Louis Pattison

Holly Herndon – ‘Platform’

It has become something of a cliché to wonder where all the protest singers are, as if the only way to tackle questions of...

Tyler, The Creator – ‘Cherry Bomb’

“I’m rapping about diamonds and cars and money now”, mutters Tyler, The Creator on ‘Keep Da O’s’. “What the fuck has gotten into me,...

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

You hear a lot of things about Kurt Cobain, some of them apparently contradictory. That he was funny. That he was tortured. That he...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress’

Twenty-one years have passed since their formation, but Montreal’s apocalypse orchestra remain stubbornly outside the mainstream. Yes, there have been overtures from the establishment...

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’

Odd to recall, looking back, how Odd Future were greeted as potential wreckers of civilisation on their arrival in 2010. They didn’t, as it...

Young Fathers – ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’

Alright, let’s just set aside the whole idea of a Mercury Prize 'curse' and concede that had Young Fathers not scooped that £20,000 last...

Lightning Bolt – ‘Fantasy Empire’

It’s been six years since the last new Lightning Bolt material, so let’s recap. Two shy comic-book obsessives from Rhode Island shun the stage,...

Joker – ‘The Mainframe’

Bristol’s Liam McLean rose to national attention during the dubstep gold rush of 2009, but the man they call Joker wouldn’t be forced into...

Aphex Twin – ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2’

Among plentiful praise, one of the main criticisms hurled at Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro’ when it arrived last year was that it sounded a bit...

Marilyn Manson – ‘The Pale Emperor’

Once the sultan of shock, the Marilyn Manson that greets us in 2015 cuts a different figure. Late last year, the 45-year-old Brian Warner...
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