no shortage of garage-pop auteurs. Yet few are as outwardly as ambitious as Slim Twig. The Canadian actor and musician self-released this album in 2012, but hardly anyone heard it. Now out on DFA,...

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