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The Dears mark incendiary return with Times Infinity Volume One
The Dears always felt like the weird cousin of the '00s Canadian indie scene, trying to cover the darker elements of every other Montreal band, then p...more
Amber Run return with introspective For a Moment, I was Lost
Amber Run's sophomore release For a Moment, I Was Lost is defined by torment, fear, anger and most importantly, progress. Moving on from their distre...more
Trials & Truths provides more of the former for Horse Thief
At the turn of the last decade, you couldn’t swing a cat in a Pitchfork feature without grazing a few plaintive indie-rock faces: Grizzly Bear, Arca...more
Japandroids lose their way on Near to the Wild Heart of Life
The best thing about Canadian duo Japandroids is that you know what you've signed up for: songs about late nights and early disappointments, whisky ...more
The invincible hush of Julie Byrne’s Not Even Happiness
"It was the first warm afternoon of the year. I walked alongside the Atlantic as the Earth came alive for the sun. There was a palpable sense of emerg...more
Cloud Nothings present the refined joys of Life Without Sound
In a cynical world, full of posturing, manoeuvring and mendaciousness, thank whatever higher power it is to which you subscribe for the innocent joys ...more
Mouse on the Keys’ Out of Body is your new favourite Japanese jazz rock album
Who are Mouse on the Keys? Two pianists, a drummer. They’ve just made an album called Out of Body. And? And it's dreaming out loud. And I’d say ...more
Menace Beach share biting new album, Lemon Memory
Lemon Memory, the second album from Menace Beach – that is Ryan Needham and Liza Violet, supported by a cast of retainers that would up anyone’s '...more
The Invisible, Daddy G, Ghostpoet @ The Spiegeltent, Bristol, 22/12/2016
With the ever-increasing arrival of Christmas, comes the Christmas Spiegeltent in Bristol! No self-respecting city is without some kind of wooden sha...more
12 Days of Christmas: Low Get Eerie with their 1999 Christmas EP
For most people, getting in the mood for Christmas comprises having a mince pie and putting some decorations up; for this bunch of melancholic music l...more
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