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Album Review: White Lies – Ritual (Fiction)

On the surface, there was nothing gravely wrong with White Lies’ 2009 debut, ‘To Lose My Life’. In fact, we’d wager that a sizable...

Gorillaz – The Fall (Parlophone) Review

Anyone who has been following the career of Damon Albarn’s second biggest group over the last 13 years will be well aware that post-punk...

Album Review: Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

When one of the most successful independent record labels of the past decade puts out only a mere smattering of work by female solo...

Album Review: Sun Airway – Nocturne Of Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans)

The chillaxing enterprise of Philadelphia duo Patrick Marsciell and Jon Bathmus, Sun Airway’s inaugural effort sounds like your dad’s attempts to muscle in on...

Album Review: Wire – Red Barked Tree (Pink Flag)

Despite influencing everything from US hardcore to electroclash and Britpop magpie Damon Albarn since forming in 1976, Wire have bizarrely remained a cult concern....

Album Review: Duke Garwood – Dreamboatsafari (Fire)

This is very much a pestilential record. It treasures ooze and seep, as if what is contained within was somehow originally part of a...

Album Review: Beep! – City Of The Future (Third Culture)

Some of ‘City Of The Future’ sounds like it takes place in a Sims shopping mall, some of it like a class of infants...

Album Review: Motorhead – The World Is Yours (SPV)

Motorhead’s previous album, 2008’s ‘Motörizer’, found Lemmy and comrades striving to maintain their bad-ass reputation at the mercy of a sterile production and a...

Album Review: Ryan Francesoni – Parables (Drag City)

In a city renowned for its indie-rock scene, Portland dweller and Joanna Newsom collaborator Ryan Francesconi sticks out like a toff in a brothel....

Album Review: Suuns – Zeroes QC

What’s really in a name change? Canada’s Suuns were called Zeroes, but rechristened themselves on discovering a bunch of old Cali punks who traded...

Album Review: Minks – By The Hedge (Captured Tracks)

Though mention of the words ‘lo-fi’, ‘fuzzy’ and ‘goth pop’ might be enough to make you wish Kelis would come and stomp all over...

Album Review: Fujiya & Miyagi – Ventriloquizzing (Full Time Hobby)

Somewhere between Liars’ sinister ponderings, Beck’s low-key funk and the bizarre, be-masked aesthetic of The Wave Machines sits the weird world of ‘Ventriloquizzing’ –...

Album Review: Phil Manley – Life Coach (Thrill Jockey)

The solo debut from the singer and guitarist in Maryland kraut-funk weirdos Trans Am is a calmer beast than much of his mother band’s...

Album Review: Jim Noir – Zooper Dooper

Known for his songs soundtracking countless adverts, Manchester’s twisted psych-folk oddball is back plugging only ‘Zooper Dooper’. This six-track EP packs in songs that...

Movie Review: Lemmy (Entertainment One)

There is nothing new to be learned about Lemmy here. You’ll see him sipping Jack Daniel’s and Coke at the Rainbow on Sunset, roaring...

Album Review: Zach Hill – Face Tat (Sargent House)

Whenever some avant-garde musician talks of wanting to make ‘pop’ music it always sounds like the polar opposite to what pop really is, even...

Album Review: Weekend – Sports (Slumberland)

Renaissance Gloom Principle #1: all moody post-punk bands shall trace genealogy to Ian Curtis’ Kleenex carton – what bollocks. Joy Division ripped off plenty...

Album Review: Aids Wolf – March To The Sea (Skin Graft)

Brass Eye’s Chris Morris might frame the question thus: good Aids Wolf or bad Aids Wolf? Yet there’s no conclusive answer here, since the...

Album review: Turzi – B (Record Makers)

Just over half as ambitious as Sufjan Stevens’ now-abandoned 50 States project, Air’s favourite Gallic groove merchant Romain Turzi continues his trek through the...

Album review: Y Niwl – Y Niwl (Aderyn Papur)

Quite frankly, if I hear another pastiche-ridden West Coast surf rock record, I’m going to brain Nathan Wavves with my surfboard, stick Mr Zogg’s...
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