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Most Recent Reviews

Coronet Blue: Better Day - CD
Fantastic long overdue third album, which blends together soul, country, rock and pop, from melodic Australian group Coronet Blue
Marc Almond: The Dancing Marquis - CD
Flawed latest release from the yet always remarkable Marc Almond, which combines together two recent limited edition EPs alongside two new tracks
Bob Mould: Beauty and Ruin - CD
Fantastic return to form on new solo album from former Husker Du and Sugar front man, Bob Mould
INVSN: INVSN - CD
Unnerving but captivating debut album from INVSN, the new project of Dennis Lyxzen who was previously in the Refused and the (International) Noise Conspiracy.
Comet Gain: Paperback Ghosts - CD
Splendid seventh album from London-based band Comet Gain, which combines their indie pop sound with a Northern Soul influence
V/A: Bob Dylan In The 80's: Volume One - CD
Effective tribute album of songs from Bob Dylan's ignored 80's albums, which includes covers from Built to Spill, Craig Finn, Hannah Cohen, Dawn Landes and Bonnie Prince Billy
Shield Patterns: Contour Lines - CD
Mysterious and disorientating but ultimately haunting debut album from Manchester-based electronic duo, Shield Patterns
Galileo 7: False Memory Lane - CD
Exuberant and upbeat psychedelic pop on third album from acclaimed Medway-based group, the Galileo 7
Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Box of Everything - CD
Magical compilation album from eccentric but diverse Americana outfit, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Swans: To Be Kind - CD
Epic and enthralling double CD new album from New York experimental outfit, Swans
Andy Fraser: On Assignment - CD
Energetic and thought-provoking seventeenth solo album from Free co-founder and bassist, Andy Fraser
Roll the Dice: Until Silence - CD
Intriguing but compelling third album from Stockholm-based experimental duo and mini-orchestra, Roll The Dice
O: When Plants Turn into Stones - CD
Ruminative and thought-provoking post-rock on second album from European instrumental five-piece, O
Sea Kings: Woke in the Devil's Arms - CD
Promising debut album from eclectic Glaswegian alternative rockers, the Sea Kings
Massy Ferguson: Victory and Ruins - CD
Effective roots rock on third album from Seattle-based Americana act, Massy Ferguson
Peggy Seeger: Everything Changes - CD
Elegiac latest album from veteran folk artist and singer-songwriter, Peggy Seeger
Lonesome Shack: More Primitive - CD
Superb lo-fi and stripped-down blues on breathtaking third album from Seattle-based trio, Lonesome Shack
Black Bananas: Electric Black Wall - CD
Unpredictable but gripping fusion of 1970’s rock, funk and electronica on debut album from Black Bananas, the new band of former Royal Trux front-woman Jennifer Herrema
Astronauts: Hollow Ponds - CD
Melancholic yet diverse and imaginative debut album from Astronauts, the side project of Dark Captain's Dan Carney
Cambodian Space Project: Whiskey Cambodia - CD
Compulsive third album from the remarkable Cambodian Space Project, whose music combines Motown-influenced 60's Cambodian pop covers with their own original songs
National Jazz Trio of Scotland: Standards Vol. III - CD
Contemplative and unworldly latest album from misleadingly-titled Scottish folk quartet, the Narional Jazz Trio of Scotland
Smittens: Love Record Breaker - CD
Eccentric ten inch vinyl and download only fifth album from Vermont-based twee pop band the Smittens with a rude and explicit sense of humour
Turn to Crime: Can't Love - CD
Repetitive but fervent avant-garde rock on debut album from Detroit-based group, Turn To Crime
Fist City: It's 1983 Grow Up! - CD
Unpolished but infectious psychedelia/post punk on re-released second album from abrasive Alberta group, Fist City
Ashley Reaks: Compassion Fatigue (1-8) - CD
Uncompromising but rewarding sixth album from Harrogate-based visual artist and experimental musician, Ashley Reaks
Franklin: Cold Dreamer - CD
Commercial-sounding but unimaginative dream pop on debut album from Franklin, the moniker for French musician Frank Rabeyrolles
Black Fluo: Billion Sands - CD
Atmospheric but imitative post rock on debut album from Swiss group, Black Fluo
John Howard: Songs For Someone - CDS
Superb covers EP from rediscovered 70's singer-songwriter John Howard, which includes songs by Darren Hayman and Robert Rotifer
Chills: Molten Gold/Pink Frost - 7"
Exuberant psychedelic pop on 7 inch comeback single from legendary New Zealand band, the Chills
Risa Hall: New York Nights - CDS
Compelling tribute to her home city on addictive new EP from New York-born but Manchester-based singer-songwriter, Risa Hall
Moles: Beauty Queen of Watts/Chills - CDS
Superb download only comeback single from great lost Australian band, the Moles
Sal: Achtung Banditi! - CDS
Imaginative and adventurous electronica on new EP from Turin duo, Sal


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