East India Youth – Culture of Youth

Avant-garde pop has always been a hard sell, and now the 20th Century is over, any Bowie or Kraftwerk imitators can often be swiftly discarded. Yet after the mixed reviews of EIY’s first LP, William Doyle appears to have come through with a modern day masterpiece in experimentalism. You have to hear it to believe [...]

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James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Electronic soul pioneer James Blake returns with his 3rd LP of introspective songs for the moody adolescent in all of us. For the first time Blake has turned to others for help, employing none other than Rick Rubin for production duties. Also see appearances from Justin Vernon a.k.a Bon Iver and Frank Ocean. 4.0/5.0 [...]

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Blossoms – Blossoms

Easily the most hyped new band of 2016, Blossoms have been tearing the way round the circuit with this collection of classy, yet forward thinking indie-pop anthems. Fans of the band might feel a little conned; many of the songs are from previous EPs. All in all, a strong debut and a great introduction to [...]

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Courteeners – Mapping the Rendezvous

Liam Fray and his band of merry Mancs return with their 5th Studio LP, an impressive collection of well executed indie-pop anthems. Extensive touring has had a strong effect on Courteeners it would seem, the energy certainly isn’t lacking on this one! 3.5/5.0

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Band of Skulls – By Default

Back with their 4th album, Band of Skulls have cut another cracker of a rock record. Despite not being much of a departure from their well established sound, “By Default” shows the band growing well and truly into their skin as skilled songwriters and musicians and is sure to be considered their best yet. 4.0/5.0 [...]

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Green Day – Revolution Radio

Armstrong and co. are back at their pop-punk best after the misguided rock-opera of 2012’s “Uno”, “Dos” and “Tre”. This album of raucous Clash-inspired anthems doesn’t beat about the bush… “Bang Bang” delivers an explicit anti-gun message with genuineness and reinstates Green Day as a truly political punk band. 4.0/5.0

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Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Dave Berman’s Silver Jews Slightly Goofy but superb album that is one of our favourites from their back catalogue. Marimba’s and epic tunes a plenty!   4.0/5.0

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