These New Puritans are as ambitious as ever on Inside the Rose
A new These New Puritans album is always something of an exhilarating prospect. For better or worse, you never quite know what you're going to get. Th...more
Top 10 Songs About Mental Health and Depression
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year. 1 in 6 people reports experiencing a common mental health problem (such as...more
Okkervil River’s Will Sheff follows up with In the Rainbow Rain
The problem of the 'difficult second album' is so well known it's practically a cliché. A similar issue that's easily as common yet seems to get dis...more
Half Waif explores catharsis on Lavender
Half Waif, the nom de guerre of electronic artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, returns with her third album Lavender. It's an album of pain and loss. That's ...more
Top 10 Indelicates Songs of All Time
The Indelicates are one of the most interesting bands to come out of the UK in the past 20 years and also one of the most unfairly overlooked. If you ...more
Top 10 Anti-Love Songs
Valentine's Day is here. Aren't you excited by the thought of all that crass commercialism? Of annoyingly ostentatious displays of public affection ...more
Thomas Truax unleashes his ingenious on All That Heaven Allows
The New Weird isn't exactly new anymore. In fact, the term is more than a decade old and pertinent to Thomas Truax's All That Heaven Allows more so m...more
The Spook School get cathartic for Could It Be Different?
I have to admit that I approached The Spook School's Could It Be Different? with a certain amount of trepidation. It was the band's description of th...more
Top 10 Anti-Christmas Songs
Isn't Christmas just awful? All that forced jollity and the unreasonably high expectation that you'll be cheerful and full of the festive spirit. It'...more
Red Kite don’t always connect with Racquet
What does a musician have to say? What is their reason for creating music in the first place? What is it about their art that makes it necessary for t...more