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Album Review: Grumbling Fur – ‘Furrier’

When Alexander Tucker isn’t dressing up as a yeti onstage and making folk songs such as those on recent Thrill Jockey release ‘Dorwytch’, his...

Album Review: The Head And The Heart – ‘The Head And The Heart’

The Head And The Heart have a heartwarming word-of-mouth success story that’s actually quite boring and yet still by far the most interesting thing...

Album Review: Charlie Simpson – ‘Young Pilgrim’

Charlie steps away from the GHDs in favour of a straw-chewin’, acoustic-totin’, overwroughtin’ Mumford folksiness. It’s a canny move, isolating the soppy-as-kittens, Incubus/Green Day-inspired...

Album Review: Baxter Dury – ‘Happy Soup’

A true cult hero, Baxter Dury’s third album is his most accomplished yet. Way more lo-fi than its excellent predecessors, ‘Happy Soup’ is so...

Live Review: Lovebox

For it is solely fine weather that doth make the festival fine”, wrote Shakespeare in his most famous, in-no-way-entirely-fabricated play. You know, the one...

Live Review: Benicassim

The first thing we discover about Benicàssim is that it’s really not about the music. We don’t mean that in a negative way (this...

Album Review: Viva Brother – ‘Famous First Words’

Sometimes there are things in this job you have to do that you really don’t want to, like taking the musical bin out or...

Album Review: Cerebral Ballzy – ‘Cerebral Ballzy’

So, it turns out not everyone was thrilled by the rise of the kind of pop-punk favoured by Blink-182 and their many brethren. Or...

Album Review: Hudson Mohawke – ‘Satin Panthers’

If having your name dropped across social networking platforms is any gauge of success, Ross Birchard’s doing just fine. Recently, Just Blaze, producer for...

Album Review: Helado Negro – ‘Canta Lechuza’

Not to judge, but if you’re still here after reading of ‘field recordings’ (‘Allanzar’), ‘Spanish mumblings’ (‘Globitos’) and ‘bubbly psychedelic meanderthons that sound like...

Album Review: Warm Brains – ‘Old Volcanoes’

If you’d have told us back in 2005 that the members of dance-punk outfit Test Icicles would go on to become some of the...

Album Review: The Voluntary Butler Scheme – ‘The Granddad Galaxy Scheme’

Not that I’m comparing Voluntary Butler Scheme’s Rob Jones to Bobby Gillespie – God knows what kind of brutality the indie police would dole...

Album Review: Wooden Shjips – ‘West’

Oh Ripley Johnson, you greedy bugger. It’s not enough for you that you’ve already frazzled our noggins with the relentless psychedelic rock of ‘Mazes’,...

Album Review: Gypsy & The Cat – ‘Gilgamesh’

There was a time when chaps like Aussie duo Gypsy & The Cat, with their big Phil Collins-style reverby drums and saccharine lyrics, would...

Album Review: She Keeps Bees – ‘Dig On’

This album may have been laid down in a log cabin in the back of North America’s beyond, but if you’re expecting soppy musings...

This Week’s Singles Reviewed – 30th July

Cher Lloyd – ‘Swagger Jagger’ It’s no surprise that Cher Lloyd’s debut single is a rebuke to her ‘haterz’. She’s an underdog, after all,...

Live Review: Exit Festival

Maybe it’s the history that reverberates around Serbia’s Petrovaradin Fortress, but time does funny things when you’re at Exit. Even the clock tower overlooking...

Live Review: Best Coast

In a hot southern California Saturday afternoon, a long line of cars waits bumper-to-bumper on the 405. Some passengers leave their vehicles, opting to...

Album Review: Wolf Gang – ‘Suego Faults’

Utopia. You can overthink it, you know. I mean, sure, draw out your nice little societal schematics, neatly allocate your resources and decide what...

Album Review: Azari & III – ‘Azari & III’

Despite sounding like a Mayan despot and his grandson, Azari & III are actually a Toronto-based house music four-piece: two producers, Dinamo Azari and...
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