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‘Supersonic’ – Film Review

“If we were fishmongers we still would’ve slapped each other with a bit of trout every now and again,” explains Liam Gallagher towards the end of Supersonic. A spectacularly lairy…

Pixies – ‘Head Carrier’ Review

And deeper we dig into the dirt. Don’t believe the anti-hype; despite the lack of Kim Deal, Pixies’ 2014 comeback ‘Indie Cindy’ was a worthy successor to their superlative first…

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – ‘I Had A Dream That You Were Mine’ Review

Now here are two people who know how to fill a sticky indie disco dancefloor. On one side there’s Hamilton Leithauser, frontman with New York group The Walkmen (on ‘indefinite…

Slaves – ‘Take Control’ Review

Anyone expecting the sneering swagger of ‘Cheer Up London’ or the gleefully dumb provocation of ‘Where’s Your Car Debbie?’ will be confounded by the new album from Kent duo [a]Slaves[/a].…

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Bon Iver – ’22, A Million’ Review

Bon Iver main man Justin Vernon isn’t a big fan of convention. He announced ‘22, A Million’, his third album, by playing the whole thing live at his own festival…

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Boxed In – ‘Melt’ Review

It’s hard not to see parallels between Oli Bayston, the mastermind behind indie/dance group Boxed In, and [a]Tame Impala[/a]’s psych wizard Kevin Parker. Genres aside, each has honed an unmistakable…

‘Under The Shadow’ – Film Review

Horror films have taught us to be scared of many things: clowns, leprechauns, the internet, men with knives for fingers, creepy children. Adding a new item to the chamber of…

Warpaint – ‘Heads Up’ Review

Using the word ‘mature’ to describe a band’s new album is often a euphemism for a record devoid of the ideas or spirit that made them interesting in the first…

Public Access T.V. – ‘Never Enough’ Review

Public Access T.V. are under no illusions about the task that lies ahead of them. “They say the kids don’t like rock ’n’ roll any more,” laments frontman John Eatherly…

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Merchandise – ‘A Corpse Wired For Sound’ Review

Three-piece outfit Merchandise emerged late last decade from Tampa Bay’s DIY hardcore punk scene, but serve as an outlet for Carson Cox, Dave Vassalotti and Patrick Brady to pursue their…

Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me’ Review

‘Shape Shift With Me’, the seventh album from Florida hardcore punks Against Me!, is a collection of love songs, mostly dealing with heartbreak. Through the churning power chords of ‘Crash’…

‘Blair Witch’ – Film Review

We were a simpler people when The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999. We believed it was just maybe possible that this film, purporting to be made up of…