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Radar Band Of The Week No:62 – Lana Del Rey

She's got Jagger's lips, Nancy Sinatra's hips... and one of the songs of 2011 "Are you for real?” Following the insane online success of menacingly...

Los Campesinos, ‘Hello Sadness’ – First Listen

The break-up album is a hard one to nail. For every lustrous, wallowing ‘Boatman's Call' (Nick Cave), there's a fist-in-mouth bad 'Margins' (Paul Smith)....

Exclusive EP Stream – Jens Lekman, ‘An Argument With Myself’

On September 19th, Swedish singer Jens Lekman releases his new EP, ‘An Argument With Myself’, through Secretly Canadian. He’s called it “a taste of...

Review Round-Up – Laura Marling, ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’

Reading reviews of Laura Marling's albums can feel a bit like playing journalese bingo: get a full row of "Mumford", "Fink", "precocious" and the...

NME Q&A – Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe On “Dignifying” Lady Gaga

We spoke to Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe about their new Lady Gaga remix, sexuality in music, pop's DNA, and the London riots. ...

Hard-Fi, ‘Killer Sounds’ – Review Round-Up

Hard-Fi, 'Killer Sounds' - album review At the beginning of the year, arguments raged over the supposed death of guitar music. The percentage of rock...

You Review – Jay Z & Kanye West, ‘Watch The Throne’

“Big? Oh, it’s big alright. The blockbuster hip hop album to end all blockbuster hip hop albums, no question.” So run the first words...

Blood Orange, ‘Coastal Grooves’ – You Review

Chancing hipster, or inspired genre-dabbler? That's the question people have been asking about Dev Hynes ever since he first appeared as part of Test...

Jens Lekman, ‘An Argument With Myself’ – Exclusive Stream

The forever lovelorn, gloriously romantic Swedish singer Jens Lekman is finally set to release new material on September 19th – an EP entitled ‘An...

You Review: Brother, ‘Famous First Words’

Well, as doctors do, let’s start with the marginally more positive prognosis, eh? We all knew this day was coming, so let's not prolong...
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