Posted Feb. 5, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
Erstwhile Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson has spent the past five years penning songs for the likes of Mark Ronson and Shirley Bassey, basking in being out of the limelight and ... read more
Posted Dec. 11, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Mark Gill's England Is Mine introduces Morrissey while he's on the cusp of adulthood, an enigma of cocksure arrogance presented in the body of a slightly hunched ... read more
Posted Nov. 13, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Even though 21-year-old Brooke Bentham is firmly entrenched in the burgeoning South London music scene, her music sounds as though it has been dusted with ... read more
Posted July 3, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Imagine if the last few minutes of your life on a doomed Earth were spent dancing in a nightclub, as the sound of buzzing synthesisers ... read more
Posted April 10, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Laura Marling was routinely described as being precocious when she first started making her own music as a teenager. She emerged as part of London's ... read more
Posted Feb. 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
When John Lennon went into the studio to record the vocals for "Twist and Shout" he had already taken multiple throat lozenges and even gargled ... read more
Posted Jan. 30, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Ódú, aka Sally Ó Dúnlaing, is an Irish singer songwriter who crafts sonic heartbreak packaged in a glossy sheen of danceable pop. Born in New ... read more
Posted Jan. 16, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Perhaps best known as the frontman of Vermont post-punk band The Static Age, Andrew Paley has never been shy about his penchant for playing solo ... read more
Posted Dec. 19, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Tom Odell's an interesting prospect: The 26-year-old is an Ivor Novello and BRIT award winner with two albums to his name, who mixes piano-laden ballads ... read more
Posted Nov. 28, 2016, 10:39 p.m.
American Football are the sort of band that shouldn't have attracted so much attention. When they first properly emerged in 1999, a copy of their ... read more
Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
Written in Paris while the city was still reeling in the aftermath of the November 2015 attacks, Mapping the Rendezvous is an album that brims ... read more
Posted Oct. 10, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
LA has been spoiling us lately: Bleached, Deap Valley and Warpaint are just a few of the bands that have been releasing stellar new material. ... read more
Posted Oct. 3, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Fuelled by intense introspection and the adopting of a more polished sound, Welcome the Worms marries punk rock sensibilities with the radiant bubblegum pop of ... read more
Posted March 7, 2016, 5:43 p.m.
Finding an anchor in your life is one of those inevitabilities that is constantly chattering away in the back of your head; you're trying to ... read more
Posted Jan. 18, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
See Through Dresses' sound is lathered in squealing, wailing guitars that melt and sway in the sludge of the rawest depths of grunge. The frazzled ... read more
Posted Aug. 10, 2015, 6:46 p.m.
Matt Skiba's latest side project sound like they've been born out of the wave of late-90s American indie that brought us the likes of Weezer ... read more
Posted May 4, 2015, 8:17 a.m.
Barack Obama recently apologised to the families of two Western hostages killed during US drone strikes in January in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The use of ... read more
Posted April 13, 2015, 8:09 a.m.
The basic tenets of theology and philosophy concern discerning right from wrong, good from evil. There will never be any clear answer to this, but ... read more
Posted March 30, 2015, 7:54 p.m.
There's something deliciously miserable about Dublin weather that stretches from the end of January to the early flecks of spring, with the pre-summer season not ... read more
Posted March 23, 2015, 10:17 p.m.
It's a blank, black slate. There is little information, and everything about Cape Noire is ambiguous. Live pictures are, fittingly, of a woman in a ... read more
Posted March 2, 2015, 11:07 p.m.
The duo that make up Vancouver-based synth poppers Humans met by chance while engaged in artistic endeavours outside of music. Robbie Slade is a former ... read more
Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 12:54 a.m.
Creating the most welcoming introduction that you're likely to hear this year, S opener "Swimming Pool" features haunting, echoing synthesisers that sound like a distorted ... read more
Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:03 p.m.
Having piqued the interest of Jack White while handing out demos at a Dead Weather show in Detroit, Olivia Jean was quickly initiated into the ... read more
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 7 p.m.
Somewhere among the snowy and otherworldly environs of Reykjavik, Jón Björn Árnason and Leifur Kristinsson created Ourlives. They've been together for nine years, having already ... read more
Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 7:42 p.m.
After a career spanning more than ten years and 4 critically acclaimed albums as the frontman of Manchester 3-piece Doves, Jimi Goodwin has been waiting ... read more
Posted Sept. 22, 2014, 2:52 p.m.
In The Whale's Nate & Eric promises a look at the seedier side of Colorado. Combining two EPs written by the duo, Nate & Eric ... read more
Posted Aug. 11, 2014, 7:35 p.m.
Heartbreak in its truest form is one of life's most sobering and unyielding experiences. As the tedious old adage goes: there's a thin line between ... read more
Posted May 5, 2014, 9:50 p.m.
All good stories need an emphatic storyteller to bring the characters to life. Beyond one dimensional storyboards where all film ideas begin and draft-upon-draft of ... read more
Posted March 24, 2014, 11:25 p.m.
Spawned from drunken promises at an LA house party to "jam together", soon-to-be Skaters vocalist Michael Ian Cummings and guitarist Josh Hubbard made a hazy ... read more
Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 8:03 p.m.
When a band consists of only two members tasked with carrying the weight of riff-heavy and sneakily blues-influenced garage rock sounds on two pairs of ... read more
Posted Dec. 16, 2013, 10:24 p.m.
Aaron & the Sea have come a long way from writing dinosaur-themed ballads. The Minneapolis band formed in 2008 when roommates Aaron Rice and Alex ... read more
Posted Nov. 19, 2013, 11:03 p.m.
The press blurb that accompanies Texas-based indie folk duo Papermoons' sophomore album No Love claims that "the idea that you can say a whole lot more without ... read more
Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 6:37 p.m.
Mohill is a rural Irish village in county Leitrim, it's nice, quaint and generally doesn't divide opinion. To use an Irishism: sure it's grand. It's ... read more
Posted Sept. 23, 2013, 8:27 p.m.
Sounds can create images. New York City based 4 piece Mainland have this effect on "The Stroll". It concocts an image of bright strobe lights ... read more
Posted Sept. 9, 2013, 11:07 p.m.
Long Lost first began life as the acoustic side project of Transit frontman Joe Boynton, shortly after the release of Transit's fourth album Young New England he turned his attention ... read more
Posted Aug. 19, 2013, 11:06 p.m.
Who needs functioning eardrums anyway? A Secret Policeman’s Ball play post-punk indie music with new wave undertones, and there is only one volume their music ... read more
Posted Aug. 12, 2013, 10:49 p.m.
Guitars guitars guitars. When did you last hear a new band who's main focus is on guitars? Londoner Tilman Hartley's debut album To Basics is all about ... read more
Posted July 15, 2013, 8:59 p.m.
The transition from performing acoustic covers in your bedroom on YouTube to recording original songs in a recording studio and playing in front of a ... read more
Posted July 1, 2013, 9:21 p.m.
Halloween can be an inspiring topic for musicians. The Misfits' "Halloween" evokes dark autumn evenings with snarling vocals and captivating riffs, while AFI's Misfits-influenced All Hallows EP ... read more
Posted July 1, 2013, 9:02 p.m.
Truly happy yet honest albums are in short supply. If they’re happy they’re usually over-the-top and use cringe-worthy lyrics, but if the album’s songs are ... read more
Posted June 24, 2013, 10:25 p.m.
Torontonians The Heights like Angels & Airwaves. They really, really like Angels & Airwaves, which is the most readily apparent characteristic of “Soldier”, the opening track ... read more
Posted June 11, 2013, 1:18 a.m.
Some musicians view making music as a vocation, something that they will entirely devote their lives to, to the extent that it seeps into everything ... read more
Posted June 11, 2013, 1:02 a.m.
DISCLAIMER: Readers, a bold claim is about to be made. The National’s Trouble Will Find Me could, quite possibly, be as essential as air. Tread carefully, the ... read more
Posted May 27, 2013, 10:48 p.m.
Emma Louise described the cover art for her debut album Vs Head Vs Heart as expressing "the beauty that can come out of vulnerability". The cover art ... read more
Posted May 14, 2013, 1:13 a.m.
The beauty in acoustic albums usually comes from hearing a song you know and love take on a different resonance when it’s stripped back and ... read more
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