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
sValentine's Day is here. Aren't you excited by the thought of all that crass commercialism? Of annoyingly ostentatious displays of public affection b...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 Could It Be Different? with a certain amount of trepidation. It was the band's description of the album as their 'mo...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
Sløtface Try Not To Freak Out on their debut album
Debut albums are always an enticing prospect. They're the culmination of years of dreams and work. At their best, the debut finds artists at their mos...more
Peter Perrett’s triumph at the last chance saloon
"Don't call it a comeback/I've been here for years". So said LL Cool J, in perhaps one of the best humblebrags ever put to audio. But how do you make...more