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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
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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