Chris Mandle

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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