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We Are Scientists – ‘Business Casual’ EP

‘Business Casual’ marks the sound of a band who don’t know what they are any more. Having always hovered between ‘proper group’ and ‘comedy outfit’, the New York trio now…

Radkey – ‘Devil Fruit’ EP

Slagging off your family in a diary rant is one thing, but putting it down in song? That takes some balls. Missouri siblings Radkey must be seriously pissed at their grandad then,…

Paul McCartney – ‘New’

Perhaps it’s a symptom of our nostalgia-obsessed age, but over the last decade or so rock’n’roll has shed the stigma of getting older. Quips have been made about The Rolling…

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (09/10/13)

Iceage - Jackie Written by a 20-year-old Sinéad O'Connor as the opening track of her 1987 debut album 'The Lion And The Cobra', 'Jackie' tells the tale of a distressed…

Darkside – ‘Psychic’

Back in 2011, Nicolas Jaar was about as hyped as a non-commercial producer can get, thanks mainly to a deep and innovative album, ‘Space Is Only Noise’. That hype probably…

Glasser – ‘Interiors’

Cameron Mesirow’s second album as Glasser initially seems understated, which is surprising given the powerful impression she made on ‘Ring’, her 2010 debut. But when the glacial thump of ‘Keam…

Sleigh Bells – ‘Bitter Rivals’

Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller got into boxing while making this album, and the Brooklyn duo would wake, train and eat together before hitting the studio to bash out…

Daniel Avery – ‘Drone Logic’

Peckham-based producer Daniel Avery has had more big-ups in the last year than haircuts, with electronic luminaries such as The Chemical Brothers and Richie Hawtin saluting his offbeat releases. His debut, however,…

Wolf Alice – ‘Blush’

The cover of Wolf Alice’s debut EP is designed to make you feel like a bashful adolescent, and their angsty rock-pop will help you painfully recall that burning sensation that…

The Internet – ‘Feel Good’

From its cheerfully bland title to the super-smooth vocals, ‘Feel Good’ is among the most conventional records to date from the Odd Future camp. It is, according to producer/singer Syd Tha Kid,…

San Cisco – ‘San Cisco’

They’re too sunkissed, San Cisco. Too perfect-sounding. Of course, that kind of thing worked wonders for The Beach Boys – gods of sugary brilliance – because they had the depth of…

Yuck – ‘Glow & Behold’

When Yuck released their self-titled debut album back in 2011, things took off quickly for the London-based five-piece. They were buzzing on the tips of music industry tongues, and they…