Jonathan Garrett

SXSW Friday Round-Up: Bully, Happy Diving, Viet Cong, Gang Of Youths

Taking us through the highs and lows of Friday at SXSW is Minneapolis writer Jonathan Garrett, who finds joy from San Francisco, and Breeders-like...

Radar Band Of The Week – No. 111: Merchandise

"The punks will probably hate it." So claimed Merchandise frontman Carson Cox of his band’s then-gestating new album, in a rather terse email to...

Smashing Pumpkins – Rank The Albums

Like Prince – another US Midwesterner renowned for his prolific output – Billy Corgan has over the course of two decades honed a sound...

Radar Band Of The Week No:89 – Haim

Haim: LA sisters walking the tightrope between classic rock and sultry R&B Are you kidding me? It’s like all of our wet dreams!” Danielle Haim...

Steve Jobs RIP – But Let’s Hear It For Music’s Unsung Trailblazers Too

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies aged 56 Does Steve Jobs deserve the level of adulation he’s received? Well, yes. But he's not the only game-changer...

Quit Whining, Bloggers – Indie Is Not In Crisis

There are few certainties in life, though death, taxes, and music critics bemoaning the state of indie are without a doubt among them. ...

Recommended New Music – Elite Gymnastics

Elite Gymnastics are yet to release a full-length, but they don’t seem worried about running out of ideas. Dabbling in electro, industrial, hip-hop and just...

Unspun Heroes – The Sound, ‘From The Lions Mouth’

Jonathan Garrett takes the helm for the latest in our Unspun Heroes series, taking a look at The Sound's underrated 1981 album 'From The...

Radar Tip Of The Day 36: Pallers

Pallers are a mysteriously reclusive duo from the snowswept outpost of Stockholm, Sweden. Signed to Labrador since 2008, they have only a limited edition EP,...

Does It Matter If Bands Don’t Write All Their Own Music?

What would The Strokes' 'Is This It' have sounded like without JP Bowersock - the man credited on the record sleeve as the band’s...
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