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Most Recent Reviews

Graham Day and the Forefathers: Good Things - CD
Stripped down and punchy 60’s-influenced garage rock from Medway-based trio Graham Day and the Forefathers, who have re-recorded tracks from its members’ previous bands which include the Prisoners, the Solarflares and the Gaolers
Legato Vipers: L.V. - CD
Fantastic surf music on debut album from Ontario-based insrtumental outfit, Legato Vipers
Poundstore Riot: Writing the Wrongs - CD
Offbeat and lo-fi indie pop on debut album from Glasgow-based duo, Poundstore Riot
OHHMS: Bloom - CD
Intense but enthralling debut album from Ramsgate-based doom metal/psychedelic/prog rock group, OHHMS
Belle Ghoul: Rabbit's Moon and Doomsday - 10"
Impressive blend of rock, pop and electronica on new ten inch vinyl mini-album from Detroit group Belle Ghoul, which includes ex- Electric Six keyboardist Christopher Tait and Patti Smith's daughter Jesse Paris Smith
Landlady: Upright Behavior - CD
Eccentric but uplifting and likeable debut album from frenzied New York band, Landlady
Xylouris White: Goats - CD
Enthralling debut album from Crete-based lute player George Xylouris and American musician and drummer Jim White, who formed a duo after playing a gig together at All Tomorrow's Parties last year
Gerda Stevenson: Night Touches Day - CD
Accomplished debut album from award-winning Scottish actress and folk singer, Gerda Stevenson
Use : What's the Use? - CD
Imaginative debut album from the Use, the moniker of New Jersey-based eelctronic musician Michael Durek
Max Richter: Berlin By Overnight - 12"
Exquisite 12 inch vinyl only EP of four remixes by anonymous DJs/producers of 2008 track by Scottish composer, Max Richter
Band Of Holy Joy: Land of Holy Joy - CDS
Blackly humorous new digital single about escaping the city from London-based act, the Band of Holy Joy
Vogue Dots: Toska - CDS
Mediocre and predictable debut EP from New Brunswick-based electronic duo, Vogue Dots
John Howard: Hello My Name Is... - CD
Meticulous and irresistible thirteenth album from recently rediscovered lost 70's cult artist, John Howard
Dave Davies: Rippin' Up Time - CD
Innovative and experimental latest solo album from Kinks co-founder and lead guitarist, Dave Davies
Robert Wyatt: Different Every Time - CD X2
Definitive double CD compilation from eccentric but brilliant English singer-songwriter, Robert Wyatt
Love: Love Songs: An Anthology of Arthur Lee’s Love, 1966 – 1969 - CD X2
Essential double CD compilation from 60’s psychedelic group Love, which combines together tracks from their first four albums, including all of their classic third record, ‘Forever Changes'
Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine - CD
Directionless ambience on latest solo album from producer and musician, Daniel Lanois
Laura Moody: Acrobats - CD
Eccentric but haunting debut solo album from London-based cellist and singer-songwriter and Elysian Quartet member, Laura Moody
Handsome Jack: Do What Comes Naturally - CD
Fantastic blues/soul rock on second album from Buffalo, New York-based group, Handsome Jack
Chills: The BBC Sessions - CD
Excellent retrospective from underrated New Zealand–based indie pop band the Chills, which compiles together three BBC sessions which they recorded for John Peel between 1985 and 1988
North Atlantic Explorers: My Father was a Sailor - CD
Cinematic, strings-laden second album from Canadian duo North Atlantic Explorers, which was inspired by singer Glenn D'Cruze's late sea engineer father
Wild Eyes: Above Becomes Below - CD
Promising blues-fuelled debut mini-album from Californian stoner rock outfit, Wild Eyes
Hate Colony: Navigate - CD
Effective but ultimately exhausting hardcore/metal on second album from Norwegian band, the Hate Colony
I Am Giant: Science and Survival - CD
Abrasive but enthralling second album from bestselling New Zealand-formed hardcore act, I Am Giant
Captain Beefheart: Le Nouvel Hippodrome, Paris 1977 - CD X2
First-rate double CD live album, recorded in Paris in 1977, from Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Jim Keaveny: Out of Time - CD
Laidback Dylan-influenced fifth album from Texas-based nsinger-songwriter, Jim Keaveny
Venteneer: Distorture - CD
Sinister but gripping industrial rock on third album from British quartet, Venteneer
Maston: The Opal Collection - LP
Impressive second album, compiled largely from his previous recordings, from psychedelic-influenced Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Frank Maston
Kerretta: Pirohia - CD
Imaginative and unique post-rock on third album from award-winning New Zealand-based instrumental trio, Kerretta
Sarah Borges: Radio Sweetheart - CD
Gorgeously packaged but unfocused fourth album from Boston-based singer-songwriter, Sarah Borges
V/A: Psych for Sore Eyes - 7" X2
Excellent, beautifully-packaged double 7 inch EP, the second in an occasional vinyl series, which highlights some of the best new psych acts
June Brides: She Seems Quite Free - 7"
Fantastic indie pop on new 7 inch vinyl EP from reformed 1980’s legends, the June Brides


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