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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
Could Nilüfer Yanya be our next Miss Universe?
Eagle eyed readers will recognise Nilüfer Yanya's name from coverage in the music media around the end of last year: notably she featured on the 405'...more
The Regrettes, Beach Goons, SWMRS @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, 22/03/2019
Timing is everything. Los Angeles-based garage punk upstarts The Regrettes have been growing their fan base through a combination of tireless touring ...more
Lucy Rose gets her thoughts out on No Words Left  
No Words Left is the fourth album from Lucy Rose, and it’s a stark and dark collection of songs from a singer songwriter who's fast becoming known f...more
Ibibio Sound Machine return triumphant with Doko Mien
The last time we had the not-inconsiderable pleasure of covering Ibibio Sound Machine, we discussed the merits of the London-based 8-piece's approac...more
Brave words, Gratitude and lots of reflection from Benjamin Francis Leftwich
To quote Benjamin Francis Leftwich: “As writers, sometimes our currency is pain.” That tells you two things about the London based singer songwrit...more
The Coathangers get serious with The Devil You Know
“And I ain’t got time for niceties,” sang Vic Chesnutt some years ago. The Coathangers, also hailing from Georgia, channel the same attitude on ...more
Frankie and the Witch Fingers say ZAM to confines
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the minds of the criminally insane, as they're force feed pills in straitjackets before being lead back to a pa...more
The Japanese House shines in emotional, dreamy album Good At Falling
You know the feeling you get when you wake up from a dream that's so vivid and lush - perhaps about someone you love or once loved - that it goes on t...more
Modulus III, Emily Breeze @ The Hen and Chicken, Bristol, 08/03/2019
There’s so much to say about Emily Breeze. She's played drums for country outfit Howlin' Lord and had rave reviews as Candy Darling. Cigarettes by ...more
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