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Third time lucky for Arc Iris on Icons of Ego
Icons 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 ...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
Metric return with Art of Doubt
The 7th studio album from Toronto alt-rock powerhouse Metric is a burst of colour from the band's fuzz driven guitar roots. With occasional and well-...more
Villagers release the stunning Art Of Pretending To Swim
Villagers have come a long way since performing “Becoming A Jackal” on Later… with Jools Holland in 2010. A steady stream of albums has seen the...more
No Violet unleash chaos on Faces
Having stirred up the attention of the BBC airwaves, four-piece No Violet are set to release their debut EP Faces this autumn. They’re even being s...more
Menace Beach create a new splash of colour on Black Rainbow Sound
The new album from Menace Beach is a sonically explosive and explorative adventure into sight and sound. Black Rainbow Sound is the third album fr...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
What happens when Darwin Deez are left alone
New York is the metropolis home of many great indie bands, but none quite as electronically quirky as Darwin Deez. Weekly open-mic nights at the Sidew...more
Spring King electrify on A Better Life
The new album from Manchester four-piece Spring King is captured lightning in a bottle, shaken up and unleashed as radiating heat. As the group's fir...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
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