Motorama @ The Lexington, London, 20/10/2018
Someone’s conducting a study before the show, asking questions about Motorama, non-Anglophone lyrics, and - inevitably - the band’s native Russia....more
BRONCHO chug along nicely on Bad Behavior
You've got to respect bands that stylise their name in all-caps. Does that mean we need to shout it out loud? Way to subvert the system, guys! Maybe t...more
Third time lucky for Arc Iris on Icon of Ego
Icon of Egos is Arc Iris’ third attempt at an album. It represents something of a sea change for the group, dispensing the bouncy maximalist-folk o...more
Amber Arcades dares to sing about European Heartbreak
Ah, Annelotte De Graaf, what a wonderful thing to have called your album European Heartbreak. “If it were called American Heartbreak, you wouldn’t...more
Waxahatchee’ Great Thunder is too damp to cause a storm
What a crushing feeling it is to put on a new record by a beloved artist only to find that you’ve been saddled with the 'change of direction' EP. O...more
Green Man 2018 @ Brecon Beacons, 17-19/08/2018
Green Man 2018 has the cleanest festival toilets possibly in the world. By dint of constant attention and a corralling of gents with simple needs into...more
BC Camplight’s music overcomes biography on Deportation Blues
Brian Christinzio’s backstory has often threatened to overshadow the music of his alter alias BC Camplight, to the extent it’s almost easier to fi...more
Basement Revolver smother us in Heavy Eyes
Sounding distinctly like a languid version of fellow Ontarians Alvvays, Basement Revolver sleepily came into our purview a couple of years back with s...more
Ones to Watch at Green Man 2018
It’s not every festival that offers showings of Czech New Wave classic Daisies, separate listings for performing and visual arts, and an invitation ...more
Titus Andronicus return in a glory of flames with A Productive Cough
It’s funny: A Productive Cough is ostensibly the least punk thing that Titus Andronicus have put out in their 10-year career. And yet we need only...more