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Loyle Carner- ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ is ‘Rhythm And Poetry’ at its best, an album that will be described as ‘a timeless classic’ in the future.

‘Loyle Carner has a new found maturity in this sophomore release where Loyle has solidified his style as poet, storyteller and emotionally open family man.’ Loyle Carner’s work has always been termed as rap due to it being the closest… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel. Dubliners’ Debut Does Not Disappoint, Much Of It Familiar Like The Comfort Of A Favourite Jacket.

The last six months have resounded with the constant presence of Fontaines D.C. There has been the string of critically-acclaimed single releases and their ever-expanding live juggernaut smashing through venues of increasing size. The rise has been relentless and inescapable… Continue Reading

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TRACK PREMIER & EP REVIEW: Munky – Un, Deux, Trois, Cat E.P: Brimming with knowing swagger and intelligence

The emerging Dublin scene continues to show no sign of let-up; the latest protagonists being dance-punk outfit Munky who have followed up on early trailers You’ve Got Male and One in Five with an extended-play release, the cheekily titled Un,… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: FACS – Lifelike. Uneasy Listening: Beauty in the brutality.

Lifelike is the sophomore release from Chicago’s FACS, a trio featuring ex-Disappears members Brian Case (guitar/vocal) and Noah Ledger (drums), with Alianna Kalaba (bass) replacing Jonathan van Herik who played on 2018 debut Negative Houses. “[Lifelike] is a glowering morass… Continue Reading

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Good Cop, Bad Cop (Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys & Joe Carnall of Milburn). This Is Not The Album We Wanted, It’s So Much More; Old Friendships Die Hard On This Classic Debut.

‘One of the best albums of 2019 so far… is not getting the hype it deserves…; you need this album in your life.’ Initial rumblings of Joe’s work outside Milburn were coming to light in late 2016 when he chatted… Continue Reading

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EP REVIEW: Modern Nature – Nature E.P: A Parameter-Pushing Blank Canvas

A little biography is in order; Modern Nature is a coterie of collaborators based around Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting), Will Young (Beak>) and Aaron Neveu (Woods), expanded on this initial outing by the cello of Rupert Gillett and saxophone of… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Desperate Journalist; In Search of The Miraculous: A Post Punk Concept Album That Holds Its Own Among The Best Of Its Kind.

An immense and absorbing mood piece, with Jo Bevan’s lyrical soul-bearing its deliberate and brave focal point. “There has to be the chance for something to go wrong in order for it to be rewarding when it goes right, which… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Piroshka; Brickbat: Don’t Be Fooled By The Term Supergroup For This Band It Is In Concept Only.

The mere announcement of the existence of Piroshka was enough to prick the interest of critics and fans alike. Employing the combined efforts of Miki Berenyi (Lush), KJ McKillop (Moose), Mick Conroy (Modern English) and Justin Welch (Elastica), there was… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Talos, Far Out Dust, out 8th February on BMG

    Falsetto has been having an indie moment ever since Justin Vernon took to a cabin in Wisconsin in 2006, but it’s artistry from the likes of Talos – aka Eoin French – that still keep it fresh and… Continue Reading

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ALBUM REVIEW: Yak, Pursuit of Momentary Happiness; A Masterpiece of Conception And Execution out 8th February on Third Man Records/ Virgin EMI

  Artists looking to create their sophomore release, that vital document that asserts they are no flash in the pan, would rarely be advised to follow the template which Yak visionary-in-chief Oli Burslem has executed in the near three years… Continue Reading