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Dream Police – ‘Hypnotized’

As members of New York band The Men, Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi make loud, rootsy punk. The debut album from their Dream Police side project explores psych-rock and makes…

Tim Wheeler – ‘Lost Domain’

When an indie frontman makes a solo album, going trad is often the easy option. Credit to Ash’s Tim Wheeler, then, as rather than just bashing out a half-hearted country…

2:54 – ‘The Other I’

After the release of 2:54’s debut in 2012, sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow unsurprisingly found their bond strengthened by their band. This expansive second album – its title inspired by…

Azealia Banks – ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

In the end, the surprise isn’t the snap release of 'Broke With Expensive Taste', more the fact that Azealia Banks has put her debut album out via official channels at…

Foo Fighters – ‘Sonic Highways’

After 2011’s chart-topping ‘Wasting Light’ reaffirmed Foo Fighters’ status as one of the planet’s biggest bands after four years away, Dave Grohl realised that he had “licence to get weird”…

Run The Jewels – ‘Run The Jewels 2’

When Run The Jewels' Killer Mike became a leading voice in black America's condemnation of August's Ferguson crisis, hoisted onto CNN and Fox News to discuss the police murder of…

Pink Floyd – ‘The Endless River’

Pink Floyd’s fifteenth and final LP is more postscript than swansong, a curate’s egg that will no doubt sell like spacecakes, but which feels like an inglorious, anticlimactic way to…

The Wharves – ‘At Bay’

This debut album from London trio The Wharves filters warm folk-rock through kaleidoscopic colours. Production from in-demand Warm Brains guitarist-turned-producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, Mazes) means that ‘At Bay’ has…

Richard Dawson – ‘Nothing Important’

Since his 2007 debut, Newcastle songwriter Richard Dawson’s reputation within the UK’s underground folk scene has grown steadily. Now, after signing to Domino offshoot Weird World – home to Hookworms…

Various – ‘Psych For Sore Eyes 2’

This second instalment in Sonic Cathedral’s occasional compilation series follows last year’s snapshot of modern psych with another excellent double seven-inch. John Dwyer of The Oh Sees’ new project Damaged…

Together Pangea – ‘Badillac’

Everything about Together Pangea screams ‘just another bunch of plaid-shirted fuck-ups’. It’s there in the stoner song titles ('Sick Shit', 'Cat Man') and the dead-eyed lyrical anger: “I'm so tired…

Bass Drum Of Death – ‘Rip This’

John Barrett’s third full-length as Bass Drum Of Death is a garage-rock juggernaut bursting with fuzzed-out riffs. The power chord swagger of ‘Electric’ and the pace of ‘Everything’s The Same’…