Palace – 'Lost In The Night' EP

Palace – 'Lost In The Night' EP

'Lost In The Night' may only be London quartet Palace's first EP, but it marks them out as possible successors to The Maccabees as sensitive indie boys to swoon over. Like The Antlers if they added a bluesy twang to their melancholy musings, or...

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New Build - 'Pour It On'

New Build - 'Pour It On'

This second album from electropop trio New Build lacks pep. Hot Chip's Al Doyle and Felix Martin and their pal Tom Hopkins have followed their 2012 debut ‘Yesterday Was Lived And Lost’ with a somewhat arduous record. ‘Look in Vain’ is...

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Thurston Moore - 'The Best Day'

Thurston Moore - 'The Best Day'

Much has happened in Thurston Moore’s life since his last solo album, 2011’s ‘Demolished Thoughts’.  The same year, he and Kim Gordon – his wife since 1984 and Sonic Youth co-founder – divorced. The band was placed on indefinite hold...

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Tweedy – 'Sukierae'

Tweedy – 'Sukierae'

Faced with major upheaval, you naturally reach for the things that defined better times. For Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, whose wife is battling cancer, that meant collaborating with his drummer son Spencer and making a 20-track album to tackle his...

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Single Mothers – 'Negative Qualities'

Single Mothers – 'Negative Qualities'

In 2011, Single Mothers frontman Drew Thomson quit his band. Then 25, the Canadian moved from the college town of London, Ontario to a place called Swastika to pursue a career in gold prospecting. His fellow miners often smoked crack at work....

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The Datsuns – 'Deep Sleep'

The Datsuns – 'Deep Sleep'

The Datsuns’ self-titled 2002 debut was promising enough to suggest that a gradual fade into irrelevance was unlikely. The New Zealand quartet’s blues-rock licks caught the attention of Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, who produced their...

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Philip Selway - 'Weatherhouse'

Philip Selway - 'Weatherhouse'

This, the second solo album from Radiohead drummer Phil Selway, sounds more like an echo of his main band’s output than 2010’s ‘Familial’ did. With more ambition and further forays into experimental electronics than its understated,...

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Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – 'Soused'

Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – 'Soused'

For a 71-year-old man – an American by birth and a British citizen since 1970 – Scott Walker knows modern music. Ahead of the release of his last album, 2012’s ‘Bish Bosch’, he said: “I try and keep up with so much stuff, whether...

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Björk: Biophilia Live - Film Review

Björk: Biophilia Live - Film Review

Even by Björk's increasingly esoteric standards, 'Biophilia' was a lot for fans to digest when it was released in October 2011. This wasn't just a boring old pop album, she said, but a "multimedia project encompassing music, apps, the internet,...

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The Judge - Film Review

The Judge - Film Review

The hype around this first release from Robert Downey Jr's new production company has focused on the Iron Man and Sherlock star, but The Judge is essentially Robert Duvall's film. The 83-year-old veteran turns in a startlingly visceral...

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